Oxford Handbook of Psychiatry

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Oxford University Press, 2005 - Medical - 953 pages
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The Oxford Handbook of Psychiatry is a new book directed at medical students, doctors coming to psychiatry for the first time, psychiatric trainees, and other professionals who may have to deal with patients with psychiatric problems. It is written by a group of experienced, middle-grade psychiatrists and is designed to provide easy access to the information required by psychiatry trainees on the wards or on-call. It closely follows the familiar format of the other Oxford Handbooks, and provides coverage that is comprehensive, evidence based and practical. The content of the handbook is written in the concise, note-based style characteristic of the series, with topics confined to single pages. The book is divided into four sections: Fundamentals of Psychiatric Practice; General Adult Psychiatry; Psychiatric Subspecialties; and Useful Reference Material. Within each chapter, topics are covered in a clear logical manner. For the clinical disorders there is detailed information on the etiology, epidemiology, clinical features, common differential diagnoses, assessment/investigation, management, and prognosis. There is an in-depth coverage of psychiatric assessment, psychopathology, evidence-based practice, mental health legislation in the UK, therapeutic issues, transcultural psychiatry, and eponyms in psychiatry. The book is internally cross-referenced and has both key references to important papers and to further information resources. As well as being indexed alphabetically, it is also indexed by ICD-10/DSM-IV codes, and there is a quick index for acute presentations. This Handbook is practical and directive in style, designed to provide portable reassurance to doctors beginning psychiatry. There is helpful advice for the management of difficult and urgent situations, and the text is peppered with clinical observations on the practice of clinical psychiatry and guidance based upon the experience of the authors.
 

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Contents

Psychiatric assessment
26
Psychiatric assessment
27
Discussing management
32
Observations of appearance and behaviour
38
Asking about depressed mood
44
Abnormal perceptions
50
Asking about abnormal beliefs
56
Abnormal cognitive function
62
Crime
628
Violence 2
634
Other offences
640
Assessing risk of violence
646
Police liaison 2
652
Prison psychiatry 2the role of the psychiatrist
658
Court reports and giving evidence 2
664
Legal provisions for procedures relating to mentally
670

Supplementary tests of cerebral functioning
68
Clinical investigation
74
Symptoms of psychiatric illness
79
Evidencebased psychiatry
103
Organic illness
129
Schizophrenia and related psychoses
175
Depressive illness
241
Bipolar illness
299
Anxiety and stressrelated disorders
337
Disorders of behaviour
375
Personality disorders
439
Old age psychiatry
469
Substance misuse
495
Child and adolescent psychiatry
565
Forensic psychiatry
624
Criminal responsibility 1
676
Learning disability
681
Liaison psychiatry
725
Psychotherapy
763
Legal and ethical issues
798
Legal and ethical issues
799
Mental health legislationNorthern Ireland 1
812
Breaking confidentiality
826
Transcultural psychiatry
833
Therapeutic issues
849
Difficult and urgent situations
889
Useful addresses
915
ICD10DSMIV index
923
Index
943
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David Semple, Jonathan Burns, Rajan Darjee, and Andrew McIntosh are all in the Division of Psychiatry, University of Edinburgh. Roger Smyth is at the Royal Edinburgh Hospital.

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