Advances in Psychiatry

Author: Afzal Javed,Kostas N. Fountoulakis

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319705547

Category: Medical

Page: 740

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This book will be the newest edition on the series ‘advances in psychiatry’. The previous 3 volumes can be found online at http://www.wpanet.org/detail.php?section_id=10&content_id=660 . They were highly successful in covering a broad area of psychiatry from different perspectives and angles and by reflecting both specialized but also international and global approaches. This series have guaranteed quality therefore can be used by different scientific groups for teaching and learning and also as a means for fast dissemination of advanced research and transformation of research findings into the everyday clinical practice. There is already a body of readers anticipating the next volume.

Research Advances in Genetics and Genomics

Implications for Psychiatry

Author: Nancy C. Andreasen

Publisher: American Psychiatric Pub

ISBN: 9781585627103

Category: Medical

Page: 160

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Research Advances in Genetics and Genomics: Implications for Psychiatry introduces mental health professionals to exciting breakthroughs in endophenotypes, animal models, microarrays, and genetic mapping, as well as general strategies for identifying the genetic mechanisms of mental illnesses. Uniquely valuable both as summary and signpost, this concise volume provides a fascinating overview of recent cutting-edge developments in the application of molecular genetics, genomics, and proteomics to the study of psychiatric populations. By reading Research Advances in Genetics and Genomics, you will gain a better understanding of Psychiatric Genetics -- Reviews and assesses the major research paradigms that have emerged in the field of psychiatric genetics over the several past decades, exploring the major conceptual and philosophical issues they pose and the value of their integration. Molecular Structure of Nucleic Acids -- An overview of the double-helix discovery and provides a context for current endeavors, the original one-page April 1953 Nature paper by Watson and Crick, which sparked a revolution in the life sciences. Psychiatry in the Genomics Era -- Posits that one of the most important consequences of genomics will be the development of individualized treatments that allow a clinician to tailor therapy on the basis of the unique genotype of each patient rather than on the mean responses of groups of unrelated patients. The Genomics Revolution -- Details the implications of the genome for future medical practice, including the potential for developing methods and tools to better understand, treat, and prevent major mental disorders. The Endophenotype Concept in Psychiatry -- Explains the etymology and strategy behind the use of endophenotypes in neuropsychiatric research and, more generally, in research on other diseases with complex genetics, such as schizophrenia. The Genes and Brains of Mice and Men -- Shows why a detailed assessment of brain function in mice is so important for advancing psychiatric research in humans. Humans and mice share numerous features-in fact, for an estimated 99% of human genes a mouse version may be identified-of brain organization and behavioral responses to many pharmacological agents. Microarray Technology -- Asserts that microarrays present a methodology for identifying genes or pathways for new and unique potential drug targets, determining premorbid diagnosis, predicting drug responsiveness for individual patients, and, eventually, initiating gene therapy and prevention strategies. Meticulously referenced, this volume is exceptionally useful as a starting point for understanding the impact of genetics and genomics on psychiatry, serving to introduce psychiatrists, psychologists, neurologists, and geneticists to this exciting field.

Advances in Psychodynamic Psychiatry

Author: César A. Alfonso,Richard C. Friedman,Jennifer I. Downey

Publisher: Guilford Publications

ISBN: 1462538649

Category: Psychology

Page: 406

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Bringing together important articles from Psychodynamic Psychiatry, this volume shows how contemporary practitioners are using a multidimensional biopsychosocial approach to increase the robustness of clinical research and the effectiveness of patient care. Chapters review cutting-edge approaches to formulating anxiety and mood disorders, eating disorders, traumatic grief, substance use and addictive behaviors, obsessive–compulsive disorder, personality disorders, schizophrenia, somatic symptom disorders, and trauma and stressor-related disorders. Treatment of specific populations is addressed, including infants and parents, children, spouses of the chronically ill, survivors of intimate partner violence, criminal offenders, and the elderly. Featuring rich case illustrations, the book integrates psychoanalytic concepts with advances in knowledge about neuroscience, gene–environment interactions, and the physiological impact of adversity.

Advances in School-based Mental Health Interventions

Best Practices and Program Models

Author: Kristin E. Robinson

Publisher: Civic Research Institute, Inc.

