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New Oxford Textbook of Psychiatry

Edited by Michael Gelder, Nancy Andreasen, Juan Lopez-Ibor [[missing key: and]] John Geddes

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print February 2012 | ISBN: 9780199696758
Published online October 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191743221 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199696758.001.0001

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Assessing and managing the risks of violence towards others

Paul E. Mullen and James R. P. Ogloff.

in New Oxford Textbook of Psychiatry

February 2012; p ublished online October 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Psychiatry. 11595 words.

Assessing and managing the risk of our patients being violent towards others now occupies a prominent position in virtually all forms of mental health practice, but it remains a contentious...

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Assessing need and organizing services for drug misuse problems

John Marsden, Colin Bradbury and John Strang.

in New Oxford Textbook of Psychiatry

February 2012; p ublished online October 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Psychiatry; Addiction Medicine. 5347 words.

In the present decade, there has been substantial investment in drug misuse treatment thereby expanding the workforce, the capacity of the treatment system and leading to reduced waiting...

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Assessment in child and adolescent psychiatry

Jeff Bostic and Andrés Martin.

in New Oxford Textbook of Psychiatry

February 2012; p ublished online October 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Psychiatry. 4233 words.

The goals of assessment of a child/adolescent are to (1) detect psychopathology and its impacts on the child’s functioning in family, school, and peer domains, (2) allow appropriate...

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Assessment of mental disorder in older patients

Robin Jacoby.

in New Oxford Textbook of Psychiatry

February 2012; p ublished online October 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Psychiatry. 5315 words.

The assessment of older people is not fundamentally different from that of younger patients. The principles of taking history and mental-state examination are the same at any age. But if...

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Assessment of personality

C. Robert Cloninger.

in New Oxford Textbook of Psychiatry

February 2012; p ublished online October 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Psychiatry. 5506 words.

The assessment of personality provides the context needed to understand someone as a whole person with particular goals and values that they pursue with a unique emotional style. A person's...

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Associations between psychiatric disorder and offending

Lindsay Thomson and Rajan Darjee.

in New Oxford Textbook of Psychiatry

February 2012; p ublished online October 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Psychiatry. 8701 words.

The associations between psychiatric disorder and offending are complex. There has been a great deal of research into certain disorders and violent offending particularly over the last two...

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Attention deficit and hyperkinetic disorders in childhood and adolescence

Eric Taylor.

in New Oxford Textbook of Psychiatry

February 2012; p ublished online October 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Psychiatry. 12163 words.

The concept of ADHD arose from neurological formulations, but does not entail them, and the modern definition simply describes a set of behavioural traits. The historical evolution of the...

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Autism and the pervasive developmental disorders

Fred R. Volkmar and Ami Klin.

in New Oxford Textbook of Psychiatry

February 2012; p ublished online October 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Psychiatry. 9725 words.

The pervasive developmental disorders (PDDs) are characterized by patterns of deviance and delay in social-communicative development in the first years of life, which are associated with...

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Basic aspects of sleep–wake disorders

Gregory Stores.

in New Oxford Textbook of Psychiatry

February 2012; p ublished online October 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Psychiatry. 7275 words.

A sound working knowledge of the diagnosis, significance, and treatment of sleep disorders is essential in all branches of clinical psychiatry. Unfortunately, however, psychiatrists and...

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Bereavement

Beverley Raphael, Sally Wooding and Julie Dunsmore.

in New Oxford Textbook of Psychiatry

February 2012; p ublished online October 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Psychiatry. 3784 words.

Bereavement is the complex set reactions that occurs with the death of a loved one: the emotions of grief with yearning, angry protest, and sadness; the cognitive processes of understanding...

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Biological aspects of suicidal behaviour

J. John Mann and Dianne Currier.

in New Oxford Textbook of Psychiatry

February 2012; p ublished online October 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Psychiatry. 5585 words.

To understand the biological underpinnings of multi-determined behaviours such as suicide and attempted suicide it is necessary to situate them within an explanatory model that can...

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The biology of ageing

Alan H. Bittles.

in New Oxford Textbook of Psychiatry

February 2012; p ublished online October 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Psychiatry. 3833 words.

Although old age is readily recognizable, methods to define and measure the underlying biological processes are much less amenable to study. For this reason, life expectancy has been widely...

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Body dysmorphic disorder

Katharine A. Phillips.

in New Oxford Textbook of Psychiatry

February 2012; p ublished online October 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Psychiatry. 5304 words.

Body dysmorphic disorder (BDD), also known as dysmorphophobia, is a relatively common, severe, and sometimes difficult-to-treat condition that has been described for more than a century....

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Brain and mind

Martin Davies.

in New Oxford Textbook of Psychiatry

February 2012; p ublished online October 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Psychiatry. 3515 words.

Descartes's ontological dualism of mind and body made it difficult for him to describe the phenomenology of embodiment, the way we experience our own body. Contemporary theories of the...

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Brief individual psychodynamic psychotherapy

Amy M. Ursano and Robert J. Ursano.

in New Oxford Textbook of Psychiatry

February 2012; p ublished online October 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Psychiatry. 10016 words.

Brief dynamic psychotherapy is an important treatment for numerous disorders, primarily the adjustment, anxiety, and mood disorders. Both alone and in combination with medication brief...

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Bulimia nervosa

Christopher G. Fairburn, Zafra Cooper and Rebecca Murphy.

in New Oxford Textbook of Psychiatry

February 2012; p ublished online October 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Psychiatry. 9890 words.

The history of the diagnosis bulimia nervosa begins as recently as 1979. Now, three decades later, the diagnosis bulimia nervosa is included in both DSM-IV(4) and ICD-10,(5) its prevalence...

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Caregiver-mediated interventions for children and families

Philip A. Fisher and Elizabeth A. Stormshak.

in New Oxford Textbook of Psychiatry

February 2012; p ublished online October 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Psychiatry. 6672 words.

This chapter summarizes interventions that have been developed to address child and adolescent behaviour problems and externalizing disorders within the therapeutic milieu of the family....

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Child abuse and neglect

David P. H. Jones.

in New Oxford Textbook of Psychiatry

February 2012; p ublished online October 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Psychiatry. 8292 words.

Child abuse and neglect (child maltreatment) is a combination of a consensus about what comprises unacceptable child rearing/care, together with what children have a right to be free from....

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The child as witness

Anne E. Thompson and John B. Pearce.

in New Oxford Textbook of Psychiatry

February 2012; p ublished online October 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Psychiatry. 2593 words.

In the last 20 years, many societies have paid greater attention to children's rights and the importance of protecting children from abuse. As perpetrators of abuse have been tried in...

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Child molesters and other sex offenders

Stephen Hucker.

in New Oxford Textbook of Psychiatry

February 2012; p ublished online October 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Psychiatry. 4637 words.

In most Western societies sexual offenders are more reviled than almost any other type of offender. On both sides of the Atlantic this is reflected in the sanctions that specifically...

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