This case series book offers a practical and accessible approach to psychiatry, addressing major clinical problems ranging from psychosis to aging effects, each of which is tackled as it arises in everyday settings. With its emphasis on everyday practice strongly linked to underlying theory, the book combines clinical knowledge with the realities of managing clinical problems, and will provide a basis for developing sound analytical and confident decision-making skills. Presenting different visions of clinical psychiatry and expanding psychiatrists’ interventions by integrating innovative neuroscience approaches such as neuroimaging, neuropsychology, TMS and cognitive rehabilitation, it will help clinicians and students alike gain a sound understanding of the wide range of signs and symptoms that indicate psychiatric disorders, and how the diagnosis, management and treatment options can differ from those in other medical specialties. The volume includes learning activities, with questions on each clinical case followed by detailed explanatory answers, and self-assessment exercises to assist with learning and revision. Throughout the book, tips and key features are highlighted with boxes, algorithms, tables and figures, which the reader can refer back to for exam revision and well into her/his career.
A. Carlo Altamura is Professor and Chair, Department of Neuroscience and Mental Health, IRCCS Foundation Ca’ Granda, Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico of Milan, University of Milan, Director of Residency of Psychiatry. He is President of the Italian Society of Neuropsychopharmacology, Past President of the Italian Chapter of the International Society of Bipolar Disorders, and President of the Italian Society of Depressive Disorders. Author of 250 publications cited in PubMed.Paolo Brambilla, M.D., Specialist in Psychiatry, Ph.D. in Neuropharmacology and Neurophysiology, is currently Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Milan, Adjunct Associate Professor of Psychiatry at UT Houston, USA, Chair of the EPA Neuroimaging Section and Co-Editor in Chief of the Journal of Affective Disorders. Since 2005 he has been coordinating research studies at the Developmental Psychopathology Research Unit at the IRCCS Scientific Institute “E. Medea”. Prof. Brambilla is the recipient of several international scientific honors, of national and international grants, and is the author or co-author of more than 200 original papers published in international peer-reviewed journals. His current lifetime h-index is 47 as calculated by Scopus.
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