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- Oxford University Press, USA 2008; US$ 34.99
The practice of psychiatry has undergone great changes in recent years. In this book, Joel Paris, MD, a veteran psychiatrist, provides a fluently written and accessible "state-of-the-field" assessment. Himself a clinician, researcher, and teacher, Paris focuses on the most striking change within the field - the diverging roles of psychopharmacology... more...
- Wiley 2011; US$ 63.99
"Dr. Paris has written an honest, balanced presentation of the ways in which psychiatric drugs are evaluated and prescribed. He highlights the complexity of the task, the limits of what is known and the mixed picture that research often produces. His conclusions are refreshing because they are built from an even-handed, pragmatic assessment of the... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 52.95
In the 1970s, author Joel Paris was one of the first doctors in his hospital to prescribe lithium to a psychiatric patient. In the wake of the drug?s success, both in that case and countless others, why this book? As Dr. Paris? historical examination of bipolar diagnosis and critique of the spectrum demonstrates, medicine has often been prone to fads... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 90.00
Adopting a friendly but critical approach to the talking therapies, this book places psychotherapy in a social and historical context, exploring its relationship to contemporary culture and recommending a different way of thinking about practice. more...
- The Royal College of Psychiatrists 2013; US$ 24.00
This book examines fads and fallacies, both past and present, that plague psychiatry, both in diagnosis and in treatment. These include overdiagnosis (especially of depression, bipolar disorder, ADHD, PTSD and autism), overtreatment with pharmaceuticals and the assumption that neuroscience has all the answers. more...
- Oxford University Press 2015; US$ 28.99
The Intelligent Clinician's Guide to the DSM-5? is the second edition of a widely-read book first published in 2013 that examines DSM-5 in detail. The second edition is thoroughly revised, and has several new chapters describing the response to the publication of the new manual, as well as suggestions on its use in clinical practice. more...
- Oxford University Press 2015; US$ 34.99
The costs of excessive medical care are becoming increasingly clear across many domains of health. Dr. Joel Paris is uniquely qualified to reveal and explain the potential harms to mental health in Overdiagnosis in Psychiatry: How Modern Psychiatry Lost Its Way While Creating a Diagnosis for Almost All of Life's Misfortunes . Particularly emphasized... more...
- Royal College of Psychiatrists 2013; US$ 25.00
Aspects of mental illness are still a mystery. Answers to the most important questions in psychiatry may require decades of further research, so it is important to critique contemporary practice ? especially as fads in psychiatry have occurred not only on the fringe, but in the very mainstream of theory and practice. Some of the trendiest theoretical... more...