The Diagnosis of Psychosis by Rudolf N. CardinalThe Diagnosis of Psychosis by Rudolf N. Cardinal

The Diagnosis of Psychosis

byRudolf N. Cardinal, Edward T. Bullmore

Paperback | April 29, 2011

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Psychosis has many causes. Psychiatrists typically receive a thorough training in its diagnosis, but the diagnosis of psychosis secondary to non-psychiatric conditions is often not emphasized. An understanding of the underlying cause is important so that effective management programs can be implemented. The Diagnosis of Psychosis bridges the gap between psychiatry and medicine, providing a comprehensive review of primary and secondary causes of psychosis. It covers both common and rare causes in a clinically focused guide. Useful for both teaching and reference, the text covers physical and mental state examination, describes key investigations, and summarises the non-psychiatric features of medical conditions causing psychosis. Particularly relevant for psychiatrists and trainees in psychiatry, this volume will also assist neurologists and general physicians who encounter psychosis in their practice.
Title:The Diagnosis of PsychosisFormat:PaperbackDimensions:400 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.43 inPublished:April 29, 2011Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0521164842

ISBN - 13:9780521164849

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Table of Contents

Abbreviations and symbols; Preface; Acknowledgements; Part I. The Causes of Psychosis: 1. Introduction; 2. Methods; 3. Delirium; 4. Neurodevelopmental disorders and chromosomal abnormalities; 5. Neurodegenerative disorders; 6. Focal neurological disease; 7. Malignancy; 8. Infectious and postinfectious syndromes; 9. Endocrine disease; 10. Inborn errors of metabolism; 11. Nutritional deficiency; 12. Other acquired metabolic disorders; 13. Autoimmune rheumatic disorders and vasculitides; 14. Other autoimmune encephalopathies; 15. Poisoning; 16. Sleep disorders; 17. Sensory deprivation and impairment; 18. Miscellaneous; 19. Catatonia; 20. Agitation and bizarre behaviour; 21. Primary psychiatric disease; 22. Factitious disorder and malingering; 23. Multiple simultaneous causes of psychosis, and questions of causality; Part II. A Clinical Approach to the Diagnosis of Psychosis: 24. History and examination; 25. Initial investigations relevant to psychosis; 26. Putting it together: clinical and paraclinical clues; 27. Further investigations relevant to psychosis; 28. Classificatory approach for psychosis of unknown aetiology; 29. Conclusion; 30. Appendices; 31. References; Index.