Foundations of Clinical Psychiatry

Foundations of Clinical Psychiatry

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Foundations of Clinical Psychiatry is an introductory text for students of medicine and other health professions, including psychiatric nursing, psychology, social work and occupational therapy, as well as for family doctors. Using a clear, coherent framework, it emphasises biological, psychological and social factors in assessing and treating patients, and illustrates this approach with dozens of clinical stories. The fully revised and updated third edition brings in fourteen new contributors and a new chapter on psychiatric aspects of intellectual disability. Chapters on ethics, the effects of trauma and the mental health of indigenous people, and a section on the mental health of refugees also feature. Shared commitment to the biopsychosocial approach by the authors, all experts in their field, makes for a remarkably consistent and useful text.
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  • Electronic book text
  • Melbourne University Press Digital
  • Australia
  • 0522866255
  • 9780522866254

About Bruce Sidney/Singh Bloch

Sidney Bloch is Emeritus Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Melbourne and Honorary Psychiatrist at St Vincent's Hospital in Melbourne. He was Associate Editor of the British Journal of Psychiatry for a decade and Chief Editor of the Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry for thirteen years (a record tenure in the history of the Journal). His 14 books, many of which have been translated, deal with the psychotherapies, psycho-oncology and medical ethics. Understanding Troubled Minds: A Guide to Mental Illness and its Treatment won the SANE Book of the Year Award in 2012. He was awarded a Citation by the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists in 2004 for his academic contribution to psychiatry. He is also a Fellow of that College as well as a Fellow of the British Royal College of Psychiatrists. He has had Visiting Professorships in the Chinese University Of Hong Kong, University of Hong Kong, Hebrew University of Jerusalem and Columbia University. Bruce Singh is Cato Professor and Head of the Department of Psychiatry, University of Melbourne, and Director of Psychiatric Services, Royal Melbourne Hospital. He is co-director of the national Health and Medical Research Council's Schizophrenia Research Unit at Royal Park Hospital.
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