Key Features

  • 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.

Table of Contents

SECTION 1 Clinical Assessment:
The psychiatric history.
The mental state examination.
Investigations.
Differential diagnosis.
Management.

SECTION 2 Management of psychiatric emergencies:
Generic approach in acute psychiatry.
The anxious/agitated patient.
The manic/disinhibited patient.
Insomnia.
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:
Delirium.
Dementia.
Organic psychiatric disorders.
Alcohol withdrawal.
Drug or alcohol induced psychiatric disorders.
Schizophrenia.
Persistent delusional disorder (PDD).
Schizoaffective disorder.
Manic episode and bipolar affective disorder.
Agoraphobia, social phobia, panic and anxiety disorder.
Borderline personality disorder.

Details

No. of pages:
228
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2008
Published:
Imprint:
Churchill Livingstone
Print ISBN:
9780443103056