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    DescriptionThe second edition of A Primer of Clinical Psychiatry provides a broad overview of the major topics in psychiatry and provides the clinical skills necessary for competent clinical practice. It also includes an up-to-date overview of the scientific literature behind this fascinating and challenging medical discipline. This book covers in detail the psychiatric interview, the mental state examination, and clinical investigations relevant to psychiatry. All of the major syndromes of psychiatry are addressed including schizophrenia, depressive disorders, bipolar disorder, anxiety, post-traumatic disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorders, eating disorders, somatoform disorders and personality disorders and cover epidemiology, aetiology and clinical aspects, and discussion of specific treatment approaches. A separate section reviews biological and psychosocial aspects of treatment in psychiatry, with worked case examples. A chapter on psychiatric emergencies is included in this section. Discrete chapters cover specialist areas such as child and adolescent psychiatry, old age psychiatry, forensic psychiatry, dual disability and substance use disorders. Enhancing each chapter is a case-based role-play scenario, complete with model answers. Each scenario is set out to model modern pedagogical theory, with roles, setting, tasks, and model answers all articulated and cross-referenced to the core text. Readers can adopt various roles within the scenarios, including that of the doctor (general practice registrars, interns, and residents), allied health staff, or patients themselves and their relatives. The scenarios cover everything from basic skills such as taking a history or describing a disorder, to more advanced problems, such as working with the hostile family and assessing risk in the emergency setting. This case-based role-play approach is ideal for those preparing for psychiatry Observed Structured Clinical Examinations (OSCEs). A Primer of Clinical Psychiatry 2nd edition aims to introduce the pertinent facts of clinical psychiatry to medical students and students of mental health disciplines. It will also be a useful resource for established clinicians, including GPs and the more advanced psychiatric trainee or mental health professional.

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    A Primer of Clinical Psychiatry
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) David Castle, By (author) Darryl Bassett, By (author) Joel King, By (author) Andrew Gleason, By (author) Paul Mullen
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 416
    Width: 174 mm
    Height: 244 mm
    Thickness: 26 mm
    Weight: 920 g
    ISBN 13: 9780729541572
    ISBN 10: 0729541576

    BIC E4L: HEA
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S6.4
    Ingram Subject Code: PI
    Libri: I-PI
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 26960
    DC21: 616.89
    BIC subject category V2: MMH
    DC22: 616.89
    B&T General Subject: 510
    Abridged Dewey: 616
    LC classification: RC
    B&T Merchandise Category: MAJ
    BISAC V2.8: MED105000
    Ingram Theme: ASPT/CLINAS
    Thema V1.0: MKL
    2, Revised
    Edition statement
    2nd Revised edition
    Elsevier Australia
    Imprint name
    Publication date
    21 August 2013
    Publication City/Country
    Marrickville, NSW
    Table of contents
    Part 1 The tools of psychiatry 1 The psychiatric interview and mental state assessment 2 The physical examination and investigations relevant to psychiatry Part 2 The syndromes of psychiatry 3 Classification 4 Organic psychiatry 5 Schizophrenia and related disorders 6 Depressive disorders 7 Bipolar and related disorders 8 Anxiety and post-traumatic disorders 9 The obsessive-compulsive spectrum 10 Eating disorders 11 Somatisation and the somatoform disorders 12 Personality disorders Part 3 Treatments 13 Biological treatments 14 The psychotherapies 15 Dealing with psychiatric emergencies Part 4 Special groups 16 Child and adolescent psychiatry 17 Old age psychiatry 18 Forensic psychiatry and risk assessment 19 Dual disability 20 Substance use disorders Appendix Objective Structured Clinical Examinations (OSCEs) in psychiatry