Designed with the distinctive, user-friendly presentation Dr Stahl's audience know and love, this new stream of Stahl books capitalize on Dr Stahl's greatest strength – the ability to address complex issues in an understandable way and with direct relevance to the everyday experience of clinicians. The book describes a wide-ranging and representative selection of clinical scenarios, making use of icons, questions/answers and tips. It follows these cases through the complete clinical encounter, from start to resolution, acknowledging all the complications, issues, decisions, twists and turns along the way. The book is about living through the treatments that work, the treatments that fail, and the mistakes made along the journey. This is psychiatry in real life – these are the patients from your waiting room – this book will reassure, inform and guide better clinical decision making. Features • Describes treatment options for a wide range of psychiatric disorders • Explains what to try next if an intervention fails, and highlights possible mistakes and pitfalls so that the reader does not have to make them • Based on the new requirements for the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology's 10 year recertification process Table of Contents 1. The man whose antidepressants stopped working 2. The son who would not take a shower 3. The man who kept hitting his wife over the head with a frying pan 4. The son who could not go to bed 5. The sleepy woman with anxiety 6. The woman who felt numb 7. The case of physician do not heal thyself 8. The son whose parents were desperate to have him avoid Kraepelin 9. The soldier who thinks he is a 'slacker' broken beyond all repair after 3 deployments to Iraq 10. The young man everybody was afraid to treat 11. The young woman whose doctors could not decide whether she has schizophrenia, bipolar disorder or both 12. The scary man with only partial symptom control on clozapine 13. The 8 year old girl who was naughty 14. The scatter-brained mother whose daughter has ADHD, like mother, like daughter 15. The doctor who couldn't keep up with his patients 16. The computer analyst who thought the government would choke him to death 17. The severely depressed man with a life insurance policy soon to lose its suicide exemption 18. The anxious woman who was more afraid of her anxiety medications than of anything else 19. The psychotic woman with delusions that no medication could fix 20. The breast cancer survivor who couldn't remember how to cook 21. The woman who has always been out of control 22. The young man with depression and alcohol abuse - like father, like son, like grandfather, like father, like great grandfather, like grandfather 23. The woman with psychotic depression responsive to her own TMS machine 24. The boy getting kicked out of his classroom 25. The young man whose dyskinesia was prompt and not tardive 26. The patient whose daughter wouldn't give up 27. The psychotic arsonist who burned his house and tried to burn himself 28. The woman with depression whose Parkinson's Disease vanished 29. The depressed man who thought he was out of options 30. The woman who was either manic or fat 31. The girl who couldn't find a doctor 32. The man who wondered if once a bipolar always a bipolar? 33. Suck it up, soldier, and quit whining 34. The young man who is failing to launch 35. The young cancer survivor with panic 36. The man whose antipsychotic almost killed him 37. The painful man who soaked up his opiates like a sponge 38. The woman with an ever fluctuating mood 39. The psychotic sex offender with grandiosity and mania 40. The elderly man with schizophrenia and Alzheimer's Disease Index.