Psychiatry at a Glance, 5th Edition
August 2012, ©2012, Wiley-Blackwell
Psychiatry at a Glance is an easy-to-use, accessible introductory and study text for all students of psychiatry. It helps develop your skills in history taking and performing the Mental State Examination (MSE), and presents ‘need to know’ information on the basic science, treatment, and management of the major disorders.
This edition features:
- Thoroughly updated and reorganised artwork, offering greater clarity and easier understanding for those new to the subject
- Greater emphasis on history taking and examination - essential for clinical work and clerking patients
- New chapters on mental health capacity and coverage of the Australian and New Zealand health care legislation
- Even more Extended Matching Questions, brand new Single Best Answer Questions, and sample OSCE stations so you can test your knowledge
- A brand new companion website at www.ataglanceseries.com/psychiatry, featuring updated case studies and downloadable illustrations.
Psychiatry at a Glance is the ideal companion for anyone about to start a psychiatric attachment or module and will appeal to medical students, junior doctors and Psychiatry trainees as well as nursing students and other health professionals.
Contributors to Chapter 44 7
Assessment and Management
1 Psychiatric History 8
2 The Mental State Examination 10
3 Diagnosis and Classification in Psychiatry 12
4 Risk Assessment and Management in Psychiatry 14
5 Suicide and Deliberate Self-harm 16
6 Schizophrenia: Symptoms and Aetiology 18
7 Schizophrenia: Management and Prognosis 20
8 Depression 22
9 Bipolar Affective Disorder 24
10 Stress Reactions (Including Bereavement) 26
11 Anxiety Disorders 28
12 Obsessions and Compulsions 30
13 Eating Disorders 32
14 Personality Disorders 34
15 Psychosexual Disorders 36
16 Unusual Psychiatric Syndromes 38
Substance and Alcohol Misuse
17 Substance Misuse 40
18 Alcohol Misuse 42
Psychiatry of Demographic Groups
19 Child Psychiatry I 44
20 Child Psychiatry II 46
21 The Psychiatry of Adolescence 48
22 Learning Disability (Mental Retardation) 50
23 Cross-cultural Psychiatry 52
24 Psychiatry and Social Exclusion 54
25 Psychiatry and Female Reproduction 56
26 Functional Psychiatric Disorders in Old Age 58
The Interface of Psychiatry and Physical Illness
27 Psychiatry and Physical Illness 60
28 Neuropsychiatry I 62
29 Neuropsychiatry II 64
30 Neuropsychiatry III 66
31 Acute Confusional States 68
32 The Dementias 70
33 Psychological Therapies 73
34 Antipsychotics 76
35 Antidepressants 78
36 Other Psychotropic Drugs 80
37 Electroconvulsive Therapy and Other Treatments 82
38 Psychiatry in the Community 84
39 Forensic Psychiatry 86
40 Mental Capacity 88
41 Mental Health Legislation in England and Wales 90
42 Mental Health Legislation in Scotland 92
43 Mental Health Legislation in Northern Ireland 94
44 Mental Health Legislation in Australia and New Zealand 96
45 Preparing for Clinical Examinations in Psychiatry 98
Objective Structured Clinical Examinations (OSCEs) 100
Extended Matching Questions (EMQs) 102
Single Best Answer (SBA) Questions 106
OSCE Examiner Mark Sheets 110
Answers to EMQs 112
Answers to Single Best Answer (SBA) Questions 114
Further Reading 116
Cornelius Katona is Honorary Professor in the Department
of Mental and Health Sciences, University College London,
and Honorary Consultant Psychiatrist, Kent and Medway NHS
and Social Care Partnership Trust
Claudia Cooper is Senior Lecturer in Old Age Psychiatry, University College London, and Honorary Consultant Psychiatrist, Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust
Mary Robertson is Emeritus Professor in Neuropsychiatry, University College London, and Visiting Professor and Honorary Consultant, St George's Hospital and Medical School, London
“This is a high quality, useful book. This update is justified, as the authors discuss anticipated changes with the DSM-V and ICD-11 diagnostic systems.” (Doody’s, 4 January 2013)
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