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The Maudsley Handbook of Practical Psychiatry has long served trainees in psychiatry, presenting them with practical and essential advice. This new edition of the handbook, perhaps better known as the 'Orange book', provides guidance on the psychiatric and neuropsychiatric examination and interviewing of adults and children - not just a central skill, but the basis for reaching a diagnosis and defining a treatment plan. It also covers special interview situations, such as dealing with specific patient reactions, and other special problems, for example, conducting a complicated assessment in cases of autism or self harm. The final chapters explain when to refer to the experts and describes early treatment interventions. The book concludes with important legal and service organisation issues.
As with previous editions, the new edition has been revised and rewritten with the full and active involvement of a group of consultant psychiatrists and trainees.
The book contains black-and-white illustrations.
1. The psychiatric interview with adults
2. Special assessments with adults
3. The psychiatric interview with children
4. The mental state examination
5. Neuropsychiatric assessment
6. The formulation, the summary and progress notes
7. Special interview situations
8. Special problems
9. When to refer to experts
10. Early treatments
11. Things you need to know about
Posted November 11, 2009
FOR THE MAUDSLEY TRAINEE IT WAS A MUST TO DEAL WITH THIS GUIDE (BACK IN MY TIME IT WAS A FEW PAGES BOOKLET) IN ORDER TO LEARN HOW TO DO PROPERLY A GOOD MENTAL HISTORY/STATE AND OF COURSE A FORMULATION.
I WAS SURPRISED HOW WELL ORGANIZED IS THIS NEW BIG BIG VERSION.
STILL VERY CONCISE AND PRACTICAL.