Paperback / softback
October 28, 1998
9780801860461
English
352
16 b&w illus.
9.00 Inches (US)
6.00 Inches (US)
1.05 Pounds (US)
1.05 Pounds (US)
$31.00 USD, £23.00 GBP
v2.1 Reference
Electronic book text
May 1, 2011
9781421404141
English
352
16 b&w illus.
9.00 Inches (US)
6.00 Inches (US)
$31.00 USD, £23.00 GBP
v2.1 Reference

The Perspectives of Psychiatry, second edition

Substantially revised to include a wealth of new material, the second edition of this highly acclaimed work provides a concise, coherent introduction that brings structure to an increasingly fragmented and amorphous discipline. Paul R. McHugh and Phillip R. Slavney offer an approach that emphasizes psychiatry's unifying concepts while accommodating its diversity. Recognizing that there may never be a single, all-encompassing theory, the book distills psychiatric practice into four explanatory methods: diseases, dimensions of personality, goal-directed behaviors, and life stories. These perspectives, argue the authors, underlie the principles and practice of all psychiatry. With an understanding of these fundamental methods, readers will be equipped to organize and evaluate psychiatric information and to develop a confident approach to practice and research.

About the Authors

Paul R. McHugh, M.D., is Henry Phipps Professor and Director in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Phillip R. Slavney, M.D., is Eugene Meyer III Professor of Psychiatry and Medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

Reviews

"I know many physicians who would like their own liaison psychiatrist in their pocket (in more ways than one). Those who work at Johns Hopkins now have just that. This book comprises the portable advice of the Johns Hopkins Professor of Psychiatry and Medicine to help physicians with some of the commonest psychiatric issues they encounter."—Eleanor Feldman, Psychological Medicine

"A very informative text that does an excellent job of introducing to some and presenting to others effective approaches to psychiatric and neurological symptoms . . . Provides practical, time friendly, concepts that would be usable after only the first read."—M. Ojinga Harrison, M.D., Journal of Psychosomatic Research

"This brilliant book illuminates psychiatry more clearly than any other work I know. . . . This is the best (and the shortest) single volume on psychiatry that anyone could read."—New England Journal of Medicine, reviewing a previous edition

"Every psychiatry department, regardless of ideology, should build a course around this . . . work. Open-mindedness might become fashionable."—Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, reviewing a previous edition

"An elegantly reasoned and eloquently written book that enriches our understanding of clinical events. . . . [It provides] an opportunity to open our eyes to new possibilities."—Hospital and Community Psychiatry, reviewing a previous edition

The Johns Hopkins University Press
second edition

9780801860461 : the-perspectives-of-psychiatry-2nd-edition-mchugh-slavney
Paperback / softback
352 Pages
$31.00 USD
9781421404141 : the-perspectives-of-psychiatry-2nd-edition-mchugh-slavney
Electronic book text
352 Pages
$31.00 USD

Other Titles by Paul R. McHugh, M.D.

The Concepts of Psychiatry

S. Nassir Ghaemi, M.D., M.P.H. - foreword by Paul R. McHugh, M.D.
Dec 2004 - Johns Hopkins University Press
$30.00 USD - Electronic book text
$30.00 USD - Paperback / softback

Understanding Sleeplessness

David N. Neubauer, M.D. - foreword by Paul R. McHugh, M.D.
Dec 2004 - Johns Hopkins University Press
$52.00 USD - Hardback
$52.00 USD - Electronic book text

Other Titles by Phillip R. Slavney, M.D.

Psychotherapy

Phillip R. Slavney, M.D. - foreword by Jerome L. Kroll, M.D.
Apr 2005 - Johns Hopkins University Press
$43.00 USD - Hardback
$25.00 USD - Paperback / softback
$25.00 USD - Electronic book text

Other Titles in MEDICAL / Psychiatry / General

Nightmare Factories

Troy Rondinone
Sep 2019 - Johns Hopkins University Press
$34.95 USD - Hardback
$34.95 USD - Electronic book text

Committed

Dinah Miller, MD, and Annette Hanson, MD - foreword by Pete Earley
Apr 2018 - Johns Hopkins University Press
$22.95 USD - Electronic book text
$22.95 USD - Paperback / softback

Pathologist of the Mind

S. D. Lamb
Feb 2018 - Johns Hopkins University Press
$44.95 USD - Hardback
$44.95 USD - Electronic book text
$22.95 USD - Paperback / softback

Other Titles in Psychiatry

Pathologist of the Mind

S. D. Lamb
Feb 2018 - Johns Hopkins University Press
$44.95 USD - Hardback
$44.95 USD - Electronic book text
$22.95 USD - Paperback / softback

Still Down

Dean F. MacKinnon, MD
Sep 2016 - Johns Hopkins University Press
$39.95 USD - Hardback
$18.95 USD - Paperback / softback
$18.95 USD - Electronic book text

The Intentional Brain

Michael R. Trimble, MD
Jun 2016 - Johns Hopkins University Press
$29.95 USD - Hardback
$29.95 USD - Electronic book text