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Psychiatry in Primary Care


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Preface; Foreword Chris Dowrick; 1. Scope and extent of mental health problems in primary care; 2. The central position of primary care in the detection and treatment of psychiatric disorder; 3. The consultation in primary care; 4. How psychiatric disorders are described and classified; 5. Adjustment to stress; 6. Anxiety disorders; 7. Mood disorders; 8. Psychosis; 9. Personality disorder; 10. Substance misuse; 11. Suicidal and self harming behaviour; 12. Problems of the mind and body; 13. Child mental health care Aaron K. Vallance and M. Elena Girralda; 14. Adolescent mental health care R. Shivram and Panos Vostanis; 15. Mental health care for older adults James Warner and Daniel Hacking; 16. Psychological therapies Graeme Webster, Neill Richardson, Breda McLeavey, Mary Kerrisk, Nigel Smith and Patricia Casey; 17. Systemic family therapy Nigel Smith; 18. Sexual disorders Gerard Butcher; 19. Care for people with enduring and complex common mental health problems; 20. Primary health care team and mental health care; 21. Mental health services and how they relate to primary care; 22. Providing primary care for people from diverse backgrounds Chukumeka Maxwell and Maja Lelandais; 23. Capacity, compulsory admission and treatment Cornelis de Wet and James De Pury; Appendix. Alternative and complementary therapies; Index; AUDIOTAPES: 1. Problem solving Breda McLeavey and Mary Kerrisk; 2. Solution focussed therapy Nigel Smith; 3. Cognitive therapy Graeme Webster and Neill Richardson.

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An accessible book that covers the psychiatric disorders seen by general practitioners in a practical, clinically applied way.

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Patricia R. Casey is Professor of Psychiatry, University College Dublin and Consultant Psychiatrist, Mater Misericordiae University Hospital, Dublin, Ireland. Richard Byng is Clinical Senior Lecturer in Primary Care, Peninsula Medical School, and a General Practitioner with Special Interest in Mental Health, Plymouth Teaching Primary Care Trust, Plymouth, UK.


'Casey's work stands out because of her simple and concise style, her repeated reference to general practice issues and her keen attention to detail ... Her practical approach to some of the commoner psychiatric problems seen in primary care will be wholeheartedly welcomed by all those involved in the care of the mentally ill in these settings.' British Journal of Psychiatry
'... this is a valuable book, not only for UK clinicians, but also for all clinicians as it lays out the current thinking of psychiatry and provides excellent coverage of nonpharmacological therapies.' Doody's Notes

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