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I. Foundational Topics 1: Awais Aftab and John G. Csernansky: Diagnosis and conceptualization of mental illness 2: Elizabeth Ryznar and Harvey Whiteford: Epidemiology II. Pathogenesis 3: Elizabeth Ryznar and Herbert Y. Meltzer: The neurochemical basis of psychiatric disorders 4: Edwin H. Cook Jr. and Marina Bayeva: Genetics 5: Ozan Toy, Emmalee Boyle, and Lynn E. DeLisi: Inflammatory mechanisms, the immune system and psychiatric illness 6: Shaun M. Eack: Psychological and social factors III. Pharmacotherapy 7: David. V. Braitman and Juan. R. Bustillo: Schizophrenia 8: Jair C. Soares, Marsal Sanches, and Rodrigo Machado-Vieira: Pharmacotherapy of mood disorders 9: Dan J. Stein: Pharmacotherapy of anxiety and related disorders 10: Jenni E. Farrow, Francisco Romo-Nava, and Melissa Delbello: Child and adolescent psychiatry IV. Psychosocial interventions 11: Kevin S. McCarthy and Richard F. Summers: Psychodynamic therapy 12: Keith S. Dobson: Cognitive behavioral therapy 13: Amanda A. Uliaszek, Nadia Al-Dajani, Amanda Ferguson, and Zindel V. Segal: Third wave psychotherapies 14: Mariam Ujeyl and Wulf Roessler: Psychosocial rehabilitation 15: Neil Jordan: Social and community psychiatry 16: Mark R. Dadds, Yixin Jiang, Valsamma Eapen, and Stephen Scott: Child and adolescent psychiatry and psychology VI. Somatic Treatments 17: Keith G. Rasmussen: Electroconvulsive therapy 18: Kevin A. Caulfield and Mark S. George: Non-convulsive brain stimulation 19: Paul E. Holtzheimer and Helen Mayberg: Subcallosal cingulate deep brain stimulation for treatment-resistant depression VII. Special Considerations 20: Rachel E. Zettl and John Z. Sadler: Psychiatric ethics 21: Stephen H. Dinwiddie: Forensics 22: Danuta Wasserman, Marcus Sokolowski, and Carli Vladimir: Suicide 23: Robert D. Gibbons: Research methodology

About the Author

A graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Medical School, Dr. Elizabeth Ryznar is currently a fourth year psychiatry resident at the McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University in Chicago, where she also completed the Medical Education Clinical Scholars Program. She received her M.Sc. in Comparative Social Policy from the University of Oxford and is fluent in Polish and Spanish. Her clinical and research interests include community psychiatry, childhood trauma, psychiatric diagnosis, and medical education. She has published several peer-reviewed articles and has presented at national meetings. Dr. Ryznar has been recognized by the American Psychiatric Association as a Leadership Fellow (2017-2019) and by the American College of Psychiatrists as a Laughlin Fellow (2018) and returning fellow (2019). Dr. Aderonke B. Pederson is a 4th year psychiatry resident at the McGaw Medical center of Northwestern University, serving as chief resident. She graduated from University of Chicago as a double major in biological sciences and international studies. She completed her medical degree at Northwestern's University Feinberg school of medicine and was an American Psychiatric Association diversity leadership fellow in 2017-2018. She is a recipient of federal funding through the APA SAMHSA fellowship (2018-2019), completing research in minority mental health with a focus on mental health stigma among underserved black minority women in an urban setting. She has reviewed books and published peer-reviewed articles. She is also working on a global health certificate program at her institution with a focus in Nigeria (West Africa) and designed a seminar in West Africa on mental health stigma awareness among young adults. Professor Mark A. Reinecke is Chief of Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois, USA. Professor John G. Csernansky currently serves as the Gilman Professor and Chair in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Previously, he served as the Gregory B. Couch Professor of Psychiatry at Washington University School of Medicine. His research interests include the neuroimaging of neuropsychiatric disorders, especially schizophrenia, clinical trials of cognition-enhancing drugs, and the development of new animal models for neuropsychiatric disorders.


This book is the first of its kind that I have read. I appreciate how each chapter builds upon itself to provide an overall understanding of the particular topic. Upon finishing the chapter, the readers truly have an understanding of the history of the covered subject matter. There were many topics that presented seminal findings to which I had not previously been exposed. * Aaron Plattner, Doody's Book Reviews *

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