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The Language of Mental Health

Condition: BRAND NEW
ISBN: 9781585623457
Author(s): Narriman C. Shahrokh
Format: Paperback
Year: 2011
Publisher: American Psychiatric Association Publishing
Dimensions: 152 x 23 x 229 (w x l x h)
Pages: 346

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For many years, the American Psychiatric Glossary has been the standard reference for psychiatrists, residents, psychiatric social workers, and other mental health professionals. Last published 8 years ago, it enjoyed unparalleled dominance in the mental health market. Now comes The Language of Mental Health: A Glossary of Psychiatric Terms, which is designed not only to replace its predecessor but also to improve upon its offerings and bring the content firmly into the twenty-first century. This comprehensive, user-friendly reference boasts an abundance of features, both time-tested and new, as follows: The number of Glossary definitions has been increased by 25%, and coverage has been expanded to include terms specific to newer psychiatric subspecialties, such as geriatric psychiatry, addiction psychiatry, psychosomatic medicine, and child and adolescent psychiatry. The section on 'Medications Used in Psychiatry' is expanded and up to date. Medications are organized by drug class (e.g., antidepressants), subclass (e.g., selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors), trade name (e.g., Prozac), and generic name (e.g., fluoxetine).
The section on 'Psychiatric Measures' is robust and detailed. For example, the entry under 'Neuropsychiatric Measures for Cognitive Disorders' lists nearly a dozen assessments, along with their acronyms or abbreviations. The section on 'Mental Health Resources' includes vital
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