The Gale Encyclopedia of Mental Health presents authoritative and comprehensive information on 500 topics in mental health, including diseases and disorders, drugs, alternative treatments, psychiatric assessments, and related concepts. Written in language accessible to adult laypersons, it aims to fill the gap between basic consumer resources and highly technical professional materials such as the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM). The new edition reflects suggested additions and changes to the forthcoming DSM-5 and includes over 65 new entries, photos of common medications, and age- and gender-specific topics such as juvenile bipolar disorder, late-life depression, and conditions specific to men and women.
"This encyclopedia will be useful to both students and consumers. It organizes specific disorders recognized by the American Psychiatric Association in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM), as well as other mental health conditions, diagnostic procedures and techniques, therapies, psychiatric meditatiations, alternative treatments, legal concerns and related topics."
--Reference & Research Book News, October 2012
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