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October 15, 1982

Psychiatry 1982: The American Psychiatric Association Annual Review

JAMA. 1982;248(15):1911-1912. doi:10.1001/jama.1982.03330150085043

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Derived from the annual review program of the 1982 annual meeting of the American Psychiatric Association, this first Annual Review makes an important contribution to medical literature on psychiatry.

For part 1, "The Psychiatric Aspects of Sexuality," Dr Virginia A. Sadock gathered a faculty that adequately reviews sexual anatomy and physiology; diagnostic complexities and treatment of psychosexual dysfunctions; the interface between medicine, surgery, and sexual dysfunction; and sexual behavior in the separated, divorced, widowed, and aged. In addition, excellent informative chapters are presented on gender-gender disturbance, incest, and rape.

Dr Robert Cancero was the preceptor for part 2 and compiled an impressive faculty to produce a comprehensive, current, precise, educational exposition of "The Schizophrenic Disorders." Issues of the clinical picture and diagnosis of schizophrenia as well as the genetic, social, biochemical, and morphological factors involved in the etiology of the illness are reviewed. These chapters, along with chapters on treatment