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A broad but concise survey of the psychiatric diagnostic process, the main syndromes (organic brain disorders, substance abuse, schizophrenic and paranoid syndromes, effective disorders, neuroses, personality disorders, stress and grief syndromes); age-related problems; emergencies; psychosomatic problems (pain, sleep problems, sexual difficulties); the "difficult" patient; treatment (psychotherapy, psychopharmacology); and referral. Written for the nonpsychiatrist as a practical guide but appears to be more likely to be useful mainly as a background sketch of how the
A Clinical Manual of Psychiatry.. Ann Intern Med. ;96:692. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-96-5-692_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1982;96(5):692.
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