Clinical Cases in Psychiatry: Integrating Translational Neuroscience Approaches

  • Alfredo Carlo Altamura
  • Paolo Brambilla

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Gabriele Panza, Silvia Paletta
    Pages 1-22
  3. R. A. Paoli, M. Grottaroli
    Pages 23-44
  4. Chiara Rovera, Alessandro Pigoni
    Pages 45-57
  5. Massimiliano Buoli, Alice Caldiroli
    Pages 59-72
  6. A. Fiorentini, L. Cremaschi, C. Prunas
    Pages 73-89
  7. Lucio Oldani, Benedetta Grancini
    Pages 115-135
  8. Matteo Lazzaretti, Gian Mario Mandolini, Silvia Grassi
    Pages 137-153
  9. Marta Serati, Greta Carnevali
    Pages 155-170
  10. Sara Pozzoli, Vera De Carlo, Domenico Madonna
    Pages 171-188
  11. Andrea Botturi, Lucio Oldani, Francesca Bottinelli
    Pages 189-208
  12. Tiziana Carandini, Andrea Arighi, Elio Scarpini
    Pages 229-243
  13. M. C. Mauri, C. Di Pace
    Pages 245-257
  14. Elisabetta Caletti, Francesca Siri
    Pages 259-276
  15. Bernardo Dell’Osso, Beatrice Benatti, Chiara Arici
    Pages 277-293

About this book


This case series book offers a practical and accessible approach to psychiatry, addressing major clinical problems ranging from psychosis to aging effects, each of which is tackled as it arises in everyday settings. With its emphasis on everyday practice strongly linked to underlying theory, the book combines clinical knowledge with the realities of managing clinical problems, and will provide a basis for developing sound analytical and confident decision-making skills. Presenting different visions of clinical psychiatry and expanding psychiatrists’ interventions by integrating innovative neuroscience approaches such as neuroimaging, neuropsychology, TMS and cognitive rehabilitation, it will help clinicians and students alike gain a sound understanding of the wide range of signs and symptoms that indicate psychiatric disorders, and how the diagnosis, management and treatment options can differ from those in other medical specialties. The volume includes learning activities, with questions on each clinical case followed by detailed explanatory answers, and self-assessment exercises to assist with learning and revision. Throughout the book, tips and key features are highlighted with boxes, algorithms, tables and figures, which the reader can refer back to for exam revision and well into her/his career. 


Cannabis Depression Case reports Neuroimaging Neuropsychology Cognitive rehabilitation Psychosis Bipolar disorder General anxiety disorder Psychogeriatry Adolescence

Editors and affiliations

  • Alfredo Carlo Altamura
    • 1
  • Paolo Brambilla
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Neuroscience and Mental Health, IRCCS Ospedale Maggiore PoliclinicoUniversity of MilanMilanItaly
  2. 2.Department of Pathophysiology and Transplantation, University of Milan, Milan, ItalyIRCCS “E. Medea” Scientific InstituteBosisio Parini (Lc)Italy

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-91556-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-91557-9
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