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Managing Challenging Disorders in Psychiatry
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Increasingly psychiatrists deal with complex diagnoses that necessitate sophisticated management. This completely revised second edition of Troublesome Disguises has been rewritten anew by a team of internationally recognized experts under the joint editorship of Professors Bhugra and Malhi. Each chapter of the book carefully examines common psychiatric conditions that pose a diagnostic dilemma and can be difficult to manage. The authors provide an up to date overview of these challenging psychiatric disorders with expert guidance presented in an engaging and easy to assimilate style. Along with diagnosis important areas of assessment, aetiology and treatment are detailed so that an awareness of these conditions and their management improves recognition and facilitates appropriate intervention leading to better outcomes.


For the clinician struggling to understand and treat patients who fail to fit the usual diagnostic categories, Troublesome Disguises provides invaluable instructions in the virtue of entertaining doubts, as well as practical advice for the assessment and management of atypical cases.


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Increasingly psychiatrists deal with complex diagnoses that necessitate sophisticated management. This completely revised second edition of Troublesome Disguises has been rewritten anew by a team of internationally recognized experts under the joint editorship of Professors Bhugra and Malhi. Each chapter of the book carefully examines common psychiatric conditions that pose a diagnostic dilemma and can be difficult to manage. The authors provide an up to date overview of these challenging psychiatric disorders with expert guidance presented in an engaging and easy to assimilate style. Along with diagnosis important areas of assessment, aetiology and treatment are detailed so that an awareness of these conditions and their management improves recognition and facilitates appropriate intervention leading to better outcomes.


For the clinician struggling to understand and treat patients who fail to fit the usual diagnostic categories, Troublesome Disguises provides invaluable instructions in the virtue of entertaining doubts, as well as practical advice for the assessment and management of atypical cases.


Contents:

Introduction: Setting the Scene
Dinesh Bhugra and Gin Malhi


I Challenging Psychiatric Conditions

1 Shared pathologies
German E Berrios and Ivana S Marková


2 Paraphrenia
Richard Atkinson and Alistair Burns


3 Brief reactive psychoses
Wolfgang Gaebel and Juergen Zielasek


4 Cycloid psychoses
Andrea Schmitt, Berend Malchow, Peter Falkai and Alkomiet


5 Borderline Personality Disorder
John M Oldham


6 Recurrent self–harm
Rohan Borschmann and Paul Moran


7 Finding the truth in the lies: A practical guide to the assessment of malingering
Holly Tabernik and Michael J Vitacco


8 Recurrent brief depression: this too shall pass ?
Julia Sinclair and David Baldwin


9 Conversion disorders
S K Chaturvedi and Soumya Parameshwaran


10 ADHD controversies: More or less diagnosis?
Florence Levy


II Rare Psychotic Disorders


11 Post–traumatic Stress Disorder: Biological dysfunction or social construction?
Richard Bryant


12 Bipolar Disorder: A troubled diagnosis
Gin Malhi and Michael Berk


13 Misidentification delusions
Michael Connors, Robyn Langdon and Max Coltheart


14 Delirium
Sean Heffernan, Karin Neufeld, Esther Oh and Kostas Lyketsos


15 Paraphilias and culture
Dinesh Bhugra and Deji Ayonrinde


16 Pseudodementia: history, mystery and positivity
Alistair Burns and David Jolley


17 Culture Bound Syndromes
Dinesh Bhugra and Deji Ayonrinde


18 Delusional infestations
Julio Torales


19 Baffling clinical encounters: Navigating a pain and psychiatric Quichua Syndrome
Sioui Maldonado–Bouchard, Lise Bouchard and Mario Incayawar


PRODUCT DETAILS

ISBN-13: 9781118799598
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Ltd (Wiley–Blackwell)
Publication date: January, 2015
Pages: 416
Dimensions: 168.00 x 251.00 x 19.25

Subcategories: Psychiatry

MEET THE AUTHOR

Dinesh Bhugra, Professor of Mental Health and Cultural Diversity, Institute of Psychiatry, King s College London, UK


Gin S. Malhi, Professor of Psychiatry, Sydney Medical School, The University of Sydney and Head of Department, Royal North Shore Hospital, Sydney, Australia