Psychological Basis of Psychiatry


  • M. Thambirajah, MD, Consultant in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Birmingham, UK

Highly Commended (Mental Health category), BMA Awards 2005.
A concise textbook of psychology for trainee psychiatrists preparing for examinations.
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Book information

  • Published: December 2004
  • ISBN: 978-0-443-10099-4

Table of Contents

Introduction. Learning and applications of learning theories. Mental abilities: intelligence and its relevance to psychiatry. Personality and its implications for psychiatry. Emotions and emotional disorders. Motivation. Introduction to cognitive psychology. Memory and disorders of memory. Psychological tests and measurements. Behaviour genetics. Social psychology. Aggression. Developmental and life-span psychology. Ethology. Conclusion - a framework for psychiatry.