Psychiatry at a Glance

Psychiatry at a Glance

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Psychiatry at a Glance is an up-to-date, accessible introductory and study text for all students of psychiatry. It presents need-to-know information on the basic science, treatment, and management of the major disorders, and helps you develop your skills in history taking and performing the Mental State Examination (MSE). This new edition features: Thoroughly updated content to reflect new research, the DSM 5 classification and NICE guidelines All the information required, including practice questions, for the written Psychiatry exams Extensive self-assessment material, including Extending Matching Questions, Single Best Answer questions, and sample OSCE stations, to reinforce knowledge learnt A companion website at ataglanceseries.com/psychiatry featuring interactive case studies and downloadable illustrations Psychiatry at a Glance will appeal to medical students, junior doctors and psychiatry trainees, as well as nursing students and other health professionals and is the ideal companion for anyone about to start a psychiatric attachment or module.
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  • Paperback | 144 pages
  • 215 x 272 x 9mm | 418g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 6th Edition
  • 1119129672
  • 9781119129677
  • 115,531

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Psychiatry at a Glance is an up-to-date, accessible introductory and study text for all students of psychiatry. It presents 'need-to-know' information on the basic science, treatment and management of the major disorders, and it helps you develop your skills in history taking and performing the Mental State Examination (MSE).



This new edition features:

Thoroughly updated content to reflect new research, the DSM 5 classification and NICE guidelines All the information required, including practice questions, for the written Psychiatry exams Extensive self-assessment material, including Extending Matching Questions, Single Best Answer questions and sample OSCE stations, to reinforce knowledge learnt

Psychiatry at a Glance will appeal to medical students, junior doctors and psychiatry trainees, as well as nursing students and other health professionals and is the ideal companion for anyone about to start a psychiatric attachment or module.
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Table of contents

Preface vii Contributors to Chapter 44 viii About the companion website ix Part 1 Assessment and Management 1 1 Psychiatric History 2 2 The Mental State Examination 4 3 Diagnosis and Classification in Psychiatry 6 4 Risk Assessment and Management in Psychiatry 8 5 Suicide and Deliberate Self-harm 10 Part 2 Mental Disorders 13 6 Psychosis: Symptoms and Aetiology 14 7 Schizophrenia: Management and Prognosis 16 8 Depression 18 9 Bipolar Affective Disorder 20 10 Stress Reactions (Including Bereavement) 22 11 Anxiety Disorders 24 12 Obsessions and Compulsions 26 13 Eating Disorders 28 14 Personality Disorders 30 15 Psychosexual Disorders 32 16 Unusual Psychiatric Syndromes 34 Part 3 Substance and Alcohol Misuse 37 17 Substance Misuse 38 18 Alcohol Misuse 40 Part 4 Psychiatry of Demographic Groups 43 19 Child Psychiatry I 44 20 Child Psychiatry II 47 21 The Psychiatry of Adolescence 49 22 Learning Disability (Mental Retardation) 51 23 Cross-cultural Psychiatry 53 24 Psychiatry and Social Exclusion 55 25 Psychiatry and Female Reproduction 57 26 Functional Psychiatric Disorders in Old Age 59 Part 5 The Interface of Psychiatry and Physical Illness 61 27 Psychiatry and Physical Illness 62 28 Neuropsychiatry I 65 29 Neuropsychiatry II 67 30 Neuropsychiatry III 70 31 Acute Confusional States 72 32 The Dementias 74 Part 6 Psychiatric Management 77 33 Psychological Therapies 78 34 Antipsychotics 81 35 Antidepressants 83 36 Other Psychotropic Drugs 85 37 Electroconvulsive Therapy and Other Treatments 87 38 Psychiatry in the Community 89 39 Forensic Psychiatry 91 40 Mental Capacity 93 41 Mental Health Legislation in England and Wales 95 42 Mental Health Legislation in Scotland 97 43 Mental Health Legislation in Northern Ireland 99 44 Mental Health Legislation in Australia and New Zealand 101 45 Preparing for Clinical Examinations in Psychiatry 103 Self-assessment 105 Objective Structured Clinical Examinations (OSCEs) 106 Extended Matching Questions (EMQs) 108 Single Best Answer (SBA) Questions 112 OSCE Examiner Mark Sheets 116 Answers to EMQs 118 Answers to Single Best Answer (SBA) Questions 120 Further Reading 122 Glossary 127 Index 131
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About Cornelius Katona

Cornelius Katona is Honorary Professor in the Department of Mental and Health Sciences, University College London, and Honorary Consultant Psychiatrist, Kent and Medway NHS and Social Care Partnership Trust.

Claudia Cooper is Senior Lecturer in Old Age Psychiatry, University College London, and Honorary Consultant Psychiatrist, Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust.

Mary Robertson is Emeritus Professor in Neuropsychiatry, University College London, and Visiting Professor and Honorary Consultant, St George's Hospital and Medical School, London.
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