The American Psychiatric Association Practice Guideline for the Treatment of Patients with SchizophreniaThe guideline focuses specifically on evidence-based pharmacological and nonpharmacological treatments for schizophrenia and includes statements related to assessment and treatment planning, which are an integral part of patient-centered care. The guideline provides direction on implementing these recommendations into clinical practice, with the goal of improving the quality of care and treatment outcomes for patients with schizophrenia.
Clinical Sleep MedicineThis guide features the most up-to-date information and latest guidelines and summarizes the pathophysiological mechanisms, epidemiology, clinical presentations, and management of the six principal categories of adult and pediatric sleep disorders: insomnia, hypersomnia, sleep-disordered breathing, circadian disorders, parasomnias, and sleep-related movement disorders.
Human TraffickingThis is an educational and clinical resource for health care practitioners from any discipline who may encounter sex- or labor-trafficked persons. The book provides the background knowledge and frontline clinical strategies providers need to identify, relate to, and treat these psychologically wounded, yet resilient patients.
Learning Acceptance and Commitment TherapyIn this ground-breaking volume, the first of its kind written for psychiatric and nonpsychiatric clinicians, readers will learn the principles and practices of ACT as they apply to psychiatric assessment, case analysis, and treatment. The book explains how to conduct a streamlined assessment of the patient’s symptoms as they are nested in the patient’s life context, how to detect and intervene with the patient’s unworkable emotional and behavioral avoidance strategies, and how to blend the us...
Nature and Nurture in Mental DisordersThe book thoughtfully discusses the theories that affect the study of genes, the environment, and their interaction and examines what the empirical evidence reveals about each of these issues. The author posits a biopsychosocial approach—one that acknowledges the role an individual’s predisposing genetic factors, interacting with environmental stressors, play in the etiology of many mental disorders.
Treatment of Stress Response SyndromesThis invaluable text teaches clinicians to employ a transtheoretical approach, integrating multiple therapeutic modalities to treat patients who have undergone severe stress. The author emphasizes repeated assessments and formulations that form the foundation for individualized treatment plans.
Rational PsychopharmacologyThe book teaches the reader how to think thoroughly and methodically when assessing a patient, reviewing research data (both basic and clinical), and developing and evaluating effective patient recommendations. Psychiatric students, residents, and fellows will find immense benefit in the book’s method, but veteran clinicians wishing to improve their psychopharmacology skills will also discover fresh, evidence-based approaches to clinical dilemmas.