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A Clinical Manual of Psychiatry.

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Edited by Oken Donald, Lakovics Magnus. . 281 pages. Elsevier/North Holland; , New York, Amsterdam, and Oxford; , 1981.. $19.95 (paperback).

Ann Intern Med. 1982;96(5):692. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-96-5-692_2
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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


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