Psychiatry is one of the major specialties of medicine, and is concerned with the diagnosis and treatment of the psychiatric disorders.
Table of ContentsEdit
- Diagnosis & Classification
- Neurobiology of Psychiatric Disorders
- Psychotic Disorders
- Mood Disorders
- Anxiety Disorders
- Somatoform Disorders
- Dissociative Disorders
- Alcoholism and Psychoactive Substance Use Disorders
- Personality Disorders
- Sexual Disorders
- Eating Disorders
- Sleep Disorders
- Disorders of Childhood & Adolescence
- Dementia, Delirium, and Psychiatric Symptoms Secondary to General Medical Conditions
- Electroconvulsive Therapy and Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation
- Psychotherapy for Medical Students
- The Agitated/Violent Patient
- Self-harm and suicide
- Cross-Cultural Issues in Psychiatry
- Forensic Psychiatry
Editors and ContributorsEdit
- Dan J. Stein, MD, PhD (dan.steinuct.ac.za) is Professor and Chair of the Dept of Psychiatry & Mental Health at the University of Cape Town. - Primary Editor
- Catherine Maud (cmaudiafrica.com) practices psychiatry in Durban, South Africa.
- Nicolina van der Merwe (nicolina.vandermerwegmail.com) is a medical student doing her Masters in Neuroscience at the University of Cape Town.
- Allan Tasman, MD, is Professor and Chair of the Dept of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences at the University of Louisville School of Medicine. He is Chair of the Education Committee of the World Psychiatric Association.
- Konstantinos N. Fountoulakis (kfountmed.auth.gr) is Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, 3rd Department of Psychiatry, School of Medicine, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece - Mood Disorders
- Erik Simonsen, MD, Elsa Ronningstam, and Theodore Millon, PhD. - Personality Disorders
- Ronald Pies, MD is Professor of Psychiatry and Lecturer on Bioethics and Humanities at State University of New York Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, N.Y., USA; and Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston MA, USA. - Dementia, Delirium, and Psychiatric Symptoms Secondary to General Medical Conditions
- Paul Summergrad, MD is Dr. Frances S. Arkin Professor of Psychiatry and Chairman, Department of Psychiatry; and Professor of Medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts, USA. He is also Psychiatrist-in-Chief, Tufts Medical Center, Boston. Massachusetts. - Dementia, Delirium, and Psychiatric Symptoms Secondary to General Medical Conditions
- Bruce McDermott, MD
- Arash Ansari MD and David N. Osser MD. - Psychopharmacology
- Roumen V. Milev, MD, PhD, FRCPsych(UK), FRCP(C). - Electroconvulsive Therapy and Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation
- S. Johnson MD/MSc, J Roberts MD, and R El-Mallakh MD. University of Louisville. - The Agitated/Violent Patient, Self-harm and suicide
- Robert Kohn, MD
- Julio Arboleda-Flórez is Professor Emeritus at Queen’s University, Canada - Forensic Psychiatry
- Henk Temmingh, M Med (Psychiatry) is a Consultant Psychiatrist in the Dept of Psychiatry and Mental Health, University of Cape Town, South Africa. - Alcoholism and Psychoactive Substance Use Disorders
- Stuart Thomas, MBBS, FRANZCP, consultant psychiatrist in private practice, Melbourne, Australia
- Rachel Ojserkis, B.A. is a research assistant at The Columbia Center for Eating Disorders. 1051 Riverside Drive, Unit 98, New York, NY 10032. http://www.columbiacenterforeatingdisorders.org ojserkipi.cpmc.columbia.edu - Eating Disorders
- Evelyn Attia, MD is Director of The Center for Eating Disorders at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and The New York State Psychiatric Institute. Dr. Attia is a Professor of Clinical Psychiatry at Weill Cornell Medical College and Columbia University Medical Center. ea12columbia.edu - Eating Disorders
- Christer Allgulander, MD. Karolinska Institute, Department of Clinical Neuroscience. Stockholm, Sweden. Christer.Allgulanderki.se - Diagnosis & Classification
- Adrian Preda, M.D. is a research psychiatrist and Health Sciences Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior at UC Irvine and UC Irvine Neuropsychiatric Center. apredauci.edu - Psychotic Disorders
- Lisa Page. King’s College London, Institute of Psychiatry, Dept. Psychological Medicine. Weston Education Centre, 10 Cutcombe Road, London, SE5 9AZ. - Somatoform Disorders
- David R. Spiegel, MD. Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Eastern Virginia Medical School. Norfolk, Virginia, United States of America. - Dissociative Disorders
- Kapil Chopra, MBBS. Kokil Chopra, MBBS. Kevin Lamm, MD. Margarita Somova, MD. Grant Yoder, DO. - Dissociative Disorders
- Resident Physicians. Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfolk, Virginia, United States of America. - Dissociative Disorders
- Brett McDermott and Tony Jaffa. - Disorders of Childhood & Adolescence
- Durga Prasad Bestha, MBBS. Vishal Madaan, MD. Daniel R. Wilson, MD, PhD. - Psychotherapy for Medical Students
- Anthony Koller, BSc., MBBCh is a psychiatric registrar in the Dept of Psychiatry & Mental Health at the University of Cape Town. - Sleep Disorders
Acknowledgments: A project of the Education Committee of the World Psychiatric Association
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