Since the publication of the last edition in 1988, remarkable advances have been made in laboratory and clinical psychiatric research; the fourth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV) has been published; managed care has radically altered the provision of all medical care; and the profession of psychiatry has come to a sophisticated new understanding of the interplay between psychiatric knowledge and issues in the larger society. All these changes are reflected in the new text. Of particular interest are the masterful and lucid reviews of current knowledge in the neurobiology of mental disorders, in the section on brain and behavior. The section on psychopathology clarifies newly emerging diagnostic categories and offers new insights into addictions, anxiety disorders, and disorders of cognition. (Midwest).Syndromic Definitions DSM-IV focuses on ordering psychiatric symptomatology into syndromes, or clusters of symptoms that tend to occur ... Axis V provides a quantitative assessment of functional status. Axis I: clinical syndromes and V codes.
|Title||:||The Harvard Guide to Psychiatry|
|Author||:||Armand M. Nicholi|
|Publisher||:||Belknap Press - 1999|