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The Little Black Book of Psychiatry, Third Edition
  • Author(s):

  • David P. Moore, MD, University of Louisville School of Medicine, Louisville, Kentucky

  • Details:

  • ISBN-13: 9780763734589
    Paperback   404 pages   © 2006

  • Price:

  • $31.95


Thoroughly updated, the third edition of this pocket-sized handbook provides concise, evidence-based information on assessing and managing psychiatric problems. The Little Black Book of Psychiatry presents a comprehensive overview of psychiatric disorders, with data regarding epidemiology, symptomatology, laboratory data, course, complications, etiology, differential diagnosis, and treatment. This manual will help mental health professionals manage their patients and students and residents to hone the basic skills of psychiatric practice that they can build on in the years to come. 

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Organized by disorder, providing quick access to pertinent evidence-based information--perfect for psychiatry rotations! 

Covers disorders encountered in general psychiatric practice, including those listed in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of the American Psychiatric Association (DSM-IV) and more. 

Each section organized by:

  • Epidemiology
  • Symptoms
  • Lab Tests
  • Course
  • Complications
  • Etiology
  • Differential Diagnosis
  • Treatment

Also available in PDA format.

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Table of ContentsShow

Medical Abbreviations
Journal Abbreviations

Ch 1. Diagnostic Evaluation  
1.1  The Diagnostic Interview and Evaluation  
1.2  Format for Reporting the Psychiatric Evaluation
1.3  Common Psychiatric Symptoms and Signs  

Ch 2.  Early Onset Disorders
2.1  Mental Retardation  
2.2  Reading Disorder
2.3  Mathematics Disorder
2.4  Disorder of Written Expression
2.5  Developmental Coordination Disorder  
2.6  Expressive Language Disorder
2.7  Mixed Receptive-Expressive Language Disorder  
2.8  Phonologic Disorder  
2.9  Stuttering 
2.10  Autism
2.11  Rett’s Syndrome   
2.12  Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder  
2.13  Conduct Disorder  
2.14  Pica
2.15  Rumination Disorder
2.16  Tourette’s Disorder
2.17  Encopresis
2.18  Enuresis
2.19  Separation Anxiety Disorder
2.20  Selective Mutism
2.21  Reactive Attachment Disorder of Infancy or Early Childhood

Ch 3 Delirium, Dementia, and Related Disorders  
3.1  Delirium
3.2  Dementia  
3.3  Alzheimer’s Disease  
3.4  Multi-Infarct Dementia  
3.5  Lacunar Dementia  
3.6  Biswanger’s Disease   
3.7  AIDS Dementia  
3.8  Dementia Due to Head Trauma  
3.9  Parkinson’s Disease  
3.10  Diffuse Lewy Body Disease
3.11  Huntington’s Disease  
3.12  Pick’s Disease  
3.13  Creutzfeldt-Jacob Disease  
3.14  Alcoholic Dementia  
3.15  Inhalant-Induced Dementia  
3.16  Amnestic Disorders  
3.17  Korsakoff’s Syndrome
3.18  Transient Global Amnesia  
3.19  Catatonia  
3.20  Personality Change   
3.21  Frontal Lobe Syndrome  
3.22  Klüver-Bucy Syndrome  
3.23  Interictal Personality Syndrome  

Ch 4  Substance-Related Disorders  
4.1  Alcoholism   
4.2  Blackouts  
4.3  Alcohol Withdrawal Syndrome  
4.4  Delirium Tremens  
4.5  Alcohol Withdrawal Seizures  
4.6  Wernicke’s Encephalopathy  
4.7  Stimulant and Cocaine-Related Disorders
4.8  Caffeine-Related Disorders  
4.9  Cannabis-Related Disorders  
4.10  Hallucinogen-Related Disorders  
4.11  Inhalant-Related Disorders  
4.12  Nicotine-Related Disorders  
4.13  Opioid-Related Disorders  
4.14  Phencyclidine-Related Disorders  
4.15  Sedative-, Hypnotic-, or Anxiolytic-Related Disorders  

Ch 5 Schizophrenia and Other Psychoses  
5.1  Schizophrenia  
5.2  Schizophreniform Disorder 
5.3  Schizoaffective Disorder  
5.4  Delusional Disorder  
5.5  Brief Psychotic Disorder  
5.6  Postpartum Psychosis
5.7  Shared Psychotic Disorder   
5.8  Alcoholic Paranoia   
5.9  Alcohol Hallucinosis  
5.10  Secondary Psychosis

