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Psychodynamic Psychiatry in Clinical Practice: The DSM-IV Edition Hardcover – 1 Jan 1994

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  • Hardcover: 672 pages
  • Publisher: American Psychiatric Press Inc.; 2nd edition edition (1 Jan 1994)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0880486589
  • ISBN-13: 978-0880486583
  • Product Dimensions: 3.8 x 14.6 x 24.1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,655,719 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"I suggest...psychiatric residency training programs provide every entering resident with a free copy of this book. In due time that will surely improve psychiatric morbidity and mortality reports and psychiatric statistical and epidemiological data. Directors of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology ought to take note: no candidate should be Board certified in general psychiatry or child psychiatry who does not demonstrate an equivalent working knowledge of the core content and message of this invigorating and outstanding book."- "Robert Stern, M.D. Ph.D., American Journal of Psychiatry," "January 2002" --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Glen O. Gabbard, M.D., Brown Foundation Chair of Psychoanalysis and Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, and Director, Baylor Psychiatric Clinic, Baylor College of Medicine; Training and Supervising Analyst, Houston-Galveston Psychoanalytic Institute, Houston, Texas. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Dan on 20 Aug 2012
Format: Hardcover
When we start an internship of psychiatry, one of the first things we meet is the patient. And what do we do with them? What do we ask? How do we help? And worst, how do we understand them to avoid being angry with them? (thinking in borderline patients)

This was one of the first recommended books, and I just can say that I really enjoy reading it. It's written with a very understandable english and very practical. I definitely would recommend everyone working on mental health to read it.

When for the biological oriented psychiatry finds a chapter about the psycodinamic understanding of dementia, the first reaction is to laugh, but if you do read the chapter, it's very understanding and helps to see the point of view of the patient that is discovering that his/her brain is deteriorating a little to fast...

I definitely recommend this book.
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Practical emphasis on empirical validation 11 Aug 2006
By David H. Peterzell PhD PhD - Published on
Format: Hardcover
I teach those evil, mean behavioral and cognitive courses that all of you hate. Bwaaahahahahaaaaah. Even so...

Add me to the list of people who heartily endorse this new edition of a classic. I use it as a teaching tool and as a reference, and clinical psychology students generally rave about it. A book like this one is essential at a time when psychodynamic approaches are fighting for their proverbial lives. It keeps pace with the DSM-IV-TR, and with rapid advances in neuroscience and clinical research. As before, it is enormously practical. It continues to provide clinical examples, insight, and wisdom related to each DSM diagnosis. As before, its style is accessible to students and clinicians alike, including those who are not psychodynamically oriented. If I was teaching an introductory course on psychdynamic psychology, this is the text I would use.

Gabbard's book contains the following: (1) A lucid introduction to the foundations of dynamic psychiatry. Topics covered include the patient's subjective experience, the role of the unconscious, psychic determinism, expression of the past in the present, resistance, and the role of neurobiology; (2) An introduction to theory, including ego psychology, object relations theory, self psychology, and attachment theory; (3) A multi-chapter discussion of clinical assessment and treatment, including sections on psychodynamic considerations of medication and hospitalization; (4) Coverage of Axis I disorders (schizophrenia, affective disorders, anxiety disorders, dissociative disorders, sexual dysfunctions, substance-related disorders and eating disorders, and cognitive disorders); (5) Coverage of Axis II disorders, with emphasis on the cluster B This is disorders. There are separate chapters for borderline, narcissistic, antisocial, and hysterical-histrionic disorders. The clinical chapters begin by discussing presentation as it relates to the 4 major dynamic schools, and then discuss assessment, and management. In this new edition, relevant biological research is integrated into the discussion. My kind of book: it takes old-time theories, case studies, and new research, and integrates them in a way that enhances clinical practice.
26 of 29 people found the following review helpful
A Resident's Dream to Understanding the Psychiatric Patient 1 Jun 2000
By Christopher L. Lange - Published on
Format: Hardcover
As a third year resident in psychiatry, the utilization of dynamic therapy in the treatment of my patients was daunting. To fully understanding them, would I need to read all of the works of Freud and Jung (and numerous other masters in the field). Dr. Gabbard succintly puts all of the current theories of dynamic therapy into one crisp, easy to read text. The only unfortunate thing about this book is that a third edition is arriving in stores soon.
11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
Gabbard has done his homework! 24 Sep 2005
By Jennifer K. Paweleck-Bellingrodt, Psy.D. - Published on
Format: Hardcover
this is a wonderful book. it is well-organized and puts the often elusive concept of psychodynamic theory into real, practical considerations and methods. it includes basic principles, information on defense mechanisms (very useful), and a great deal of information on various psychodynamic theoretical perspectives. the chapters on understanding and treating personality disorders were my favorite, and the author spent a great deal of time on cluster b personality disorders, probably the most often seen and difficult to treat of the personality disorders. i particularly liked the chapter on borderline personality disorder. throughout the book, the theory and concepts are easy to read and understand, and the interventions are practical and well-explained.
15 of 18 people found the following review helpful
Gabbard Hits the Mark Again 31 Aug 2000
By Dr. Vernon Gregson - Published on
Format: Hardcover
Gabbard's Third Edition of Psychodynamic Psychiatry keeps an already classic psychodynamic analysis of the DSM IV up to date with the lastest revisions of the DSM IV. It is what we have come to expect from Gabbard and more. Listening to and hearing our patients remains as necessary now, and even more necessary now, precisely because of the chemical interventions which are now available.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
A must read for psychiatrists 30 Dec 2007
By Dr. Roland Main - Published on
Format: Hardcover
This text is a wonderfully clear and easily understood book. Gabbard looks at the fundamentals of dynamic psychiatry and explains the principles behind the major schools of psychodynamic theory in such a way that even I can understand! In this edition, he adds some of the latest findings on neurobiology, offering a compelling integration of biological and psychological theories. This is the second edition I have bought, and for someone who usually avoids buying even one textbook, to have bought two of the same is saying something.
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