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Lecture Notes: Psychiatry, 10th Edition

Lecture Notes: Psychiatry, 10th Edition

Paul Harrison, John Geddes, Michael Sharpe

ISBN: 978-1-118-29713-1

Nov 2011, Wiley-Blackwell

240 pages

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Unsure how to 'do' psychiatry?

Wondering what psychiatry is all about?

Want just the key facts?

Lecture Notes: Psychiatry provides essential, practical, and up-to-date information for students who are learning to conduct psychiatric interviews and assessments, understand the core psychiatric disorders, their aetiology and evidence-based treatment options.

It incorporates the latest NICE guidelines and systematic reviews, and includes coverage of the Mental Capacity Act and the new Mental Health Act. Featuring case studies throughout, it is perfect for clinical preparation with example questions to ask patients during clinical rotations.

Each chapter features bulleted key points, while the summary boxes and self-test MCQs ensure Lecture Notes: Psychiatry is the ideal resource, whether you are just beginning to develop psychiatric knowledge and skills or preparing for an end-of-year exam.

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Preface, vi

1 Getting started 1

2 The core psychiatric assessment 6

3 Psychiatric assessment modules 16

4 Risk: harm, self-harm and suicide 37

5 Completing and communicating the assessment 43

6 Aetiology 51

7 Treatment 60

8 Psychiatric services and specialties 85

9 Mood disorders 92

10 Neurotic, stress-related and somatoform disorders 106

11 Eating, sleep and sexual disorders 118

12 Schizophrenia 128

13 Organic psychiatric disorders 142

14 Substance misuse 157

15 Personality disorders 168

16 Childhood disorders 176

17 Learning disability (mental retardation) 189

18 Psychiatry in other settings 196

Multiple choice questions, 202

Answers to multiple choice questions, 208

Appendix 1: ICD-10 classifi cation of psychiatric disorders, 213

Appendix 2: Keeping up to date and evidence based, 214

Further reading, 215

Index, 219