Lecture Notes Psychiatry
Lecture Notes: Psychiatry takes a novel and common sense approach to psychiatry. It is written mainly for medical students and junior doctors, although anyone wanting a concise account of the principles of clinical psychiatry will find the book a useful resource.
The book emphasizes how psychiatry is not only a specialty, but an essential part of general medical practice. It starts with a clear description of psychiatric assessment, followed by brief but comprehensive accounts of all the important disorders, their causes and treatment. It provides an up-to-date and evidence-based approach that integrates the three core elements of psychiatry: biology, psychology and sociology.
Each chapter ends with summary points for revision, and the book includes a series of multiple-choice questions with answers.
“…I found this book useful because of its relative simplicity: I was able to use it to understand the core course content in its simplest terms without getting lost in the enormousness of the speciality.”
"…an essential read for medical students and mental health trainees”
“…concise, readable…altogether a much better read than the usual dense texts of psychiatry,”
"...the chapter on the clinical appraisal of patients is excellent. I will use it in exams as well as in the clinic"