Four years have passed since the last edition (3rd) of this book was published. In the intervening years, several reviews of this book have provided highly encouraging remarks about the value of this book in transmitting information on classification and treatment of psychiatric disorders to the audience. We are proposing to revise all chapters with an eye on accuracy and ease of use, and this is an especially timely endeavor with the upcoming publication of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual V. All the appropriate new information on biology, etiology, diagnosis and treatment of psychiatric disorders will be added to the current proposed edition. It is our goal to recruit the same authors (if possible) who contributed to the previous edition. While all chapters will be updated (see TOC), those marked by asterisks will be the most likely to undergo more revision. Psychiatry has emerged as a burgeoning scientific field with major advances in etiology and treatment of several disorders. Just as there was excitement in the anatomic advances that took place a hundred years ago when Emil Kraepelin and his collaborators took on the enormous task of classification of psychiatric disorders based on rational scientific thinking, new advances in genetics, biochemistry, neuroanatomy and pharmacotherapy of mental disorders have brought us even closer to a better understanding of complex disorders like schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, depression and even autism. The major goal of the previous edition of this classic book was to update the busy clinician, psychiatric resident and medical student with the most up-to-date information on etiology, diagnosis and treatment of psychiatric disorders. This goal remains the focus of the fourth edition of this book. In this updated and expanded edition, the reader will be provided with the most contemporary information and literature supported by a close survey of the field. This new edition of this classic title, with its focus on biologic and medical aspects of psychiatry, will continue to be of significant help to all interested in the scientific practice of psychiatry.
The Mental Status Examination.- Syndromes of Brain Dysfunction Presenting with Cognitive Impairment or Behavioral Disturbance: Delirium, Dementia, and Mental Disorders Due to Another Medical Condition.- The Amnestic Syndrome.- Bipolar Illness.- Major Depressive Disorder.- Schizophrenia.- Schizoaffective and Schizophreniform Disorders.- Delusional Disorders.- Anxiety Disorders.- Obsessive Compulsive Disorder.- Somatizing and Dissociative Disorders.- Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia Nervosa.- Antisocial Personality Disorder.- Alcoholism.- Drug Addiction.- Sexual Disorders: Dysfunction, Gender Identity and Paraphilias.- Other Psychiatric Syndromes: Adjustment Disorder, Factitious Disorder, Illicit Steroid Abuse, Cultural Syndromes.- ADHD and the Disruptive Behavior Disorders.- Mood Disorders in Children and Adolescents.- Autism Spectrum Disorder.- Childhood Anxiety Disorders and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder.- Schizophrenia in Children and Adolescents.- Mood Disturbances.- Anxiety Symptoms.- Thought Disorder.- From Phenomenology to Strong Biologism and Epigenetics in Psychiatry.- Catatonia in Psychiatric Illnesses.- Personality Disorders.- Genetics of Psychiatric Disorders.- Novel Targets for Drug Treatment in Psychiatry.- Use of Laboratory in Psychiatry.- Epidemiology of Psychiatric Illness.- Suicide and Attempted Suicide.- Clinical Psychopharmacology.- Cognitive and Behavioral Therapies.- Forensic Psychiatry.- Sleep Disorders.- Neuromodulation in Psychiatry.- Rating Scales for Psychiatric Disorders.- Neuroimaging in Psychiatry.- Electroconvulsive Therapy: Indications, Use and Adverse Effects.- Profiles in History of Neuroscience and Psychiatry.- Normal Laboratory Values and Drug Therapeutic and Toxic Ranges.