Nancy P. Schell, MD
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Schell NP. Introduction to Clinical Psychiatry. Ann Intern Med. 1999;130:704. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-130-8-199904200-00026
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1999;130(8):704.
Elkin GD; ed. 312 pages. Stamford, CT: Appleton & Lange; 1999. $29.95. ISBN 0838543332. Order phone 800-423-1359.
Field of medicine: Psychiatry.
Format: Softcover book.
Audience: Nonpsychiatric practitioners and medical students.
Purpose: To introduce nonpsychiatrists to the wide range of psychiatric disorders and their essential features in order to aid in effective assessment, diagnosis, and treatment or referral.
Content: This comprehensive introductory text covers major psychiatric diagnoses; their causes, manifestations, diagnoses, and treatments; and practical discussions of psychosocial and patient–physician relationship issues. Certain chapters are dedicated solely to such issues as suicide, special populations, systems theories, cross-cultural issues, and homeless persons. Each chapter on the major psychiatric diagnoses includes a definition of the disorder; its epidemiology, cause, diagnosis, differential diagnoses, and treatments; discussion of the emotional reactions of medical staff to patients; cross-cultural aspects; legal and ethical issues; conclusions; and references.
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