This is a major international textbook for psychiatrists and other professionals working in the field of mental healthcare. With contributions from opinion-leaders from around the globe, this book will appeal to those in training as well as to those further along the career path seeking a comprehensive and up-to-date overview of effective clinical practice backed by research evidence. The book is divided into cohesive sections moving from coverage of the tools and skills of the trade, through descriptions of the major psychiatric disorders and on to consider special topics and issues surrounding service organization. The final important section provides a comprehensive review of treatments covering all of the major modalities. Previously established as the Essentials of Postgraduate Psychiatry, this new and completely revised edition is the only book to provide this depth and breadth of coverage in an accessible, yet authoritative manner.
Contributors; Preface to the fourth edition; Part I. The Tools of Psychiatry: 1. The mental states and states of mind Paul E. Mullen; 2. Current approaches to classification Anne E. Farmer and Assen Jablensky; 3. Research methods in psychiatry Marieke Wichers and Jim van Os; 4. Imaging of brain structure and function - relevance to psychiatric disorders David Mamo and Shitij Kapur; 5. Genetic epidemiology Pak C. Sham and Kenneth S. Kendler; Part II. Psychiatric Disorders: 6. Psychiatric disorders in childhood and adolescence Ian M. Goodyer; 7. Personality disorder Peter Tyrer; 8. Anxiety disorders Paul Carey, Dan J. Stein and David Castle; 9. Eating disorders Janet Treasure and Ulrike Schmidt; 10. Alcohol problems Ilana B. Crome and Roger Bloor; 11. Drug use and drug dependence Wayne Hall and Michael Farrell; 12. Affective disorders Peter McGuffin; 13. Schizophrenia and related disorders Robin Murray and Kimberlie Dean; 14. Neuropsychiatry Perminder Sachdev; 15. The psychiatry of old age E. Jane Byrne, A. Burns and S. Lennon; 16. The psychiatry of intellectual disability Anthony Holland; 17. Sexual problems John Bancroft; Part III. Special Topics: 18. Social and cultural determinants of mental health Vikram Patel, Alan J. Flisher and Alex Cohen; 19. Psychiatric disorders of menses, pregnancy, postpartum, and menopause Anne Buist, Kimberly Yonkers and Michael Craig; 20. Suicide and self-harm Navneet Kapur and Louis Appleby; Part IV. Psychiatry in Specific Settings: 21. Psychiatry in primary care Paul Walters, André Tylee and David Goldberg; 22. Community psychiatry and service delivery models Michele Tansella, Graham Thornicroft and Ezra Susser; 23. General hospital psychiatry Matthew Hotopf and Simon Wessely; 24. Forensic psychiatry Kimberlie Dean, Tom Fahy, David Ndegwa and Elizabeth Walsh; Part V. Treatments in Psychiatry: 25. Biological treatments Evangelia M. Tsapakis and Katherine J. Aitchison; 26. Biological treatments for psychotic disorders Ragy R. Girgis, Scott A. Schobel and Jeffrey A. Lieberman; 27. Biological treatments of depression and anxiety Peter McGuffin and Anne E. Farmer; 28. Cognitive behaviour therapy Jan Scott and Aaron T. Beck; 29. Interpersonal psychotherapy Myrna M. Weissman and Marc B. J. Blom; 30. Psychodynamic psychotherapy Glen O. Gabbard and Jessica R. Nittler; 31. Family therapy Edwin Harari and Sidney Bloch; Index.