ISBN: 1887554416

Category: Child mental health services

Page: N.A

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Leading experts in the field bring you the latest research, practical programming ideas and intervention strategies... * Key components in successful school-based service delivery * Evidence-based clinical services * Funding sources and strategies * How to build effective, collaborative interagency relationships * Solutions to the barriers of misunderstanding and stigma * Effective family interventions ... and show you how "real world" programs are successfully being implemented in a broad variety of service delivery systems.

Advances in Psychiatry

Author: Chittaranjan Andrade

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: N.A

Category: Architecture

Page: 288

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This book aims to provide readers with a theoretical and practical update on the advances in psychiatry.

Advances in Brain Imaging

Author: John M. Morihisa

Publisher: American Psychiatric Pub

ISBN: 9781585628001

Category: Medical

Page: 204

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Brain imaging and its application to major psychiatric disorders such as depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), and schizophrenia is one of the most exciting fields in psychiatry today. This thought-provoking collection details the work of five scientists who report some of the most recent findings in the field, review the relevant data in the literature, and place this research within a critical neuroscience context. Each chapter tells a fascinating story: Chapter 1, Functional Brain Imaging in Psychiatry: The Next Wave, reviews the strengths and limitations of functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), emphasizes the therapeutic implications of brain imaging findings, and suggests that this field may achieve its greatest utility in the search for the genetic bases for psychiatric disorders such as schizophrenia. Chapter 2, Cognitive Neuroscience: The New Neuroscience of the Mind and Its Implications for Psychiatry, emphasizes the importance of cognitive deficits in our understanding of psychiatric disorders such as schizophrenia and OCD, presenting an exciting discussion of the development of a theory of altered executive function. Chapter 3, Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging in Children and Adolescents: Implications for Research on Emotion, explains a compelling new way of using fMRI to investigate disorders of emotion (such as major depression, generalized anxiety disorder, separation anxiety disorder, and social phobia) in children, synthesizing neuroscience, psychiatry, and developmental psychology. Chapter 4, Brain Structure and Function in Late-Life Depression, presents both structural and functional brain imaging findings, such as decreased brain volume and abnormalities of regional cerebral blood flow, in patients with late-life depression, examining how they compare with younger patients with major depression and raising an intriguing question of trait versus state as the cause for some of these abnormalities. Chapter 5, Neuroimaging Studies of Major Depression, details a distinctive longitudinal and intensely multimodal neuroscience approach particularly well suited for brain studies, describing not only the abnormalities, but also the changes in these abnormalities after therapeutic intervention, showing that some appear to depend on the patient's mood and that other neurophysiologic differences persist even after treatment. The provocative research breakthroughs and findings presented in this volume may lead to important insights in diagnosis, treatment response, and prognosis for some of today's most challenging psychiatric disorders. Researchers and clinicians alike will find that this remarkable volume enhances their understanding of the theory and practice of brain imaging in psychiatry and offers an exciting glimpse of the future directions of both the technology and the science.

Advances in Clinical Child Psychology

Author: Benjamin Lahey

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1461398142

Category: Psychology

Page: 328

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Advances in Clinical Child Psychology is. a serial publication designed to bring together original summaries of the most important new develop ments in the field of clinical child psychology and its related disciplines. Each chapter is written by a key figure in an innovative area of research or by an individual who is particularly well qualified to comment on a topic of major contemporary importance. These chapters provide con venient, concise explorations of empirical and clinical advances in the field. In Volume 6, the chapters reflect the changing nature of research on the disorders of children. Since the beginning of this series, increasing amounts of innovative and promising research have focused on the classification, etiology, and development of childhood psychopathol ogy. This volume contains chapters on the classification of autism, the nature of sexual abuse, the development of social deficiencies and affec tion, and the important variables of maternal depression, infant-child interactions, sibling interactions, and early temperament. This volume also highlights another significant trend in clinical child psychology-its increasing rapprochement with developmental psychology. A chapter on the importance of cognitive development in dictating child interview strategies is an important example of this trend. We appreciate the roles played by the advisory editors in suggesting excellent topics and thoughtfully editing the chapters. As always, our strongest thanks go to the volume's authors for their outstanding contributions.

