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Be guided by the evidence...somatoform disorders are more common than many clinicians realize and are often underdiagnosed and poorly managed. This practical guide provides a comprehensive overview of all somatoform disorders. It aims to enable the mental health practitioner to properly diagnose and manage the disorders as well as to provide the appropriate advice to colleagues of other medical disciplines."Somatoform Disorders" offers: detailed coverage of the concepts of each disorder: diagnosis, classification, co-morbidities and course and outcome; an outline of clinical, biological and psychosocial research in the area; and, an overview of clinical management and future perspectives. The unique series format of systematic reviews followed by commentaries, "Somatoform Disorders" is the ninth volume of the WPA Series "Evidence and Experience in Psychiatry". The book is an unbiased and reliable reference point for all psychiatrists, psychologists, mental health nurses and policy makers.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780470016121
ISBN-10: 0470016124
Format: Hardback
(233mm x 168mm x 27mm)
Pages: 414
Imprint: John Wiley & Sons Ltd
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 2-Sep-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Mario Maj

Mario Maj, Department of Psychiatry, Clinica Psichiatrica, Primo Policlinico Universitario, Naples, Italy. Is also president of the Association of European Psychiatrists. Hagop S. Akiskal, University of California at San Diego, La Jolla, CA, USA, professor of Psychiatry and Director of International Mood Center. Juan E. Mezzich, International Center for Mental Health, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, NYU,New York NY Ahmed Okasha, Institute of Psychiatry, Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt, Director of WHO Collaborating Center All are previous editors of WPA Series

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