Psychiatry in Medical Practice


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Part I: Clinical Approach to the Patient. Introduction. Interview Techniques and History Taking. Examination of the Mental State. Risk Assessments. Syndromes and Diagnosis. Aetiology. Investigations. Treatment. Prognosis. Formulation. Part II: Syndromes of Disorder. Psychiatric Aspects of Physical Disease. Organic Brain Disease. Schizophrenia and Delusional Disorders. Bipolar Illness. Internalising Disorders: 1 Anxiety and Depression. Internalising Disorders 2: Somatisation. Externalising Disorders - Dependence on Alcohol and Drugs and Eating Disorders. Personality Disorders. Part III: Particular Parts of the Life Cycle. Learning Disability. Childhood and Adolescence. Sexual and Reproductive Disorders. Old Age. Part IV: Services, Ethics and the Law. Mental Health Services. Ethical Dilemmas and Legal Aspects.

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Institute of Psychiatry, London Professor, Manchester University Professor, Division of Psychiatry, University of Nottingham


'This is an outstanding revision of the excellent text which has successfully supported many medical students through their training, and into their subsequent clinical careers. Whether the student plans to go into general practice, study psychiatry or become a medical or surgical specialist, this book provides an essential grounding in psychiatry in medical practice'. -- "Professor Rachel Jenkins, Director of WHO Collaborating Centre , Institute of Psychiatry, Kings College London, and Director of International affairs, Royal College of Psychiatrists , London"

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