© 2001

Contemporary Psychiatry

Volume 1 Foundations of Psychiatry, Volume 2 Psychiatry in Special Situations, Volume 3 Specific Psychiatric Disorders

  • Fritz Henn
  • Norman Sartorius
  • Hanfried Helmchen
  • Hans Lauter
  • The contents of this work represent the state of the art of international psychiatry

  • International authors (50% from non-German speaking languages) and cross-cultural aspects make Contemporary psychiatry ideal for an international market

  • The work includes chapters on psychiatric disorders caused by catastrophies, disasters etc., this is certainly unique compared with any other textbook


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XLIV
  2. Scientific Basis of Psychiatry

    1. Front Matter
      Pages XLV-XLV
    2. C. Mundt, M. Spitzer
      Pages 1-27
    3. A. S. Henderson
      Pages 29-45
    4. O. Lipp, D. Souery, J. Mendlewicz
      Pages 47-61
    5. F. Henn, R. J. Hitzemann
      Pages 97-118
    6. I. Heuser
      Pages 133-141
    7. W. Strik
      Pages 143-157
    8. R. Schlösser, J. D. Brodie
      Pages 179-207
    9. U. Baumann, M. Perrez
      Pages 209-221
    10. D. Hellhammer, U. Ehlert
      Pages 239-249
    11. J. Siegrist
      Pages 251-257
    12. T. Becker, N. Sartorius
      Pages 279-298
    13. R. Gardner, W. T. McKinney
      Pages 299-307

About this book


Contemporary Psychiatry is an international textbook developed on the basis of the experience with its first three German editions - making it a work with long and distinguished tradition. It combines the German tradition of phenomenology and diagnosis going back to Kraepelin with the Anglo-American tradition and the DSM IV diagnostic system. In doing so, Contemporary Psychiatry becomes a unique source among psychiatric texts, offering a truly international approach to state-of-the-art knowledge and future perspectives of psychiatry. The four internationally renowned editors were able to aquire the leading specialists as contributors. No less than 120 authors from 10 different countries ensure an extremely high standard and guarantee the consideration of cross-cultural aspects. A special feature of Contemporary Psychiatry is that it includes chapters on psychiatric disorders caused by extreme circumstances, such as for example migration, torture, rape, violence and natural and man-made disasters.


DSM Psychiatrie diagnosis neuroscience psychiatric disorder psychiatry psychotherapy

Editors and affiliations

  • Fritz Henn
    • 1
  • Norman Sartorius
    • 2
  • Hanfried Helmchen
    • 3
  • Hans Lauter
    • 4
  1. 1.Zentralinstitut für Seelische GesundheitMannheimGermany
  2. 2.Belle-Idée, Bâtiment SalèveHôpitaux Universitaires de GenèveChêne-Bourg/GenèveSwitzerland
  3. 3.Psychiatrische KlinikFreie Universität BerlinBerlinGermany
  4. 4.Klinikum rechts der IsarTechnische Universität MünchenMünchenGermany

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Contemporary Psychiatry
  • Book Subtitle Volume 1 Foundations of Psychiatry, Volume 2 Psychiatry in Special Situations, Volume 3 Specific Psychiatric Disorders
  • Editors Fritz Henn
    Norman Sartorius
    Hanfried Helmchen
    Hans Lauter
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2001
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-540-65805-4
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-642-64007-0
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-642-59519-6
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages LXII, 2260
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Psychiatry
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"...worthy and much needed" New England Journal of Medicine "Because the text...has contributors from 15 countries, it contains many references a monolingual English reader would never find otherwise. Another advantage is that the textbook is much more conceptual and theoretical than US texts" JAMA