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.
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
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
Objective Structured Clinical Examinations (OSCEs) in psychiatry