Handbook of Psychiatric Diagnostic Procedures

Vol. II

  • Richard C. W. Hall
  • Thomas P. Beresford

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Electrophysiologic Diagnostic Tests

    1. Front Matter
      Pages xv-xv
    2. Ismet Karacan, Robert L. Williams
      Pages 49-71
    3. John F. Greden
      Pages 81-96
    4. Maurice Rappaport
      Pages 97-135
  3. Radiologic Tests

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 151-151
    2. Daniel R. Weinberger
      Pages 153-168
  4. Laboratory Evaluation for Special Groups of Patients

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 169-169
    2. Dennis G. Low, Thomas P. Beresford, Richard C. W. Hall
      Pages 171-180
    3. William L. Webb
      Pages 181-196
    4. Michael K. Popkin, Thomas B. Mackenzie
      Pages 197-211
    5. Mark S. Gold, Todd W. Estroff
      Pages 213-230
    6. Alvin J. Levenson, Suha A. Beller
      Pages 231-236
    7. Thomas N. Wise, Chester W. Schmidt Jr.
      Pages 237-272
  5. Future Directions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 307-307
    2. Steven R. Gambert
      Pages 309-318
    3. Thomas P. Beresford, Richard C. W. Hall
      Pages 319-326
    4. Monte S. Buchsbaum, Henry H. Holcomb
      Pages 327-344
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 345-359

About this book


The first volume of this Handbook discussed neuroendocrine diagnostic tests and the diagnostic use of central nervous system amine metabolites. That volume further reviewed the toxicological evaluation of patients and the laboratory evalua­ tion of treatment outcome. It suggested a system for evaluating newly admitted psychiatric patients and dermed the scope of diagnostic procedures available in the emergency department. Volume II focuses on the use and interpretation of electro physiologic and radiologic diagnostic tests in psychiatry and then explores the laboratory evaluation of special groups of patients. The clinical sections of this volume are designed to assist the physician in in­ stituting a proper workup for specific patients and defining tests which will assist them in the differential diagnosis of various psychiatric disorders. Such workups are critical to exclude possible organic disorders which can present with psychia­ tric symptoms. The workup suggested for the various classes of patients will assist the clini­ cian with differential diagnosis, provide base-line information for long-term follow­ up, delineate biological perimeters at the beginning of treatment, protect the pa­ tient from unrecognized cardiac, renal, hepatic, or endocrine disorders which could be adversely affected by the administration of medications, and provide a rational sequencing of workup for particular disorders to insure the most thorough yet cost­ efficient approach to the patient.


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Authors and affiliations

  • Richard C. W. Hall
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  • Thomas P. Beresford
    • 4
    • 5
  1. 1.Psychiatric ProgramsFlorida HospitalOrlandoUSA
  2. 2.University of FloridaGainesvilleUSA
  3. 3.Monarch Health CorporationMassachusettsUSA
  4. 4.Psychiatry ServiceVeterans Administration Medical CenterUSA
  5. 5.University of Tennessee Center for the Health SciencesMemphisUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1985
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-011-6730-7
  • Online ISBN 978-94-011-6728-4
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