A Primer of Clinical Psychiatry

A Primer of Clinical Psychiatry

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This is a text book of clinical psychiatry that is concise yet comprehensive, up to date, and readily accessible. It aims to be an easy entry to the pertinent facts of clinical psychiatry for medical students and students of mental health disciplines; a resource for established clinicians, including GPs; and also a brief yet thorough overview for the more advanced psychiatric trainee or mental health professional. It equips more advanced readers with the basic knowledge underpinning postgraduate exams in clinical psychiatry and related allied health disciplines. For a coherent approach, the bulk of the text has been written by two authors who are experienced psychiatrists with expertise in a broad range of clinical and research areas. Introductory chapters cover the psychiatric interview and mental state and clinical investigations relevant to psychiatry. The second section is an overview of all of the major syndromes of psychiatry, covering epidemiology, aetiology and clinical aspects, and including discussion of specific treatment approaches. A separate section reviews more generally, biological and psychosocial aspects of treatment in psychiatry, with worked case examples.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 416 pages
  • 174 x 244 x 26mm | 919.99g
  • Elsevier Australia
  • Marrickville, NSW, Australia
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • 0729541576
  • 9780729541572
  • 196,145

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 psychiatryshow more