- Matthew Castle
- Rachel Jones
This title is has been written by professionals working in the UK. It is a pocketbook for trainees in psychiatry which gives instant access to the information psychiatrists need in acute clinical situations â how to assess the patient, how to effectively manage psychiatric emergencies as well as the accurate diagnosis and management of common psychiatric conditions.
Paperback, 228 Pages
Published: October 2007
Imprint: Churchill Livingstone
- SECTION 1 Clinical Assessment:
The psychiatric history.
The mental state examination.
SECTION 2 Management of psychiatric emergencies:
Generic approach in acute psychiatry.
The anxious/agitated patient.
The manic/disinhibited patient.
The deluded patient.
The hallucinated patient.
The obsessional patient.
The confused patient.
The patient with poor memory.
Low mood/psychomotor retardation.
The suicidal patient.
The aggressive patient.
A borderline personality disorder in crisis.
The patient who has been banned from hospital or admission.
The liaison patient.
SECTION 3 Management of common psychiatric disorders:
Organic psychiatric disorders.
Drug or alcohol induced psychiatric disorders.
Persistent delusional disorder (PDD).
Manic episode and bipolar affective disorder.
Agoraphobia, social phobia, panic and anxiety disorder.
Borderline personality disorder.