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Overview


Widely recognised as the standard text for trainee psychiatrists, the 'Shorter Oxford Textbook of Psychiatry' stands head and shoulders above the competition. Written by three of the most experienced clinicians and researchers in European psychiatry and neuroscience, the text has been honed over five editions and displays a fluency, authority and insight which is not only rarely found but makes the process of assimilating information as smooth and enjoyable as possible.

The book provides an introduction to all the clinical topics required by the trainee psychiatrist, including all the sub-specialties and major psychiatric conditions. Throughout, the authors emphasize the basic clinical skills required for the full assessment and understanding of the patient. Discussion of treatment includes not only scientific evidence, but also practical problems in the management of individual patients. The text emphasizes an evidence-based approach to practice and gives full attention to ethical and legal issues. Introductory chapters focus on recognition of signs and symptoms, classification and diagnosis, psychiatric assessment, and aetiology. Further chapters cover both pharmacological and psychological treatments in detail. The book gives equal prominence given to ICD and DSM classification - often with direct comparisons - giving the book a universal appeal.

The sixth edition has been revised throughout, but in particular with respect to the fast moving fields of neuroscience and genetics. In addition, the book now includes greater coverage of the field of social psychiatry - looking at how more community based services are being developed, and the effects these are having on the field of psychiatry. The 'Shorter Oxford Textbook of Psychiatry' remains the most up-to-date secondary level textbook of psychiatry available, with the new edition boasting a new modern design and greater use of summary boxes, tables, and lists than ever before. The extensive bibliography has been brought up-to-date and there are targeted reading lists for each chapter. The 'Shorter Oxford Textbook of Psychiatry' fulfils all the study and revision needs of psychiatric trainees, but will also prove useful to medical students, GPs, qualified psychiatrists, and those in related fields who need to be kept informed with current psychiatric practice.

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"This is a valuable addition to the psychiatric literature since its main focus is to emphasize evidence-based approaches. It can be used worldwide as it includes both DSM and ICD classifications often with direct comparisons."
-- Marcos Modiano-Esquenazi, MD, Doody's

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Reviewer: Marcos Modiano-Esquenazi, MD (Rush University Medical Center)
Description: This is the sixth edition of a book aimed at trainee psychiatrists.
Purpose: Throughout, the authors emphasize the basic clinical skills required for full assessment and understanding the psychiatric patient. It includes scientific evidence and practical problems in the management of patients in a family and social context.
Audience: Although intended primarily for trainee psychiatrists, this also is a valuable book for any mental health professional, in addition to medical students interested in the field.
Features: The book emphasizes an evidence-based approach to the practice of psychiatry and pays full attention to ethical and legal issues. Introductory chapters focus on recognition of signs and symptoms, classification and diagnosis, psychiatric assessment, and etiology (including chapters on ethics and civil law and evidence-based approaches to psychiatry). Other chapters deal with all the major psychiatric syndromes (such as mood disorders, schizophrenia, dementia, delirium, substance use disorders) as well as providing detailed coverage of widely used pharmacological and psychotherapeutic interventions. This book gives equal prominence to ICD and DSM classifications, making the book relevant to the practice of psychiatry throughout the world.
Assessment: This is a valuable addition to the psychiatric literature since its main focus is to emphasize evidence-based approaches. It can be used worldwide as it includes both DSM and ICD classifications often with direct comparisons.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780199605613
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 10/12/2012
  • Edition number: 6
  • Pages: 640
  • Sales rank: 1,316,919
  • Product dimensions: 9.60 (w) x 7.40 (h) x 1.60 (d)

Table of Contents

1. Signs and symptoms of psychiatric disorders
2. Classification
3. Assessment
4. Ethics and civil law
5. Aetiology
6. Evidence-based approaches to psychiatry
7. Personality and personality disorder
8. Reactions to stressful experiences
9. Anxiety and obsessive-compulsive disorders
10. Mood disorders
11. Schizophrenia
12. Paranoid symptoms and syndromes
13. Dementia, delirium and other neuropsychiatric disorders
14. Eating, sleep and sexual disorders
15. Psychiatry and medicine
16. Suicide and deliberate self-harm
17. Alcohol and drugs
18. Psychiatry of the elderly
19. Drugs and other physical treatments
20. Psychological treatments
21. Psychiatric services
22. Child psychiatry
23. Learning disability (mental retardation)
24. Forensic psychiatry

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