Psychiatry

Paperback | December 19, 2011

byJohn Geddes, Jonathan Price, Rebecca McKnight

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Psychiatry introduces medicine students to the subject in a concise, innovative and memorable way. Its patient-centred approach blends a discussion of the theoretical basis of different psychiatric disorders with an explanation of the management of these disorders in everyday clinicalpractice, using genuine case histories to place the content in a realistic context.Recognizing that having positive interactions with a patient is central to the provision of successful psychiatric care, the book includes guidance on history-taking and assessment, while also reflecting best practice as set out by current clinical guidelines.Having undergone an extensive revision for this fourth edition, and covering all the major psychiatric conditions in a logically-structured way, the book is an invaluable guide to all individuals who are likely to encounter those with psychiatric problems, including students of medicine, healthcare,and social work. Online Resource CentreThe Online Resource Centre to accompany Psychiatry features * Figures and tables from the book in electronic format* Self-assessment materials for students* Updates on the latest clinical guidelines

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Psychiatry introduces medicine students to the subject in a concise, innovative and memorable way. Its patient-centred approach blends a discussion of the theoretical basis of different psychiatric disorders with an explanation of the management of these disorders in everyday clinicalpractice, using genuine case histories to place the ...

John Geddes is Professor of Epidemiological Psychiatry in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Oxford, UK. Dr. Jonathan Price is Clinical Tutor in Psychiatry in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Oxford, UK. Dr. Rebecca McKnight is Academic Foundation Trainee (Psychiatry) in the Department of Psychiatry at t...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:336 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.68 inPublished:December 19, 2011Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199233969

ISBN - 13:9780199233960

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Part 1: Introduction1. Diagnosis and classification2. The scale of the problem3. Attitudes towards psychiatryPart 2: Assessment4. Symptoms and signs of illness5. Conducting the assessment6. Thinking about diagnosis7. Thinking about aetiology8. Thinking about prognosis9. Communicating your findingsPart 3: Management10. General aspects of care11. Physical treatments12. Psychological treatments13. Social treatments14. Managing behavioural disturbance15. Management plans: making decisions and communicatingPart 4: The specific disorders16. Unipolar depression17. Bipolar disorder18. Schizophrenia and related disorders19. Reactions to stressful experiences20. Anxiety and Obsessional disorders21. Medically unexplained physical symptoms22. Cognitive disorders23. Eating disorders24. Sleep disorders25. Problems due to use of alcohol and other psychoactive substances26. Problems of sexuality and gender27. Learning disability28. Personality and its disorders29. Disorders of childhood and adolescencePart 5: Management of specific groups30. Children and adolescents31. The elderly32. People presenting with physical disorderPart 6: Assessing and managing risks33. The range of risks34. Harm to self, including suicide35. Harm to others, including homicide36. Other risksPart 7: Psychiatry and you37. Keeping yourself well38. Professional behaviours39. Careers in psychiatry