Shorter Oxford Textbook of Psychiatry

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Oxford University Press, Sep 21, 2017 - Medical - 944 pages
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Widely recognized as the standard text for trainee psychiatrists, the Shorter Oxford Textbook of Psychiatry stands head and shoulders above the competition. The text has been honed over seven editions, displaying a fluency, authority, and insight rarely found in textbooks which makes the process of assimilating information effective and enjoyable. The book provides an introduction to all the clinical topics, sub-specialties, and major psychiatric conditions required by the trainee psychiatrist. Throughout, the authors emphasize the basic clinical skills required for full assessment and understanding of the patient. Discussion of treatment includes not only scientific evidence, but also practical problems in the management of patients in a family and social context. Full attention to ethical and legal issues is given within the evidence-based approach to practice provided in the text. Introductory chapters focus on recognition of signs and symptoms, classification and diagnosis, psychiatric assessment, and aetiology. Further chapters deal with all the major psychiatric syndromes, as well as providing detailed coverage of pharmacological and psychological treatments. The book gives equal prominence to ICD and DSM classifications - often with direct comparisons - making the book relevant to the practice of psychiatry throughout the world. Boasting greater use of summary boxes, tables, and lists within a new modern design, the Shorter Oxford Textbook of Psychiatry remains the most up-to-date secondary level textbook of psychiatry available. The extensive bibliography has been brought up-to-date and there are targeted reading lists for each chapter. The Shorter Oxford Textbook of Psychiatry fulfils all the study and revision needs of psychiatric trainees, but will also prove useful to medical students, GPs, qualified psychiatrists, and those in related fields who need to be kept informed with current psychiatric practice.
 

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Contents

1 Signs and symptoms of psychiatric disorders
1
2 Classification
21
3 Assessment
35
4 Ethics and civil law
71
5 Aetiology
87
6 Evidencebased approaches to psychiatry
119
7 Reactions to stressful experiences
135
8 Anxiety and obsessivecompulsive disorders
161
16 Child psychiatry
415
17 Intellectual disability mental retardation
485
18 Forensic psychiatry
513
19 Psychiatry of the elderly
539
20 The misuse of alcohol and drugs
563
21 Suicide and deliberate selfharm
609
22 Psychiatry and medicine
631
23 Global psychiatry
675

9 Depression
193
10 Bipolar disorder
233
11 Schizophrenia
253
12 Paranoid symptoms and syndromes
299
13 Eating sleep and sexual disorders
313
14 Dementia delirium and other neuropsychiatric disorders
345
15 Personality and personality disorder
391
24 Psychological treatments
681
25 Drugs and other physical treatments
709
26 Psychiatric services
777
References
801
Index
859
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Paul Harrison is Professor of Psychiatry at the Department of Psychiatry, University of Oxford, UK. Philip Cowen is Professor of Psychopharmacology at the Department of Psychiatry, University of Oxford, UK. Tom Burns is Chair of Social Psychiatry at the Department of Psychiatry, University of Oxford, UK. Mina Fazel is Associate Professor at the Department of Psychiatry, University of Oxford, UK.

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