Psychiatry

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Psychiatry introduces medicine students to the subject in a concise, innovative and memorable way. Its patient-centred approach blends a discussion of the theoretical basis of different psychiatric disorders with an explanation of the management of these disorders in everyday clinical practice, using genuine case histories to place the content in a realistic context.

Recognizing that having positive interactions with a patient is central to the provision of successful ...

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Overview


Psychiatry introduces medicine students to the subject in a concise, innovative and memorable way. Its patient-centred approach blends a discussion of the theoretical basis of different psychiatric disorders with an explanation of the management of these disorders in everyday clinical practice, using genuine case histories to place the content in a realistic context.

Recognizing that having positive interactions with a patient is central to the provision of successful psychiatric care, the book includes guidance on history-taking and assessment, while also reflecting best practice as set out by current clinical guidelines.

Having undergone an extensive revision for this fourth edition, and covering all the major psychiatric conditions in a logically-structured way, the book is an invaluable guide to all individuals who are likely to encounter those with psychiatric problems, including students of medicine, healthcare, and social work.

Online Resource Centre
The Online Resource Centre to accompany Psychiatry features
DT Figures and tables from the book in electronic format
DT Self-assessment materials for students
DT Updates on the latest clinical guidelines

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Editorial Reviews

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Reviewer: Steven T. Herron, MD (University of Arizona Health Sciences Center)
Description: This is the fourth edition of a book that presents many of the basic concepts, principles, and practices of the specialty of psychiatry. The previous edition was published in 2005.
Purpose: The authors seek to update readers' basic understanding of the assessment and management of most major psychiatric disorders.
Audience: Though potentially useful for updating practitioners' knowledge base or for assisting in a quick, global review of a general topic, this book's primary audience is those attempting to become familiar with the specialty, namely medical students, residents, or readers in related health fields.
Features: The book is divided into four major sections on the assessment and management of various psychiatric disorders and includes discussion of four specific groups (children and adolescents, older adults, individuals with learning disabilities, and individuals with physical disorders). Each chapter contains case studies, as well as colorful tables, charts, graphs, and figures, and ends with a brief list of resources for further reading. A brief final chapter addresses the importance of physicians' maintaining their own sense of physical and psychiatric well-being.
Assessment: The authors have attempted to integrate as much clinical information as possible to highlight important concepts and illustrate complicated ideas. The book is stylistically pleasing and easy on the eyes, which is welcome. The graphs, diagrams, and tables add to the discussion and provide a comfortable break from the reading. The book's main drawbacks, from the perspective of a U.S. reviewer, include its limited list of references and its primary focus on populations in the U.K., making it unclear how much of the presented data is cross-cultural or multinational.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780199233960
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Publication date: 2/20/2012
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 336
  • Product dimensions: 7.60 (w) x 10.40 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Part 1: Introduction
1. Diagnosis and classification
2. The scale of the problem
3. Attitudes towards psychiatry
Part 2: Assessment
4. Symptoms and signs of illness
5. Conducting the assessment
6. Thinking about diagnosis
7. Thinking about aetiology
8. Thinking about prognosis
9. Communicating your findings
Part 3: Management
10. General aspects of care
11. Physical treatments
12. Psychological treatments
13. Social treatments
14. Managing behavioural disturbance
15. Management plans: making decisions and communicating
Part 4: The specific disorders
16. Unipolar depression
17. Bipolar disorder
18. Schizophrenia and related disorders
19. Reactions to stressful experiences
20. Anxiety and Obsessional disorders
21. Medically unexplained physical symptoms
22. Cognitive disorders
23. Eating disorders
24. Sleep disorders
25. Problems due to use of alcohol and other psychoactive substances
26. Problems of sexuality and gender
27. Learning disability
28. Personality and its disorders
29. Disorders of childhood and adolescence
Part 5: Management of specific groups
30. Children and adolescents
31. The elderly
32. People presenting with physical disorder
Part 6: Assessing and managing risks
33. The range of risks
34. Harm to self, including suicide
35. Harm to others, including homicide
36. Other risks
Part 7: Psychiatry and you
37. Keeping yourself well
38. Professional behaviours
39. Careers in psychiatry

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