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Psychodynamic Psychiatry in Clinical Practice (This Is Not Naxos) [Hardcover]

Glen O. Gabbard
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28 Feb 2005 1585621854 978-1585621859 4th Revised edition
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 Aone-stopA reference will prepare you to teach students and treat patients more effectively with its truly integrative psychodynamic approach. The author has meticulously updated every chapter of the previous edition, adding new illustrative case examples and discussing the most recent research findings and concepts in psychodynamic psychiatry. It introduces the basic principles of psychodynamic psychiatry and the four fundamental theoretical frameworks derived from psychoanalytic theory: ego psychology, object relations theory, self psychology, and attachment theory. Drawing on the latest breakthroughs in neuroscience to validate the latest psychodynamic thinking, the author includes neuroanatomical illustrations that highlight the need to integrate psychoanalytic theories of development with brain development and the impact of environment on gene expression. The eminently practical Psychodynamic Psychiatry in Clinical Practice is organized into three distinct sections based on DSM-IV diagnoses: -Section I, Basic Principles and Treatment Approaches in Dynamic Psychiatry, begins by laying a foundation in psychoanalytic theory. It focuses on how to apply psychoanalytic theory to specific types of evaluation and treatment, including psychodynamic assessment, brief therapy, individual and group psychotherapy, family and marital therapy, pharmacotherapy, and hospital/partial hospital treatment. -Section II, Dynamic Approaches to Axis I Disorders, covers the major psychiatric disorders and discusses how to apply psychodynamic understanding to the treatment of patients with these disorders. -Section III, Dynamic Approaches to Axis II Disorders, provides a psychodynamic understanding of personality disorders and covers in detail the principles of psychodynamic psychotherapy for these conditions. The fourth edition of Psychodynamic Psychiatry in Clinical Practice details the theory of psychodynamic psychotherapy and the adaptation of psychodynamic thinking to specific disorders. As such, it is an ideal companion to Dr. Gabbard's Long-Term Psychodynamic Psychotherapy: A Basic Text, which details the techniques of dynamic psychotherapy. The bestselling Psychodynamic Psychiatry in Clinical Practice is the definitive reference for training programs of all kinds at all levels. This new edition provides a clear synthesis of diagnostic understanding and treatment unmatched in the literature. Marked by Dr. Gabbard's distinctly lucid and compelling prose, it is the ultimate psychiatric guide for the busy clinician and mental health student.

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  • Hardcover: 644 pages
  • Publisher: American Psychiatric Press Inc.; 4th Revised edition edition (28 Feb 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1585621854
  • ISBN-13: 978-1585621859
  • Product Dimensions: 3.9 x 15.9 x 23.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
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"This new edition continues the trend towards integration of data from neuroscience research started in the last version. A burgeoning field of neuropsychoanalysis has sprung up in recent years, and the findings of neuroscientists and those who examine the interaction between genes and environment are confirming psychoanalytic views of development and the mechanisms of the mind. In this edition I have sought to weave those findings into the fabric of the first and second chapters that establish the basic principles and theoretical foundations of dynamic psychiatry. In so doing, I am once again asserting that psychodynamic psychiatrists must situate themselves firmly in a biopsychosocial context that recognizes the need to incorporate the findings of biological psychiatry into our theories about the human mind. Psychoanalytic theories of development, for example, can no longer stand apart from what we know about brain development and the impact of the environment on gene expression." - From the Preface"

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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.

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5.0 out of 5 stars The depth of a patient 20 Aug 2012
By Dan
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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5.0 out of 5 stars Practical emphasis on empirical validation 11 Aug 2006
By David H. Peterzell PhD PhD - Published on Amazon.com
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.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Resident's Dream to Understanding the Psychiatric Patient 1 Jun 2000
By Christopher L. Lange - Published on Amazon.com
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.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Gabbard has done his homework! 24 Sep 2005
By Jennifer K. Paweleck-Bellingrodt, Psy.D. - Published on Amazon.com
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.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Gabbard Hits the Mark Again 31 Aug 2000
By Dr. Vernon Gregson - Published on Amazon.com
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.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A must read for psychiatrists 30 Dec 2007
By Dr. Roland Main - Published on Amazon.com
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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