Advances in Psychopharmacology

Author: Mark S. Gold,John S. Carman,R. Bruce Lydiard

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780849356803

Category: Medical

Page: 344

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The book focuses on the prediction and optimization of pharmacological treatment of psychiatric patients. Topics covered include the importance of accurate psychiatric diagnosis, medical problems which can mimic psychiatric illness, and the interface between psychiatric illness and opiate addiction and alcoholism. Current literature on predicting responses to antidepressants, lithium, antipsychotics and antianxiety agents is summarized. This practical guide also offers details on the state-of-the-art uses of blood levels in psychiatric practice for each class of drugs as well as other useful information in tables, graphs and flow charts.

Early Intervention in Psychiatry

EI of Nearly Everything for Better Mental Health

Author: Peter Byrne,Alan Rosen

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118387775

Category: Medical

Page: 432

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Early intervention (EI) is the single most important advance in mental health care in recent decades, representing a key shift in both theoretical standpoint and service delivery. Early Intervention in Psychiatry clearly describes best practice for extending this approach to all psychiatric disorders. Beginning with the rationale for EI, it informs interventions in people from all age groups across the lifespan, from perinatal to old age. It addresses EI in specific settings, such as primary health care, community health, the general hospital, non-government agencies, and in social movements, and for specific disorders including depression and anxiety, alcohol and substance use, childhood disorders, psychoses, bipolar disorders, eating disorders and borderline personality disorders. Early Intervention in Psychiatry is an essential guide for all psychiatrists, general practitioners, family physicians and public health doctors. It is also a valuable resource for mental health professionals and primary care colleagues, including nurses, social workers, psychologists, occupational therapists, vocational rehabilitation specialists, peer and support workers and for mental health commissioners and policy-makers.

Artificial Intelligence in Behavioral and Mental Health Care

Author: David D. Luxton

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 0128007923

Category: Psychology

Page: 308

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Artificial Intelligence in Behavioral and Mental Health Care summarizes recent advances in artificial intelligence as it applies to mental health clinical practice. Each chapter provides a technical description of the advance, review of application in clinical practice, and empirical data on clinical efficacy. In addition, each chapter includes a discussion of practical issues in clinical settings, ethical considerations, and limitations of use. The book encompasses AI based advances in decision-making, in assessment and treatment, in providing education to clients, robot assisted task completion, and the use of AI for research and data gathering. This book will be of use to mental health practitioners interested in learning about, or incorporating AI advances into their practice and for researchers interested in a comprehensive review of these advances in one source. Summarizes AI advances for use in mental health practice Includes advances in AI based decision-making and consultation Describes AI applications for assessment and treatment Details AI advances in robots for clinical settings Provides empirical data on clinical efficacy Explores practical issues of use in clinical settings

Hemic and Immune Systems: Advances in Research and Application: 2011 Edition

Author: N.A

Publisher: ScholarlyEditions

ISBN: 1464921962

Category: Medical

Page: 421

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Hemic and Immune Systems: Advances in Research and Application: 2011 Edition is a ScholarlyEditions™ eBook that delivers timely, authoritative, and comprehensive information about Hemic and Immune Systems. The editors have built Hemic and Immune Systems: Advances in Research and Application: 2011 Edition on the vast information databases of ScholarlyNews.™ You can expect the information about Hemic and Immune Systems in this eBook to be deeper than what you can access anywhere else, as well as consistently reliable, authoritative, informed, and relevant. The content of Hemic and Immune Systems: Advances in Research and Application: 2011 Edition has been produced by the world’s leading scientists, engineers, analysts, research institutions, and companies. All of the content is from peer-reviewed sources, and all of it is written, assembled, and edited by the editors at ScholarlyEditions™ and available exclusively from us. You now have a source you can cite with authority, confidence, and credibility. More information is available at http://www.ScholarlyEditions.com/.

Advances in Schizophrenia Research 2009

Author: Wagner F. Gattaz,Geraldo Busatto Filho

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781441909138

Category: Medical

Page: 465

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Schizophrenia remains an important challenge to psychiatry, with its causes and underlying brain mechanisms yet to be fully revealed. Currently available treatments are neither universally effective nor without unwanted effects. These aspects, together with the high prevalence of schizophrenia, its often debilitating nature, and the associated family and social burden, make this mental disorder one of the most complex public health issues of our times. The purpose of the Advances in Schizophrenia Research series is to provide comprehensive periodic reviews of the wide range of research studies carried out around the world, with the dual purpose of solving the schizophrenia puzzle, and providing clues to new forms of treatment and prevention for this disorder. A special feature of the series is its broad scope, virtually encompassing all fields of schizophrenia research: epidemiology and risk factors; psychopathology; diagnostic boundaries; cognition; outcome and prognosis; pathophysiology; genetics; pharmacological and psychological forms of treatment and rehabilitation; community care; and stigmatization.

