A Primer of Clinical Psychiatry
A Primer of Clinical Psychiatry,
Edition 2
By David Castle, Darryl Bassett, Joel King and Andrew Gleason

Publication Date: 04 June 2013

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Description

This is a text book of clinical psychiatry that is concise yet comprehensive, up to date, and readily accessible. It aims to be an easy entry to the pertinent facts of clinical psychiatry for medical students and students of mental health disciplines; a resource for established clinicians, including GPs; and also a brief yet thorough overview for the more advanced psychiatric trainee or mental health professional. It equips more advanced readers with the basic knowledge underpinning postgraduate exams in clinical psychiatry and related allied health disciplines.  For a coherent approach, the bulk of the text has been written by two authors who are experienced psychiatrists with expertise in a broad range of clinical and research areas. Introductory chapters cover the psychiatric interview and mental state and clinical investigations relevant to psychiatry. The second section is an overview of all of the major syndromes of psychiatry, covering epidemiology, aetiology and clinical aspects, and including discussion of specific treatment approaches. A separate section reviews more generally, biological and psychosocial aspects of treatment in psychiatry, with worked case examples.

Key Features

• Case-based scenarios provide a practical application of theory in real life and are ideal for OSCE preparation.
• Drug dosages prescribed for biological treatment of psychiatric diseases add to the clinical aspect of the book
• New chapters on the history of psychiatry and ethics in psychiatry have been added to this edition.
• The section “How to use this book¿ helps the reader navigate the book effectively and efficiently.
About the author
By David Castle, David Castle MBChB, MSc, MD, DLSHTM, FRCPsych, FRANZCP; Professor, Chair of Psychiatry, St Vincent’s Hospital, The University of Melbourne, Victoria; Darryl Bassett, Darryl Bassett MBBS, BSc, FRANZCP, Dip Psychother; Consultant Psychiatrist, Perth, Western Australia; Joel King and Andrew Gleason
Table of Contents

Part 1 The tools of psychiatry

1 The psychiatric interview and mental state assessment

2 The physical examination and investigations relevant to psychiatry

Part 2 The syndromes of psychiatry

3 Classification

4 Organic psychiatry

5 Schizophrenia and related disorders

6 Depressive disorders

7 Bipolar and related disorders

8 Anxiety and post-traumatic disorders

9 The obsessive-compulsive spectrum

10 Eating disorders

11 Somatisation and the somatoform disorders

12 Personality disorders

Part 3 Treatments

13 Biological treatments

14 The psychotherapies

15 Dealing with psychiatric emergencies

Part 4 Special groups

16 Child and adolescent psychiatry

17 Old age psychiatry

18 Forensic psychiatry and risk assessment

19 Dual disability

20 Substance use disorders

Appendix

Objective Structured Clinical Examinations (OSCEs) in psychiatry

Book details
ISBN: 9780729541572
Page Count: 398
Retail Price: €55.95