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Psychiatry is arguably the most misunderstood specialty in modern medicine and psychiatrists are often thought of as part physician, part confessor, part police officer, and part shaman. In Demystifying Psychiatry, two eminent psychiatrists offer an illuminating look at the entire field, offering a clear and informative portrait of a medical specialty often clouded in myth. Zorumski and Rubin range from a basic discussion of what psychiatry is, to the types of illnesses psychiatrists treat, the training of psychiatrists, the treatment of psychiatric disorders (covering medications, psychotherapy, lifestyle interventions, electroconvulsive therapy, and much more), and how families can help with treatment. They caution the consumer about practices that should raise red flags. The book also covers new trends in psychiatry and explores the future of the field, predicting that major advances in genetics and neuroscience will lead to rapid and amazing changes in psychiatry. The book concludes with extensive reference materials that will be valuable both to general readers and medical practitioners.

About the Author

Charles F. Zorumski, MD, is Samuel B. Guze Professor and Head of Psychiatry at Washington University School of Medicine.

Eugene H. Rubin, MD, PhD, is Professor of Psychiatry and Vice Chair for Education at Washington University School of Medicine.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780195386400
Author:
Zorumski, Charles F.
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Author:
Rubin, Eugene
Author:
Zorumski, Charles
Author:
Charles F. Zorumski, MD
Author:
Rubin, MD, PhD, Eugene
Author:
null, Charles F
Author:
Rubin, Eugene, MD
Author:
Zorumski, MD, Charles F.
Author:
Rubin, Eugene H.
Author:
null, Eugene
Author:
Zorumski, Charles F., MD
Author:
Eugene Rubin, MD, PhD
Subject:
Psychiatry
Subject:
Psychiatry - General
Subject:
Mental Illness
Subject:
Medicine | Psychiatry
Subject:
Psychology
Subject:
Medicine | Psychiatry & Psychology
Subject:
Health and Medicine-Medical Specialties
Publication Date:
20091031
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
6.2 x 9.3 x 0.9 in 1.144 lb

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