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Psychodynamic Psychiatry in Clinical Practice

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This new edition of the classic psychodynamic psychiatry text, Psychodynamic Psychiatry in Clinical Practice, continues its tradition as the most readable, scholarly, and practical introduction to psychodynamic theory and practice available. Kept within arm's reach of all mental health professionals, this invaluable "one-stop" reference will prepare you to teach students a ...more
Hardcover, Fourth Edition, 652 pages
Published February 28th 2005 by American Psychiatric Publishing (first published 1990)
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Matt
Sep 26, 2014 Matt rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book is a tough read, starting with a dense synopsis of psychodynamic thought, then barrelling through most major psychiatric diagnoses with attention to dynamic understanding of them. It is extensively researched, with most references being recent research, but sometimes the flood of data interfered with understanding that particular studied disease. That said, the introductory chapters on theory are a wealth of information for new students, and the chapters on Cluster B personalities gave ...more
Patricia
Dec 26, 2012 Patricia rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Psychiatry and psychology students interested in the clinical field.
Recommended to Patricia by: College Professor
Spectacularly written and very easy to understand. I kind of had to read this book to prepare for an exam, so I won't say I enjoyed the experience of reading and learning it, but it definitely made the experience bareable and the style in which it's written is amiable for psychology students. I love the fact that there are case examples and that the medical jargon is easy to understand.
I really recommend this.
Zaven
Very helpful, filled with the stuff "they don't teach you in school." I appreciated the organization of this volume by DSM axes as well as general treatment strategy.
Lily S.
Sep 21, 2015 Lily S. rated it it was amazing
Wonderful book. Everyone who studies psychology should read this.
pjr8888
Feb 23, 2013 pjr8888 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
a textbook from a class i took psych pathology at the Professional School of Psychology, San Francisco.
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