The 8th ed of this title incorporates significant changes to make it a useful general psychiatry text going forward to the new millennium. The last edition was the first text to incorporate the final DSM-IV nosology, and this edition augments this with ICD-10 diagnostic coding, mandated for reimbursement under the Medicare system, as well as many government agencies and third party payers. This edition is the most visually appealing, with a second colour added, highlighting coding additions and other features. In addition, as usual, the new version of synopsis captures current thinking on the diagnosis and treatment of mental and emotional disorders, with new material added on psychiatric aspects of alternative medical therapies; at least 6 new drugs, with substantial updating of all drug therapy information; a new chapter on childhood substance abuse; one on legal and ethical issues in child psychiatry; and a new chapter on obesityThis edition is the most visually appealing, with a second colour added, highlighting coding additions and other features.
|Title||:||Kaplan and Sadock's Synopsis of Psychiatry|
|Author||:||Harold I. Kaplan|
|Publisher||:||Lippincott Williams & Wilkins - 1998|