Ch 6 Mood Disorders  
6.1  Major Depression   
6.2  Dysthymia  
6.3  Postpartum Depression  
6.4  Postpartum Blues  
6.5  Premenstrual Syndrome
6.6  Bipolar Disorder
6.7  Cyclothymia
6.8  Secondary Depression  
6.9  Secondary Mania  

Ch 7 Anxiety Disorders  
7.1  Panic Disorder  
7.2  Agoraphobia
7.3  Specific Phobia   
7.4  Social Phobia  
7.5  Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder  
7.6  Posttraumatic Stress Disorder  
7.7  Generalized Anxiety Disorder  
7.8  Secondary Anxiety

Ch 8 Somatoform and Related Disorders  
8.1  Somatization Disorder   
8.2  Conversion Disorder  
8.3  Pain Disorder  
8.4  Hypochondriasis  
8.5  Body Dysmorphic Disorder   
8.6  Malingering and Factitious Illness  

Ch 9 Dissociative Disorders  
9.1  Dissociative Amnesia  
9.2  Dissociative Fugue  
9.3  Dissociative Identity Disorder  
9.4  Depersonalization Disorder  

Ch 10 Sexual and Related Disorders  
10.1  Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder  
10.2  Sexual Aversion Disorder  
10.3  Female Sexual Arousal Disorder  
10.4  Male Erectile Disorder  
10.5  Female Orgasmic Disorder  
10.6  Male Orgasmic Disorder  
10.7  Premature Ejaculation  
10.8  Dyspareunia   
10.9  Vaginismus  
10.10  Paraphilias  
10.11  Gender Identity Disorder

Ch 11 Eating Disorders  
11.1  Anorexia Nervosa  
11.2  Bulimia Nervosa  

Ch 12 Sleep Disorders  
12.1  Primary Insomnia  
12.2  Primary Hypersomnia  
12.3  Kleine-Levin Syndrome  
12.4  Narcolepsy  
12.5  Sleep Apnea  
12.6  Pickwickian Syndrome  
12.7  Circadian Rhythm Sleep Disorder  
12.8  Restless Legs Syndrome  
12.9   Periodic Limb Movements of Sleep   
12.10  Nightmare Disorder 
12.11  Sleep Terror Disorder 
12.12  Sleepwalking Disorder 
12.13  REM-Sleep Behavior Disorder  
12.14  Sleep Paralysis 

Ch 13 Impulse-Control Disorders Not Classified Elsewhere 
13.1  Intermittent Explosive Disorder  
13.2  Kleptomania  
13.3  Pyromania  
13.4     Pathologic Gambling  
13.5    Trichotillomania  

Ch 14 Personality Disorders  
14.1  Paranoid Personality Disorder  
14.2  Schizoid Personality Disorder  
14.3  Schizotypal Personality Disorder  
14.4  Antisocial Personality Disorder  
14.5  Borderline Personality Disorder  
14.6  Histrionic Personality Disorder  
14.7  Narcissistic Personality Disorder  
14.8  Avoidant Personality Disorder  
14.9  Dependent Personality Disorder  
14.10  Obsessive-Compulsive Personality Disorder
14.11  Passive-Aggressive Personality Disorder  

Ch 15 Other Conditions  
 15.1  Parkinsonism   
15.2  Dystonia   
15.3  Oculogyric Crisis  
15.4  Akathisia   
15.5  Tremor   
15.6  Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome 
15.7  Tardive Dyskinesia  
15.8  Serotonin Syndrome  
15.9  Postconcussion Syndrome  
15.10  Adjustment Disorders  
15.11  Bereavement  
15.12  Suicidal Behavior  
15.13  Violent Behavior  

Ch 16 Psychopharmacology and Electroconvulsive Treatment  
16.1  Psychopharmacology  
16.2  Electroconvulsive Therapy  


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About the Author(s)Show

David P. Moore, MD-University of Louisville School of Medicine, Louisville, Kentucky

After graduating from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and completing residency training in psychiatry at the University of Wisconsin in 1977, Dr. Moore has divided his time between academics and private practice in general psychiatry. This testing of academic ideas in the trenches of actual practice has yielded this book, a book that the reader may turn to in confidence.

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  • "This book is the latest update for this specific topic and includes diagnostic information, as well as other clinically related data such as symptomatology, course, etiology, epidemiology, and differential diagnosis for most major psychiatric disorders."

    Steven T. Herron, MD
    University of Arizona Health Sciences Center
    Doody’s Book Review Service
    May 2006

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