Psychiatry at a Glance

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Psychiatry at a Glance provides a concise, and accessible introduction and revision aid for medical students undertaking their psychiatry attachment. Following the familiar, easy-to-use at a Glance format, each topic is presented as a double-page spread with key facts accompanied by clear tables and diagrams encapsulating all the students need to know.

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Overview

Psychiatry at a Glance provides a concise, and accessible introduction and revision aid for medical students undertaking their psychiatry attachment. Following the familiar, easy-to-use at a Glance format, each topic is presented as a double-page spread with key facts accompanied by clear tables and diagrams encapsulating all the students need to know.

This new edition of Psychiatry at a Glance:


  • Contains a second colour throughout to enhance the visual appeal, making the subject even easier to understand
  • Presents schematic diagrams on the left page and concise explanations of the right, providing a user-friendly overview of psychiatry
  • Has been thoroughly revised and updated with brand new information on:

    • psychiatry in the community
    • preparing for clinical examinations.

  • Contains self-assessment material with multiple-choice questions and answers at the end of the text.

Psychiatry at a Glance will appeal to all clinical undergraduate medical students undertaking their psychiatry attachment and revising for final exams. The book is also suitable for those training in allied health professions such as nursing, social work, psychology and pharmacy, and to psychiatry trainees.

Reviews of the last edition

"...this book was an invaluable source of revision material for Psychiatry... I cannot fault this book on major issues, it got me through my finals!"
Cambridge Medicine, Jan 2001

"...a refreshingly simple, easy to follow textbook.

...an up-to-date study guide at such a reasonable price, it is unbeatable and surely an almost compulsory buy."
StGeorge's Hospital Medical Gazette

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781405124041
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 1/28/2005
  • Series: At a Glance Series
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 96
  • Product dimensions: 8.70 (w) x 10.85 (h) x 0.25 (d)

Meet the Author

Cornelius Katona, Dean, Kent Institute of Medicine and Health Sciences

Mary Robertson, Consultant Neuropsychiatrist, Royal Free Hospital, London

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Table of Contents

1 The psychiatric history and mental state examination (MSE) 8
2 Diagnosis and classification in psychiatry 10
3 Schizophrenia : phenomenology and aetiology 12
4 Schizophrenia: management and prognosis 14
5 Depression 16
6 Bipolar affective disorder (including mania) 18
7 Suicide and deliberate self-harm (DSH) 20
8 Stress reactions (including bereavement) 22
9 Anxiety disorders 24
10 Obsessions and compulsions 26
11 Eating disorders 28
12 Disorders of personality 30
13 Substance misuse 32
14 Alcohol abuse and dependence 34
15 Disorders of female reproductive life 36
16 Functional disorders in old age 38
17 Acute confusional states (delirium) 40
18 The dementias 42
19 Neuropsychiatry I 44
20 Neuropsychiatry II 46
21 Child psychiatry I 48
22 Child psychiatry II 50
23 The psychiatry of adolescence 52
24 Learning disability (mental retardation) 54
25 Consultation-liaison psychiatry 56
26 Psychiatry in the community 58
27 Forensic psychiatry 60
28 The 1983 Mental Health Act (MHA) 62
29 Risk assessment and management in psychiatry 64
30 Psychosexual disorders 66
31 Psychiatric aspects of HIV and AIDS 68
32 Psychological treatments 70
33 Physical treatments I 72
34 Physical treatments II 74
35 Cross-cultural psychiatry 76
36 Unusual psychiatric syndromes 78
37 Preparing for clinical examinations in psychiatry 80
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