Lecture Notes Psychiatry

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Wiley, Aug 8, 2005 - Medical - 224 pages
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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.”
Barts and The London

Pre-publication reviews

"…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"

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About the author (2005)

Professor Paul Harrison, FRC Psych, Professor John Geddes, FRC Psych, and Dr Michael Sharpe, MRC Psych, are all experienced teachers in psychiatry and psychological medicine. Professors Harrison and Geddes are both based at the Warneford Hospital in Oxford where they teach the psychiatry attachment for medical students at Oxford University, and Dr Sharpe is Reader in Psychological Medicine at the University of Edinburgh.

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