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 – how to assess the patient, how to effectively manage psychiatric emergencies as well as the accurate diagnosis and management of common psychiatric conditions.
- Instant-access pocketbook of psychiatry covering patient assessment, diagnosis and management of common psychiatric conditions and psychiatric emergencies
- Concentrates on the information needed while on the ward or in the emergency department, using an easily accessible style with bullet points and short paragraphs
- The first section, which covers patient assessment, is particularly useful for the clinical sections of the MRCPsych and similar exams
- The second section covers typical presentations such as the deluded patient, the aggressive patient, the suicidal patient and is ideal for 'instant access' in the emergency department
- The third section covers psychiatric conditions such as schizophrenia and depressive disorders, concentrating on common and difficult diagnostic issues and management rather than 'textbook' subjects such as aetiology.
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.
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- © Churchill Livingstone 2008
- 24th October 2007
- Churchill Livingstone
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Consultant in General Adult, Liaison and Neuropsychiatry, North Essex Partnership Foundation Trust, Chelmsford, UK
Consultant in General and Forensic Psychiatry, John Howard Centre, Hackney, London, UK