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Oxford Handbook of Psychiatry and Oxford Handbook of Neurology


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Oxford Handbook of Psychiatry 1: Thinking about psychiatry 2: Psychiatric assessment 3: Symptoms of psychiatric illness 4: Evidence-based psychiatry 5: Organic illness 6: Schizophrenia and related psychoses 7: Depressive illness 8: Bipolar illness 9: Anxiety and stress-related disorders 10: Eating and impulse-control disorders 11: Sleep disorders 12: Sexual disorders 13: Personality disorders 14: Old age psychiatry 15: Substance misuse 16: Child and adolescent psychiatry 17: Forensic psychiatry 18: Learning disability 19: Liaison psychiatry 20: Psychotherapy 21: Legal issues 22: Transcultural psychiatry 23: Therapeutic issues 24: Difficult and urgent situations 25: Useful resources 26: ICD-10/DSM-IV index Oxford Handbook of Neurology 1: Neurological history and examination 2: Neuroanatomy 3: Neurological emergencies 4: Common clinical presentations 5: Neurological disorders 6: Neurology in medicine 7: Neurosurgery 8: Clinical neurophysiology 9: Neuroradiology

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Dr David Semple was born and educated in Coleraine, Northern Ireland, studying Medicine at the University of Edinburgh from 1987-1992. He trained in Psychiatry in the Borders/South East Scotland during which time he conducted research funded by Wellcome into the long-term effects of ecstasy. During his time as a Lecturer/Specialist Registrar based at the Royal Edinburgh Hospital/University of Edinburgh he wrote the first edition of the Oxford Handbook of Psychiatry with a group of friends including close collaborator Dr Roger Smyth. Dr Semple was appointed to his current post as a Consultant General Adult Psychiatrist at Hairmyres Hospital in 2004. Dr Roger Smyth was born and educated in Belfast, Northern Ireland and came to Scotland to study Medicine at the University of Edinburgh. He trained in Psychiatry in South East Scotland. Together with a group of friends and colleagues he wrote the first edition of the Oxford Handbook of Psychiatry. Dr Smyth took up his first Consultant Psychiatrist post in St John's Hospital, Livingston in 2004, and moved to the Department of Psychological Medicine. Dr Hadi Manji completed his undergraduate training in medicine at Trinity Hall, Cambridge and the Middlesex Hospital. He initially trained as a General Practitioner in Edinburgh and changed to neurology subsequently working at the National Hospital and L'Hopital Kremlin-Bicetre, Paris. In 1996 he completed his MD dissertation on 'Neurological Complications of HIV Infection'. He was appointed consultant in 1997. Apart from general neurology, Dr Manji has specialist interests in peripheral nerve disorders and neuroinfectious disorders including HIV and tropical neurology. He has taught and lectured on various neurological topics in India, Malaysia, Singapore, Kenya and Dubai. He is currently involved in teaching and helping to set up the undergraduate neurology curriculum at the Roman Catholic medical school in Beira, Mozambique. Dr Christian Lambert is currenltly an ST4 Clinical Lecturer in Neurology at St George's University of London. He does active research into computational neuroanatomy, with a focus on the brainstem and basal ganglia, and works on translational applications in functional neurosurgery and neurodegenerative conditions. He has a clinical interest in movement and cognitive disorders. Dr Sean Connolly is a senior clinical lecturer in the School of Medicine, UCD and is a Consultant in Clinical Neurophysiology based in St Vincent's University Hospital, Dublin. He graduated from the National University of Ireland before undertaking a research fellowship in Clinical Neurophysiology in Middlesex Hospital, London. He also worked in Massachusetts General Hospital, where he did a Fellowship in both Epileptology and Clinical Neurophysiology. Neil Kitchen is a Consultant Neurosurgeon at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery. His special intetests include brain tumour surgery, intracranial microsurgery, trigeminal neuralgia, cavernoma and radiosurgery.


`Review from previous edition Review from previous edition 'an excellent summary and guide to neurology, which is both aimed at symptomatic presentation, and disease-based. The book is excellently written, packed with wise clinical points and covers a wide differential diagnostic base...I would recommend it to senior and junior colleages.' ' British Journal of Hospital Medicine `'This book will rightly become a staple for those in speciality neuroscience posts, whilst serving clinical medical students and those in their early postgraduate employment equally well. There is just the right level of information to grasp the fundamentals of any disease entity new to the reader, and to refresh those inevitable lacunes in the ever-expanding knowledge base. For those at Consultant level this book will still remain a ready and useful source of information in the clinic.' ' Dr Martin R Turner, John Radcliffe Hospital `'As a medical student, I found this book extremely useful throughout my neurology block. Fits into my bag easily, so can just open and read it on the bus. Someone who is a expert in the area may (though I don't know) find fault, but at my level it gives me what I need at the moment.' ' Amazon Customer Reviews `'This book is a solid contender in a sea of similar handbooks, and readers will find that its periodic British nomenclature does not compromise its applicability to American Psychiatry... ...the Oxford Handbook of Psychiatry offers a more impressive breadth of evidence-based material and will undoubtedly be a resource found in the pockets of many practitioners.' ' Portable Psychiatry: Praise and Aspirations for the Oxford Handbook, American Psychological Association, by Michelle Braun `'Enjoyable, concise, relevant, accesible information, clear, logical, essential reading for anyone in mental health, highly recommended!' ' Reader review, Philip Cowin

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