Unsure how to 'do' psychiatry? Wondering what psychiatry is all about? Want just the key facts? Lecture Notes: Psychiatry provides essential, practical, and up-to-date information for students who are learning to conduct psychiatric interviews and assessments, understand the core psychiatric disorders, their aetiology and evidence-based treatment options. It incorporates the latest NICE guidelines and systematic reviews, and includes coverage of the Mental Capacity Act and the new Mental Health Act. Featuring case studies throughout, it is perfect for clinical preparation with example questions to ask patients during clinical rotations. Each chapter features bulleted key points, while the summary boxes and self-test MCQs ensure Lecture Notes: Psychiatry is the ideal resource, whether you are just beginning to develop psychiatric knowledge and skills or preparing for an end-of-year exam.
Professor Paul Harrison , FRC Psych, Professor Paul Geddes , FRC Psych, and Dr Michael Sharpe , MRC Psych, are all experienced teachers in psychiatry and psychological medicine. Professors Harrison and Geddes are both based at the Warneford Hospital in Oxford where they teach the psychiatry attachment for medical students at Oxford University, and Dr Sharpe is Reader in Psychological Medicine at the University of Edinburgh.
Preface, vi 1 Getting started 1 2 The core psychiatric assessment 6 3 Psychiatric assessment modules 16 4 Risk: harm, self-harm and suicide 37 5 Completing and communicating the assessment 43 6 Aetiology 51 7 Treatment 60 8 Psychiatric services and specialties 85 9 Mood disorders 92 10 Neurotic, stress-related and somatoform disorders 106 11 Eating, sleep and sexual disorders 118 12 Schizophrenia 128 13 Organic psychiatric disorders 142 14 Substance misuse 157 15 Personality disorders 168 16 Childhood disorders 176 17 Learning disability (mental retardation) 189 18 Psychiatry in other settings 196 Multiple choice questions, 202 Answers to multiple choice questions, 208 Appendix 1: ICD-10 classifi cation of psychiatric disorders, 213 Appendix 2: Keeping up to date and evidence based, 214 Further reading, 215 Index, 219
John Geddes, Michael Sharpe, Paul J. Harrison
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