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The Diagnosis of Psychosis


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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.

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A comprehensive review of the causes of psychosis, both psychiatric and medical, with a practical approach to diagnosis.

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Rudolf N. Cardinal is Academic Clinical Fellow and Specialty Registrar, Department of Psychiatry, University of Cambridge and Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust. Edward T. Bullmore is Professor of Psychiatry, Department of Psychiatry, University of Cambridge; Clinical Director of the Behavioural and Clinical Neurosciences Institute, Cambridge; and Vice-President of Experimental Medicine and Head of the Clinical Unit, GlaxoSmithKline, Cambridge, UK.


"...Inspiring new book on the diagnosis of psychosis. I have not read any book that covers the material so thoroughly. This book should be required reading for all psychiatry residents..." Doody's Review Services

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