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Lecture Notes: Psychiatry, 11th Edition

Gautam Gulati, Mary-Ellen Lynall, Kate E. A. Saunders

ISBN: 978-1-118-37823-6 October 2013 Wiley-Blackwell 232 Pages


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

Preface vii

Acknowledgements viii

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-specific 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 classification of psychiatric disorders 209

Appendix 2: Keeping up to date and evidence-based 210

Index 211

? Short cases studies interspersed within the text give a ?real life? perspective
? 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