The Introductory Textbook of Psychiatry provides a comprehensive introduction to the field both for students new to psychiatry and for students who are studying for their board exams. This authoritative sixth edition has been thoroughly updated to reflect advances since the previous edition. Chief among these was the publication of DSM-5™, which necessitated a complete restructuring of the text, the reformulation of many diagnostic categories, the addition of new disorders, and the elimination of others. DSM-5™ provides a frame for the text’s many illuminating clinical vignettes, which in turn bring diagnosis, assessment, and treatment to vivid life. Other features, such as clinical points, self-assessment questions, and an exhaustive glossary of terms, add to the educational value and enhance learning. The internationally renowned authors have produced a text of uniform approach and uncommon style, and readers will appreciate the insight and rigor that have made the Introductory Textbook of Psychiatry the bestselling volume of its kind for more than two decades.
|Publishers||CBS Publishers & Distributors|
|Author||Donald W. Black / Nancy C. Andreasen|
|About the Author||
Donald W. Black, M.D., is Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine in Iowa City, Iowa. He is a graduate of Stanford University, where he received his undergraduate degree, and the University of Utah School of Medicine. He received his psychiatric training at the University of Iowa, where he now serves as Director of Residency Training and Vice Chair for Education in the Department of Psychiatry. Dr. Black is an authority on personality disorders and impulsive behavior. He has written several books, including Bad Boys, Bad Men—Confronting Antisocial Personality Disorder (Sociopathy) and DSM-5 Guidebook (with Jon E. Grant). He is a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and Past President of the American Academy of Clinical Psychiatrists.
Nancy C. Andreasen, M.D., Ph.D., is the Andrew Woods Chair of Psychiatry at the University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine. She received a Ph.D. in English Literature from the Universityof Nebraska, and later, a medical degree from the University of Iowa, where she also trained in psychiatry. She is one of the world’s leading authorities on schizophrenia and was a pioneer in the application of neuroimaging techniques to the study of major mental illnesses. She is the author of numerous books including The Creating Brain: The Neuroscience of Genius, The Broken Brain: The Biological Revolution in Psychiatry, and Brave New Brain: Conquering Mental Illness in the Era of the Genome. Dr. Andreasen received the National Medal of Science in 2000, America’s highest award for scientific achievement. She is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Science. She served as Editor-in-Chief of the American Journal of Psychiatry for 13 years.