The Mosaic of Contemporary Psychiatry in Perspective

  • Anthony Kales
  • Chester M. Pierce
  • Milton Greenblatt

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Social and Community Psychiatry

  3. Anthropological and Sociocultural Considerations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 77-78
    2. Alfonso Paredes, Fructuoso Irigoyen-Rascón
      Pages 121-129
    3. Margaret Thaler Singer, Marsha Emmer Addis
      Pages 130-142
  4. Brain and Behavior and Mental Phenomena

  5. Psychiatric Disorders and Dysfunctions: Phenomenology and Treatment

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 223-224
    2. Robert O. Pasnau, Alexander Bystritsky
      Pages 225-237
    3. Stephen S. Marmer
      Pages 238-246
    4. Norman Cousins
      Pages 261-268
    5. Jerome V. Vaccaro, Robert P. Liberman, Lisa J. Roberts
      Pages 269-280
    6. Joyce D. Kales, Rocco L. Manfredi, Edward O. Bixler
      Pages 291-305
    7. James L. Mathis
      Pages 306-312
  6. Drug and Alcohol Abuse

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 313-313
    2. Ernest P. Noble
      Pages 315-327
    3. James S. Ketchum, J. Thomas Ungerleider
      Pages 338-346
    4. Murray E. Jarvik
      Pages 347-359
  7. Education and Administration

  8. Back Matter
    Pages 435-448

About this book


Psychiatry has undergone a dynamic evolution in the last 40 years, an evolution to which Dr. Louis West made many contributions. Psychiatry today and Dr. West's career are intertwined in a mosaic of interaction. It is therefore fitting that this compilation of essays in honor of Dr. West is entitled The Mosaic of Contemporary Psychiatry: Current Perspectives. The papers collectively form a snapshot of the field of psychiatry today. Each chapter offers a historical perspective of the topic discussed, followed by a description of modern day issues and a look at the future of psychiatry. This book will enhance the knowledge and technical skills of psychiatrists as well as other clinicians in the mental health care field.


Motivation Psychiatrie brain depression emotion psychiatric disorder psychiatry psychiatry, contemporary sexuality stress suicide

Editors and affiliations

  • Anthony Kales
    • 1
    • 2
  • Chester M. Pierce
    • 3
    • 4
  • Milton Greenblatt
    • 5
  1. 1.Department of Psychiatry, Milton S Hershey Medical CenterPennsylvania State University College of MedicineHersheyUSA
  2. 2.Central Pennsylvania Psychiatric Institute, Milton S Hershey Medical CenterPennsylvania State University College of MedicineHersheyUSA
  3. 3.Harvard Medical SchoolCambridgeUSA
  4. 4.Harvard Graduate School of EducationCambridgeUSA
  5. 5.Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral SciencesUniversity of California at Los Angeles School of MedicineLos AngelesUSA

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