Chinese Medical Psychiatry is a textbook and clinical manual on the diagnosis and treatment of psychiatric disorders with acupuncture and Chinese medicine. Divided into three Books, Book 1 covers all the necessary theory and introductory materials necessary to understand and practice Chinese medical psychiatry, such as the disease causes and mechanisms of psychiatric diseases, an acupuncture point guide, an acupuncture formulary, a psychiatric materia medica, and a psychiatric formulary. Book 2 discusses the disease causes and mechanisms, pattern discrimination, treatment principles, and Chinese medicinal and acupuncture treatment of 21 traditional Chinese essence spirit diseases. Book 3 presents the same categories of Chinese medical information for 12 modern Western psychiatric disorders including:
- Bipolar Affective Disorder (BAD)
- Anxiety Disorders
- Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
- Psychological Disturbances due to Erroneous Qigong and more
Also included under each disease category are Western medical sections on nosology, epidemiology, etiology & pathophysiology, differential diagnosis, Western medical treatment, the short and long-term advantages and disadvantages of Western medical treatment, prognosis, and indications for referral to Western medical services. Further includes a glossary of Western medical terms, Chinese and English language bibliographies, and an appendix of side effects of commonly prescribed Western psychiatric medicines.
AUTHORS: Bob Flaws and James Lake, MD