Psychiatric tematic volumes from 11th World Congress of Psychiatry
Mario Maj (Editor) and cols. | PDF | 8 Mb | no password
The WPA has published three thematic volumes originating from the 11th World Congress of Psychiatry in Hamburg, Germany, whose title was “Psychiatry on New Thresholds”. These titles are “Psychiatric Diagnosis and Classification”, “Psychiatry in Society” and “Psychiatry as a Neuroscience”.
Psychiatric Diagnosis and Classification
Mario Maj (Editor), Wolfgang Gaebel (Editor), Juan José López-Ibor (Editor), Norman
Sartorius (Editor) | ISBN: 0-471-49681-2 | PDF | 308 pages | May 2002This book provides an overview of the strengths and limitations of the currently available systems for the diagnosis and classification of mental disorders, in particular the DSM-IV and the ICD-10, and of the prospects for future developments. Among the covered issues are:
* The impact of biological research
* The diagnosis of mental disorders in primary care
* The usefulness and limitations of the concept of comorbidity in psychiatry
* The role of understanding and empathy in the diagnostic process
* The ethical, legal and social aspects of psychiatric classification
Psychiatric Diagnosis & Classification provides a comprehensive picture of the current state of available diagnostic and classificatory systems in psychiatry and the improvements that are needed.
Psychiatry in Society
Norman Sartorius (Editor), Wolfgang Gaebel (Editor), Juan José López-Ibor (Editor), Mario Maj (Editor) | ISBN: 0-471-49682-0 | PDF | 304 pages | May 2002Psychiatry in Society provides an overview of the recent socio-economic and cultural changes affecting mental health and mental health care. These changes include:
* The increasing complexity of the economic contexts within which mental health services are funded and delivered
* The demand for cost-effectiveness evidence
* The rationing of access to new pharmacotherapies and psychotherapies
* The emergence of quality of life as an essential criterion in the assessment of health care interventions
* The growing awareness of the influence of stigma on shaping the long-term course of severe mental disorders
* The enhanced role of advocacy groups in providing information, advice and support to sufferers
This book will be of interest to psychiatrists and psychologists, mental health workers, managers and policy makers.
Psychiatry as a Neuroscience
Juan José López-Ibor (Editor), Wolfgang Gaebel (Editor), Mario Maj (Editor), Norman Sartorius (Editor) | ISBN: 0-471-49656-1 | PDF | 346 pages | June 2002Psychiatry as a Neuroscience provides an overview of recent solid advances in biological psychiatry which are of clinical relevance. These include
* psychoneuroendocrinological and psychoimmunological findings in major depression
* genetic and neuroimaging data in schizophrenia
* molecular genetic findings in Alzheimer's disease
* neuroimaging data in obsessive-compulsive disorder.
This book will be of interest to psychiatrists and psychologists, neuroscientists, managers and policy makers.
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