Acute Psychiatry

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Elsevier Health Sciences, 2007 - Medical - 217 pages
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This title is has been written by professionals working in the UK. It is a pocketbook for trainees in psychiatry which gives instant access to the information psychiatrists need in acute clinical situations - how to assess the patient, how to effectively manage psychiatric emergencies as well as the accurate diagnosis and management of common psychiatric conditions.

  • Instant-access pocketbook of psychiatry covering patient assessment, diagnosis and management of common psychiatric conditions and psychiatric emergencies
  • Concentrates on the information needed while on the ward or in the emergency department, using an easily accessible style with bullet points and short paragraphs
  • The first section, which covers patient assessment, is particularly useful for the clinical sections of the MRCPsych and similar exams
  • The second section covers typical presentations such as the deluded patient, the aggressive patient, the suicidal patient and is ideal for 'instant access' in the emergency department
  • The third section covers psychiatric conditions such as schizophrenia and depressive disorders, concentrating on common and difficult diagnostic issues and management rather than 'textbook' subjects such as aetiology.
 

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Contents

Clinical Assessment
1
The psychiatric history
3
The mental state examination
15
Investigations
27
Differential diagnosis
33
Management
35
Management of Psychiatric Emergencies
45
Generic approach in acute psychiatry
47
A borderline personality disorder in crisis
109
The patient who has been banned from hospital or admission
113
The liaison patient
115
Management of Common Psychiatric Disorders
119
Delirium
121
Dementia
129
Organic Psychiatric Disorders
139
Alcohol
145

The anxiousagitated patient
51
The manicdisinhibited patient
57
Insomnia
63
The deluded patient
67
The hallucinated patient
75
The obsessional patient
81
The confused patient
87
The Patient with poor memory
95
Low moodpsychomotor retardation
99
The suicidal patient
105
The aggressive patient
107
Drug or alcohol induced
151
Schizophrenia
157
Persistent delusion
167
Schizoaffective disorder
171
Depressive episode and recurrent depressive disorder
177
Manic episode and bipolar affective disorder
185
Agoraphobia social phobia panic and anxiety disorder
195
Borderline personality disorder
205
Index
211
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Raimo P. Hamalainen is professor and director of the Systems Analysis Laboratory and co-director of the Systems Intelligence Research Group at Aalto University Finland, He is an internationally acknowledged scholar in systems and decision making with over 200 scientific publications. He has helped to solve complex environmental policy problems with governmental agencies including the Parliament of Finland. He has been a visiting scholar at major international universities including MIT, UCLA, UC Berkley, National University of Singapore and University of Cape Town. He has a passion for outdoor life including fishing, sailing snowboarding and backcountry skiing.

Rachel Jones received her education in New Zealand. She holds two PhDs, the first in English literature and the second in Knowledge Management. She has gained multicultural experience while working as an English language teacher and a university lecturer in Australia, Japan and New Zealand. She also spent time working for Aalto University's Systems Analysis Laboratory (Finland) as a research fellow. Currently, Rachel works freelance as a researcher and consultant. Her latest areas of interest are health and safety culture in organizations and exploring different models of retirement. She has several publications in academic journals, including in the field of Systems Intelligence. In her free time, she enjoys reading, camping and fishing.

Esa Saarinen is a Finnish philosopher, and life-philosophical lecturer, inspirational speaker, professor of applied philosophy at Aalto University and co-director of the Systems Intelligence Research Group. A national celebrity noted for his colorful media appearances and highly personal and non-academic lecturing style, Esa has helped to make philosophy a recognized part of Finnish public life. In addition to his interventions in media and in education, he has worked extensively as a coach for organizations and companies such as Nokia and Marimekko, promoting a doctrine of positive self-actualization. He is a prolific author of books who has written on a wide range of subjects including philosophical textbooks, history of western philosophy, scholarly research papers, and the volume Imagologies: Media Philosophy (1994), with Mark C. Taylor, an early discussion of the internet.

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