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Lecture Notes: Psychiatry
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Lecture Notes: Psychiatry provides a concise and accessible introduction to the fundamentals of Psychiatry, presenting the principles of Psychiatric examination followed by systematic coverage of the major psychiatric disorders, as well as covering management and treatment options. This eleventh edition has been revised to include recent developments in history-taking, psychotropic drugs and case presentations, as well as covering the practical elements of patient guidance and care. Key features include: Clearly presented tables, figures and end-of-chapter Key point summaries to aid revision An emphasis on core management skills needed by Junior Doctors in both psychiatric and general hospital settings Quick reference guides to help structure patient assessments on-the-go MCQs and case studies in line with medical school and professional level psychiatry exams For those embarking on study or refreshing their knowledge of psychiatry, Lecture Notes: Psychiatry provides a step-by-step guide to both its wider and patient-centred practice.


Foreword by Professor John Geddes, vi Preface, vii Acknowledgements, viii Quick guides, 1 History-taking checklist, 1 Mental State Examination checklist, 2 Structure of a psychiatric case presentation, 3 1 Getting started, 5 2 The basic psychiatric assessment, 9 3 Diagnosis-specifi c assessments, 19 4 Risk: harm, self-harm and suicide, 40 5 Completing and communicating the assessment, 47 6 What causes mental health problems?, 55 7 Treatment, 63 8 Psychiatric services and specialties, 82 9 Mood disorders, 92 10 Neurotic, stress-related and somatoform disorders, 103 11 Eating, sleep and sexual disorders, 115 12 Schizophrenia, 124 13 Dementia, delirium and neuropsychiatry, 138 14 Substance misuse, 154 15 Personality disorders, 165 16 Childhood disorders, 172 17 Learning disability (mental retardation), 185 18 Psychiatry in other settings, 193 19 Mental health and the law, 200 Self-assessment answers, 205 Appendix 1: ICD-10 classifi cation of psychiatric disorders, 209 Appendix 2: Keeping up to date and evidence-based, 210 Index, 211


ISBN-13: 9781118378236
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Ltd (John Wiley & Sons Inc)
Publication date: December, 2013
Pages: 222
Dimensions: 170.00 x 170.00 x 10.00

Subcategories: Psychiatry