Lecture Notes: Psychiatry, 11th Edition
January 2014, ©2014, Wiley-Blackwell
Lecture Notes: Psychiatry provides a concise and
accessible introduction to the fundamentals of Psychiatry,
presenting the principles of Psychiatric examination followed by
systematic coverage of the major psychiatric disorders, as well as
covering management and treatment options.
This eleventh edition has been revised to include recent developments in history-taking, psychotropic drugs and case presentations, as well as covering the practical elements of patient guidance and care.
Key features include:
• Clearly presented tables, figures and end-of-chapter ‘Key point’ summaries to aid revision
• An emphasis on core management skills needed by Junior Doctors in both psychiatric and general hospital settings
• Quick reference guides to help structure patient assessments on-the-go
• MCQs and case studies in line with medical school and professional level psychiatry exams
For those embarking on study or refreshing their knowledge of psychiatry, Lecture Notes: Psychiatry provides a step-by-step guide to both its wider and patient-centred practice.
Foreword by Professor John Geddes, vi
Quick guides, 1
History-taking checklist, 1
Mental State Examination checklist, 2
Structure of a psychiatric case presentation, 3
1 Getting started, 5
2 The basic psychiatric assessment, 9
3 Diagnosis-specifi c assessments, 19
4 Risk: harm, self-harm and suicide, 40
5 Completing and communicating the assessment, 47
6 What causes mental health problems?, 55
7 Treatment, 63
8 Psychiatric services and specialties, 82
9 Mood disorders, 92
10 Neurotic, stress-related and somatoform disorders, 103
11 Eating, sleep and sexual disorders, 115
12 Schizophrenia, 124
13 Dementia, delirium and neuropsychiatry, 138
14 Substance misuse, 154
15 Personality disorders, 165
16 Childhood disorders, 172
17 Learning disability (mental retardation), 185
18 Psychiatry in other settings, 193
19 Mental health and the law, 200
Self-assessment answers, 205
Appendix 1: ICD-10 classifi cation of psychiatric disorders, 209
Appendix 2: Keeping up to date and evidence-based, 210
Gautam Gulati is Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer in Forensic Psychiatry, University of Oxford, and Consultant Forensic Psychiatrist, Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust
Mary-Ellen Lynall is a Graduate-entry medical student, Magdalen College, University of Oxford, and Retained Lecturer in Neuroscience, Somerville College, University of Oxford
Kate Saunders is at the University of Oxford, Department of Psychiatry, Warneford Hospital
? Features ?drug class? boxes ? ideal for revision
? Includes new ?hitlist? of core management skills aimed at clinical medical students and junior doctors? of immense practical help on the wards
? Brand new checklists on the following topics, included as appendices: psychiatric history, mental state examination, case presentation layout, main psychotropic drugs
? Includes learning objectives and key points summaries ? Includes Single Best Answer self assessment questions with full explanations to answers
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