The majority of psychiatric conditions initially present in a primary care setting; the challenge for practitioners is to accurately recognise and diagnose mental illness so that appropriate treatment or referrals can be implemented. Psychiatry in Primary Care is a practical, accessible volume that supplies the key information general practitioners require to achieve this. This significantly revised and updated fourth edition includes 75% new material. Combining the expertise of a general practitioner and a practising psychiatrist, new chapters focus on the considerations of special populations and the use of psychotherapies, including cognitive therapy, problem solving and solution-focussed therapies. An audio CD-ROM gives examples of these therapies in operation to aid the practical application of the theory presented. Evidence based, user friendly and clinical, this is essential reading for general practitioners and primary care mental health workers, as well as trainees in general practice and psychiatry.
Preface; Foreword Chris Dowrick; 1. Scope and extent of mental health problems in primary care; 2. The central position of primary care in the detection and treatment of psychiatric disorder; 3. The consultation in primary care; 4. How psychiatric disorders are described and classified; 5. Adjustment to stress; 6. Anxiety disorders; 7. Mood disorders; 8. Psychosis; 9. Personality disorder; 10. Substance misuse; 11. Suicidal and self harming behaviour; 12. Problems of the mind and body; 13. Child mental health care Aaron K. Vallance and M. Elena Girralda; 14. Adolescent mental health care R. Shivram and Panos Vostanis; 15. Mental health care for older adults James Warner and Daniel Hacking; 16. Psychological therapies Graeme Webster, Neill Richardson, Breda McLeavey, Mary Kerrisk, Nigel Smith and Patricia Casey; 17. Systemic family therapy Nigel Smith; 18. Sexual disorders Gerard Butcher; 19. Care for people with enduring and complex common mental health problems; 20. Primary health care team and mental health care; 21. Mental health services and how they relate to primary care; 22. Providing primary care for people from diverse backgrounds Chukumeka Maxwell and Maja Lelandais; 23. Capacity, compulsory admission and treatment Cornelis de Wet and James De Pury; Appendix. Alternative and complementary therapies; Index; AUDIOTAPES: 1. Problem solving Breda McLeavey and Mary Kerrisk; 2. Solution focussed therapy Nigel Smith; 3. Cognitive therapy Graeme Webster and Neill Richardson.