Psychiatry at a Glance (At a Glance Series)

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Following the familiar, easy-to-use at a Glance format, and now in full-colour, Psychiatry at a Glance is an accessible introduction and revision text for medical students. Fully revised and updated to reflect changes to the content and assessment methods used by medical schools, this at a Glance provides a user-friendly overview of psychiatry to encapsulate all that the student needs to know.

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Overview

Following the familiar, easy-to-use at a Glance format, and now in full-colour, Psychiatry at a Glance is an accessible introduction and revision text for medical students. Fully revised and updated to reflect changes to the content and assessment methods used by medical schools, this at a Glance provides a user-friendly overview of psychiatry to encapsulate all that the student needs to know.

This new edition of Psychiatry at a Glance:
• Contains full-colour artwork throughout, making the subject even easier to understand
• Presents schematic diagrams on the left page and concise explanations on the right
• Features a new chapter on Social Exclusion, more coverage of UK health care legislation, expanded chapters on Psychiatric History and Mental State Examination, and the World Health Organisation International Classification of Diseases
• Contains self-assessment material, including EMQs, structured case study questions, and sample OSCE stations
• Includes a new glossary and a fully updated further reading section, focussing on up-to-date reviews.

This book is an invaluable resource for all medical students, junior doctors, psychiatry nurses and allied health professionals who need an introduction to Psychiatry.

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Editorial Reviews

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Reviewer: William Miles, MD (Rush University Medical Center)
Description: This review book, one of many in the At a Glance series, offers a summary and review of psychiatry for medical students. The previous edition was published in 2005.
Purpose: The purpose is to provide a short summary of core psychiatric knowledge and skills for medical students. Although there are many similar review books, these remain worthy objectives, and the authors meet them.
Audience: The purpose is to provide a short summary of core psychiatric knowledge and skills for medical students. Although there are many similar review books, these remain worthy objectives, and the authors meet them.
Features: Each of the 43 chapters reviews a topic in psychiatry. At the beginning of each chapter a color table summarizes and reviews such things as terminology, epidemiology, management, and so on. The chapter offers a concise yet thorough review of the topic. At the end of the book is a chapter of sample OSCE stations, a chapter of review questions (with answers), and a chapter of case studies and questions (with answers). A comprehensive section of further reading and a glossary then follow. A thorough index is ends the book. There are no illustrations, and no tables other than the one at the beginning of each chapter.
Assessment: This review book is aimed predominantly at European medical students. Because of this, ICD-10 diagnoses and codes are used, although DSM-IV-TR diagnostic criteria are included for the more common disorders. This is, overall, a very good and concise review book, but because it is written for European students, American medical students might find some of the terminology confusing. There are many psychiatry review books available, and American students would probably be better served by one aimed at them.
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"The chapters are well written and clear and cover the major areas of psychiatry.… The authors have succeeded admirably in delivering what they promise, namely, a primer to psychiatry and a revision aid." (Metapsychology, January 2010)

"Psychiatry at a Glance, 4th edition, is actually very similar in content to the first edition, published in 1995. However, the new book includes a glossary and further reading lists for each chapter. Aimed at a predominantly European readership, it concentrates on World Health Organization diagnostic criteria but also mentions the DSM system, where appropriate." (Journal of Mental Health, August 2009)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781405181174
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 11/10/2008
  • Series: At a Glance Series , #31
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 120
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.70 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Cornelius Katona, Honorary Professor, Department of Mental and Health Sciences, University College London; Honorary Consultant Psychiatrist, Kent and Medway NHS and Social Care Partnership Trust

Claudia Cooper, Senior Lecturer in Old Age Psychiatry, University College London; Honorary Consultant Psychiatrist, Camden and Islington Foundation Trust

Mary Robertson, Emeritus Professor in Neuropsychiatry, University College London; Visiting Professor and Honorary Consultant, St George’s Hospital and Medical School London

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Table of Contents

Assessment and Management.

1 The psychiatric history.

2 The mental state examination.

3 Diagnosis and classification.

4 Risk assessment and management.

5 Suicide and DSH.

Mental disorders.

6 Schizophrenia: phenomenology and aetiology.

7 Schizophrenia: management and prognosis.

8 Depression.

9 Bipolar Affective Disorder.

10 Stress reactions (Including bereavement).

11 Anxiety disorders.

12 Obsessions and compulsions.

13 Eating disorders.

14 Personality disorders.

15 Psychosexual disorders.

16 Unusual psychiatric syndromes.

Substance misuse.

17 Substance misuse.

18 Alcohol abuse and dependence.

Psychiatry of demographic groups.

19 Child psychiatry I.

20 Child psychiatry II.

21 The psychiatry of adolescence.

22 Learning disability.

23 Cross-cultural psychiatry.

24 Social exclusion.

25 Disorders of female reproductive life.

26 Functional disorders in old age.

The interface of psychiatry and physical illness.

27 Psychiatry and physical illness.

28 Neuropsychiatry I.

29 Neuropsychiatry II.

30 Neuropsychiatry III.

31 Acute confusional states.

32 The dementias.

Psychiatric management.

33 Psychological treatments.

34 Antipsychotics.

35 Antidepressants.

36 Other psychotropic drugs.

37 ECT and other treatments.

38 Psychiatry in the community.

39 Forensic psychiatry.

40 Mental Health legislation in England and Wales.

41 Mental Health legislation in Scotland.

42 Mental Health legislation in Northern Ireland.

43 Preparing for exams.

Self-assessment section.

Further reading.

Glossary

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