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Fink, Max 1923-

Overview
Works: 111 works in 292 publications in 4 languages and 8,553 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  Handbooks and manuals  History  Bibliography  Popular works  Drama  Science fiction films  Documentary television programs 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Creator
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Most widely held works about Max Fink
 
Most widely held works by Max Fink
Electroconvulsive therapy : a guide for professionals and their patients by Max Fink( )

13 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 1,613 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the Publisher: Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT), despite its controversial history, may well represent the only viable treatment for severe psychiatric illness in those for whom medication is not an option. In Electronconvulsive Therapy, Dr. Max Fink draws on over 50 years of clinical experience to describe this safe, painless, and often life-saving treatment. Extensively revised and restructured since its original publication a decade ago, the book provides readers with a detailed explanation of the ECT procedure, helping them to better understand and prepare for treatment. Discussions of the mechanisms of actions have been updated and sections have been added on the use of ECT in pediatric populations and to treat movement disorders such as Parkinson's. Case studies of ECT patients illustrate its often dramatic success in relieving depression, mania, catatonia, and psychosis. Clarifying the many misconceptions surrounding the treatment, Dr. Fink reveals how anesthesia and muscle relaxation techniques reduce discomfort and risks to levels lower than those associated with psychiatric drugs. He then provides a historical perspective of the treatment, from the discovery of ECT and its widespread use beginning in the 1930s, to the 1950s when it was replaced by psychotropic drugs, to its revival in the last 30 years as a viable psychiatric treatment. Dr. Fink concludes with a straightforward discussion of the ethical issues surrounding ECT use, and on its similarities to and differences from other modern brain stimulation techniques. The classic text on the subject, written by a renowned researcher and physician, Electroconvulsive Therapy is an excellent resource for patients, their families, and mental health professionals
Endocrine psychiatry : solving the riddle of melancholia by Edward Shorter( )

10 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1,373 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Melancholia, a severe form of depression, has stumped generations of clinicians. In the mid twentieth century it was connected to dysfunctions between the brain and the endocrine system. The authors trace the rise and fall of endocrine psychiatry from 1900 to the present in an effort to solve the mystery of melancholia
Catatonia : a clinician's guide to diagnosis and treatment by Max Fink( )

12 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and held by 1,326 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the features of catatonia, teaches the reader how to identify and treat the syndrome successfully, and describes its neurobiology. Patient vignettes from the authors' practices, and many from the classical literature, illustrate the principles of diagnosing and treating patients with catatonia
Electroshock : restoring the mind by Max Fink( )

18 editions published between 1999 and 2003 in English and Portuguese and held by 1,294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Electroshock, Max Fink, M.D., draws on 45 years of clinical and research experience to argue that ECT is now a safe, effective, painless, and sometimes life-saving treatment for emotional and mental disorders."--Jacket
Melancholia : the diagnosis, pathophysiology, and treatment of depressive illness by Michael Alan Taylor( )

14 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and held by 624 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides a comprehensive review of melancholia as a severe disorder of mood, associated with suicide, psychosis and catatonia. The syndrome is defined with a clear diagnosis, prognosis and range of management strategies, differentiated from other similar psychiatric, neurological and general medical conditions. It challenges accepted doctrines in the classification and biology of the mood disorders and defines melancholia as a treatable mental illness. Described for millennia in medical texts and used as a term in literature and poetry, melancholia was included within early versions of the major diagnostic classificatory systems, but lost favor in later editions. This book updates the arguments for the diagnosis, describes its characteristics in detail and promotes treatment and prevention
Convulsive therapy : theory and practice by Max Fink( Book )

15 editions published between 1978 and 1985 in English and Undetermined and held by 324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Psychobiology of convulsive therapy( Book )

12 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 321 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronic cannabis use by R.L Dornbush( Book )

10 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 315 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hashish : studies of long-term use by C. N Stefanis( Book )

7 editions published between 1977 and 1996 in English and held by 306 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anticholinergic drugs and brain functions in animals and man by P. B Bradley( Book )

7 editions published in 1968 in English and German and held by 298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ethics in electroconvulsive therapy by Jan-Otto Ottosson( Book )

10 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in English and held by 192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Few mental illness treatments are more reviled in the public mind than Electroconvulsive Shock Therapy. However, in reality, ECT is a safe and effective treatment for cases of clinical depression and catatonia that are unresponsive to drug therapy. Also, unlike drugs, ECT has relatively few side effects. The authors argue that it is time for this historically stigmatized procedure to be reevaluated. The authors make a strong case for greater professional and public attention to the procedure's benefits, offering historical coverage of ECT-related movements, legislation, public and practitioner
A selected bibliography of electroencephalography in human psychopharmacology, 1951-1962 by Max Fink( Book )

9 editions published between 1963 and 1964 in English and Dutch and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Electroshock : healing mental illness by Max Fink( Book )

7 editions published between 1999 and 2009 in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Electroshock therapy has long suffered from a controversial and bizarre public image, effectively removing it as a treatment option for many patients. In Electroshock, Max Fink, M.D., draws on 45 years of clinical and research experience to argue that ECT is now a safe, painless, and sometimes life-saving treatment for emotional and mental disorders. Dr. Fink traces the development of ECT from its discovery in 1934 followed by widespread use for two decades, to the 1950s when it was largely replaced by the introduction of psychotropic drugs, to its revival in the past twenty years as a viable
Laufverbesserungen großgliedriger Kettentriebe durch Verminderung der Polygon- und Umlenkeffekte by Max Fink( Book )

3 editions published in 1967 in German and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Klärung der Verhältnisse beim Bremsvorgang unter besonderer Berücksichtigung der Rattererscheinungen an vierachsigen Grossraum-Strassenbahn-Triebwagen by Max Fink( Book )

5 editions published in 1960 in German and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die Schaffung hochabnutzungsfester Reibflächen durch Ionitrierung von Kugelgraphitguß by Max Fink( Book )

4 editions published in 1966 in German and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The madness of fear : a history of catatonia by Edward Shorter( Book )

4 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a history of the psychiatric illness called catatonia, virtually forgotten by medicine yet often present in severely ill patients. The main symptoms of catatonia affect movement and thought, including staring, stupor, mutism, food refusal, negativism, and even psychosis. These symptoms are age-old, but they were brought together in the single term 'catatonia' by German psychiatrist Karl Kahlbaum in 1874
Chemische Aktivierung, nicht durch Temperatur, sondern durch plastische Verformung, als Ursache reibchemischer Reaktionen bei Metallen by Max Fink( Book )

1 edition published in 1967 in German and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mechanisch-chemische Reaktionen bei der Abnutzung von St 60, V2A und Manganhartstahl by Max Fink( Book )

1 edition published in 1967 in German and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Endocrine psychiatry : solving the riddle of melancholia
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Endocrine psychiatry : solving the riddle of melancholiaCatatonia : a clinician's guide to diagnosis and treatmentElectroshock : restoring the mindMelancholia : the diagnosis, pathophysiology, and treatment of depressive illnessAnticholinergic drugs and brain functions in animals and manEthics in electroconvulsive therapyElectroshock : healing mental illness
Alternative Names
Max Fink American psychiatrist

핑크, 맥스 1923-

Languages
English (147)

German (23)

Portuguese (2)

Dutch (1)