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June 13, 2001

PsychiatryContemporary Psychiatry, vol 1: Foundations of Psychiatry, vol 2: Psychiatry in Special Situations, vol 3: Specific Psychiatric Disorders

Author Affiliations

Harriet S.MeyerMD, Contributing EditorDavid H.MorseMS, Journal Review EditorRobertHoganMD, adviser for new media


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JAMA. 2001;285(22):2913-2914. doi:10.1001/jama.285.22.2913-JBK0613-3-1

Contemporary Psychiatry is a fourth edition, international textbook of psychiatry (available in English) that has its roots in an earlier publication, Psychiatrie der Gegenwart, which first appeared in German 15 years after World War II. Accordingly, the German traditions of phenomenology and diagnosis, going back to Kraeplin, K. Schneider, and Leonhard, are heavily incorporated within its pages. In addition, the current edition now includes "Anglo-American" psychiatric traditions and the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders-IV (DSM-IV) diagnostic system. The three-volume set (each with two parts) is essentially the German counterpart to the two-volume Comprehensive Textbook of Psychiatry/VII.1

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