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Crash Course Psychiatry

Crash Course - your effective every day study companion PLUS the perfect antidote for exam stress! Save time and be assured you have all the information you need in one place to excel on your course and achieve exam success.

A winning formula now for over 15 years, each series volume has been fine tuned and fully updated, with an improved layout tailored to make your life easier. Especially written by junior doctors - those who understand what is essential for exam success - with all information thoroughly checked and quality assured by expert Faculty Advisors, the result is a series of books which exactly meets your needs and you know you can trust.

Psychiatry can present a unique and sometimes daunting set of challenges to those approaching the specialty for the first time. This substantially revised fourth edition provides an accessible yet comprehensive introduction to this fascinating field. Ideal both as a revision aid and for preparation for work in A&E, the wards, clinics or GP surgeries, this book is full of practical hints and tips which will inspire confidence and to guide you towards systematic assessments, rational diagnoses and evidence based management plans.

Undergraduate medical students - revision aid

Paperback, 320 Pages

Published: May 2013

Imprint: Mosby

ISBN: 978-0-7234-3636-2


  • PART I: THE PATIENT PRESENTS WITH: 1 The patient with low mood 2 The patient with elevated or irritable mood 3 The patient with suicide or self-harm intent 4 The psychotic patient 5 The patient with anxiety, fear or avoidance 6 The patient with a reaction to a stressful event or bereavement 7 The patient with obsessions and compulsions 8 The patient with medically unexplained symptoms 9 The patient with impairment of consciousness, memory or cognition 10 The patient with alcohol or substance use problems 11 The patient with personality and impulse-control problems 12 The patient with eating or weight problems

    PART II: DISEASES AND DISORDERS 13 The mood (affective) disorders 14 The psychotic disorders: schizophrenia 15 The anxiety and somatoform disorders 16 Dementia and delirium 17 Alcohol and substance-related disorders 18 The personality disorders 19 Eating disorders 20 Disorders related to menstruation, pregnancy and the puerperium 21 The sleep disorders 22 The psychosexual disorders 23 Child and adolescent psychiatry 24 Old-age psychiatry 25 Forensic psychiatry

    PART III: HISTORY, EXAMINATION AND COMMON INVESTIGATIONS 26 Psychiatric assessment and diagnosis 27 Pharmacological therapy and ECT 28 Psychological therapy 29 Mental health legislation 30 Mental health service provision



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