Shorter Oxford Textbook of Psychiatry

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OUP Oxford, Aug 9, 2012 - Medical - 818 pages
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Widely recognised 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 five editions and displays a fluency, authority and insight which is not only rarely found but makes the process of assimilating information as smooth and enjoyable as possible. The book provides an introduction to all the clinical topics required by the trainee psychiatrist, including all the sub-specialties and major psychiatric conditions. Throughout, the authors emphasize the basic clinical skills required for the full assessment and understanding of the patient. Discussion of treatment includes not only scientific evidence, but also practical problems in the management of patients their family and social context. The text emphasizes an evidence-based approach to practice and gives full attention to ethical and legal issues. Introductory chapters focus on recognition of signs and symptoms, classification and diagnosis, psychiatric assessment, and aetiology. Further chapters deal with all the the major psychiatric syndromes as well as providing detailed coverage of pharmacological and psychological treatments. The book gives equal prominence to ICD and DSM classification - often with direct comparisons - giving the book a universal appeal. The Shorter Oxford Textbook of Psychiatry remains the most up-to-date secondary level textbook of psychiatry available, with the new edition boasting a new modern design and greater use of summary boxes, tables, and lists than ever before. 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
69
5 Aetiology
83
6 Evidencebased approaches to psychiatry
115
7 Personality and personality disorder
129
8 Reactions to stressful experiences
153
15 Psychiatry and medicine
379
16 Suicide and deliberate selfharm
421
17 The misuse of alcohol and drugs
441
18 Psychiatry of the elderly
485
19 Drugs and other physical treatments
507
20 Psychological treatments
571
21 Psychiatric services
601
22 Child psychiatry
625

9 Anxiety and obsessivecompulsive disorders
177
10 Mood disorders
205
11 Schizophrenia
255
12 Paranoid symptoms and syndromes
297
13 Dementia delirium and other neuropsychiatric disorders
311
14 Eating sleep and sexual disorders
351
23 Learning disability mental retardation
683
24 Forensic psychiatry
707
References
733
Index
795
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Philip Cowen, Paul Harrison and Tom Burns are in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Oxford, UK.

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