Making sense of such bewildering problems as hallucinations, paranoia, depression, and anxiety seems an incredible challenge, but modern psychiatry is able to bring understanding and change to many of those whose lives are impaired by psychiatric problems. This is not accomplished through the application of one dominant psychological theory, but through the integration of perspectives of many such theories in this diverse field into a befitting approach-the biopsychosocial model.
Application of the biopsychosocial model will allow for understanding the patient in biological, psychological, and social terms simultaneously, and provide a holistic picture with multiple strategies for treatment.
In this book, the author takes a step back from the assessment to demonstrate to the student methods of the information gathered from the patient into a clinically useful whole, essentially showing exactly how and why the psychiatrist arrives at an intervention.

part I|19 pages

Models of the Mind

chapter 1|17 pages

What is mental illness?

part II|116 pages

Biological Models

chapter 2|5 pages

Introduction to biological models

chapter 3|8 pages


chapter 4|17 pages

Psychotic disorders

chapter 5|17 pages

Mood disorders

chapter 6|15 pages

Anxiety disorders

chapter 7|7 pages

Cognitive disorders

chapter 8|11 pages

Substance use disorders

chapter 9|12 pages

Personality disorders

chapter 10|16 pages

Other psychiatric disorders

part III|86 pages

Psychological models

chapter 11|6 pages

Introduction to psychological models

chapter 12|15 pages

Sigmund Freud

chapter 13|14 pages

The ego

chapter 14|8 pages

Object relations theory

chapter 15|7 pages

The self

part IV|40 pages

Social Models

chapter 19|5 pages

Introduction to social models

chapter 20|11 pages

The individual in society

chapter 21|13 pages

Group psychology

chapter 22|6 pages

Ethical and legal considerations

part V|19 pages

Biopsychosocial Psychiatry

chapter 23|4 pages

The process of diagnosis

chapter 24|13 pages

The biopsychosocial interview