Mental Health in Mental Retardation

Recent Advances and Practices

Author: Nick Bouras

Publisher: CUP Archive

ISBN: 9780521556293

Category: Medical

Page: 416

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Recent progress of community care initiatives around the world highlight the problems posed in dual diagnosis and treatment of mental retardation with mental illness. This multidisciplinary team of professionals offer their perspectives on a wide range of current aspects in this field. Key issues in aetiology, assessment, and treatment are all addressed from an international perspective including studies of various forms of retardation and their links with a high incidence of mental illness. A uniquely authoritative work which is sure to be welcomed by mental retardation and mental health professionals alike.

Advances in Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery 10

Proceedings of the 10th Meeting of the European Society for Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery Stockholm 1992

Author: Björn A. Meyerson,Giovanni Broggi,Jose Martin-Rodriguez,Christoph Ostertag,Marc Sindou

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3709192978

Category: Medical

Page: 209

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These proceedings from the Xth Congress of the European Society for Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery in Stockholm reflect the growing interest in these fields of neurosurgery. It is the most extensive volume in this series of publications and it contains a large number of original articles pertaining to the most recent advances in stereotactic and functional neurosurgery. Not long ago stereotactic neurosurgery was considered an esoteric sub speciality practised only by those involved in treating movement disorders and pain. In the last decade we have witnessed the incorporation of stereotactic methodology in the management of common neurosurgical diseases, and the stereotactic technique is now practised in all major neurosurgical centers. As with other surgical techniques and tools, however, the utilization of stereotactic methods requires special knowledge and training. This book comprises articles which give insight into new stereotactic applications and technology. For example, the usage of stereotaxis without a frame and the so-called navigator systems in open tumor surgery is dealt with in two papers. The introduction and development of radiosurgery is closely linked to the advancement of stereotactic technique. Radiosurgical treatment of tumors and cerebrovascular diseases has been one of major achievements in modern neurosurgery. This publication contains several original reports illustrating the efficacy of radiosurgery in problematic neurosurgical diseases.

Advances in Parapsychological Research 9

Author: Stanley Krippner,,Adam J. Rock,Julie Beischel

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 1476612757

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 228

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The essays in this volume 9 of a series inform readers of the present status of leading issues in parapsychology, or psi research. The authors are experts in their fields and have written in a reader-friendly way that captures the complexity and importance of their topics. Each essay comprehensively reviews a controversial topic from a critical stance, and updates its status based on the latest theoretical and empirical considerations. For readers who need to keep pace with the evolution of thinking in psi research, this volume is authoritative.

The Mosaic of Contemporary Psychiatry in Perspective

Author: Anthony Kales,Chester M. Pierce,Milton Greenblatt

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1461391946

Category: Medical

Page: 448

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Psychiatry has undergone a dynamic evolution in the last 40 years, an evolution to which Dr. Louis West made many contributions. Psychiatry today and Dr. West's career are intertwined in a mosaic of interaction. It is therefore fitting that this compilation of essays in honor of Dr. West is entitled The Mosaic of Contemporary Psychiatry: Current Perspectives. The papers collectively form a snapshot of the field of psychiatry today. Each chapter offers a historical perspective of the topic discussed, followed by a description of modern day issues and a look at the future of psychiatry. This book will enhance the knowledge and technical skills of psychiatrists as well as other clinicians in the mental health care field.

Advances in Neuromodulation, An Issue of Neurosurgery Clinics of North America, An Issue of Neurosurgery Clinics,

Author: Won Kim,Antonio De Salles,Nader Pouratian

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323264018

Category: Medical

Page: 691

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This issue of Neurosurgery Clinics of North America is devoted to "Advances in Neuromodulation." Editors Won Kim, MD, Antonio De Salles, MD, and Nader Pouratian, MD have assembled the top experts to review topics such as: peripheral nerve stimulation; spinal cord stimulation for gait reanimation and vascular pathology; deep brain stimulation for Tourettes, OCD, depression, Parkinson’s disease, eating disorders, dystonia, and headache; and techniques for image-guided deep brain stimulation, advanced imaging for targeting, and closed loop neuromodulation.