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This Shorter Oxford Textbook of Psychiatry succeeds the Oxford Textbook of Psychiatry, third edition (1996). It continues in the tradition of providing clear, comprehensive and practical coverage of clinical psychiatry specifically tailored to the needs of trainees, as well as providing a useful reference work for psychiatrists in practice and general practitioners. This new edition has been extensively revised and updated with the help of a team of expert advisors; however, it continues to be written by just three authors retaining a uniform style throughout, achieving cohesive and comprehensive coverage. The revision pays particular attention to the considerable advances in knowledge derived from the field of neuroscience, as well as including new chapters on an evidence-based approach to practice, somatoform and dissociative disorders, eating disorders and ethics. The text and layout have been redesigned with greater use of illustrations, tables, lists and summary boxes, and the comprehensive reference section has been revised and brought right up-to-date.
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"This new edition is a vast improvement. It is very well organized, thorough, and well written. The amount of material in this single volume is, indded, impressive and rivals The American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Clinical Psychiatry 4e, by Hales and Yudofsky (American Psychiatric Publishing, 2003) in this regard. This book would be invaluable even for American psychiatrists-in-training, and could serve as an excellent reference source for practicing clinicians."--Doody's

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Reviewer: William Miles, MD (Rush University Medical Center)
Description: This is the fifth edition of a thorough introduction and review of psychiatric medicine as viewed by European physicians. The fourth edition was published in 2001.
Purpose: The purpose is to provide an introduction to all the clinical topics required by the trainee psychiatrist. These are certainly worthy objectives, and the authors meet, and even exceed them.
Audience: The book is specifically targeted to psychiatrists-in-training, especially those training in Europe or the United Kingdom. However, American trainees would find it valuable, and even practicing clinicians would find this book an excellent reference source.
Features: This book provides a simply exhaustive review of psychiatry. It begins by discussing the signs and symptoms of psychopathology, assessment of the psychiatrically ill patient, and how to approach this field using evidence-based medicine. It then moves on to discuss the various psychiatric syndromes (e.g., mood disorders, psychotic disorders) in great detail, using both DSM-IV and ICD-10 diagnostic criteria. An excellent chapter on psychopharmacology follows. The book is extremely well organized; a vast improvement over the last edition. At the end of each chapter is a short list of references for further reading, but a thorough reference list is found at the end of the book. An index is included as well. There are numerous tables, and a few black-and-white illustrations.
Assessment: I was not a big fan of the last edition of this book; I found it poorly organized and difficult to use. This new edition is a vast improvement. It is very well organized, thorough, and well written. The amount of material presented in this single volume is, indeed, impressive and rivals the The American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Clinical Psychiatry, 4th edition, by Hales and Yudofsky (American Psychiatric Publishing, 2003) in this regard. This book would be invaluable even for American psychiatrists-in-training, and could serve as an excellent reference source for practicing clinicians.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780198566670
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Publication date: 5/31/2006
  • Edition description: Revised Edition
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 856
  • Product dimensions: 9.70 (w) x 7.50 (h) x 1.60 (d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Signs and symptoms of mental disorder 1
Ch. 2 Assessment 29
Ch. 3 Ethics and civil law 71
Ch. 4 Classification in psychiatry 85
Ch. 5 Aetiology 103
Ch. 6 Evidence-based approaches to psychiatry 141
Ch. 7 Personality and personality disorder 155
Ch. 8 Reactions to stressful experiences 185
Ch. 9 Anxiety and obsessive-compulsive disorders 215
Ch. 10 Somatoform and dissociative disorders 249
Ch. 11 Mood disorders 269
Ch. 12 Schizophrenia and schizophrenia-like disorders 327
Ch. 13 Paranoid symptoms and paranoid syndromes 379
Ch. 14 Neuropsychiatry and sleep disorders 399
Ch. 15 Eating disorders 443
Ch. 16 Psychiatry and medicine 457
Ch. 17 Suicide and deliberate self-harm 505
Ch. 18 The misuse of alcohol and drugs 533
Ch. 19 Problems related to sexuality and gender identity 581
Ch. 20 Psychiatry of the elderly 615
Ch. 21 Drugs and other physical treatments 643
Ch. 22 Psychological treatment 719
Ch. 23 Psychiatric services 765
Ch. 24 Child psychiatry 795
Ch. 25 Learning disability (mental retardation) 865
Ch. 26 Forensic psychiatry 895
References 931
Index 1021
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