Crash Course Psychiatry - 5th Edition - ISBN: 9780702073830, 9780702073502

Crash Course Psychiatry

5th Edition

Author: Katie Marwick
Series Editors: Shreelata Datta Philip Xiu
Paperback ISBN: 9780702073830
eBook ISBN: 9780702073502
eBook ISBN: 9780702073519
eBook ISBN: 9780702081101
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 18th December 2018
Page Count: 352

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Table of Contents

Section 1: General

Chapter 1. Psychiatric assessment and diagnosis

Chapter 2. Pharmacological therapy and ECT

Chapter 3. Psychological therapy

Chapter 4. Mental health and the law

Chapter 5. Mental health service provision


Section 2: Presenting Complaints

Chapter 6. The patient with thoughts of self-harm or suicide

Chapter 7. The patient with impairment consciousness, cognition

Chapter 8. The patient with alcohol or substance use problems

Chapter 9. The patient with psychotic sypmtoms

Chapter 10. The patient with elated or irritable mood

Chapter 11. The patient with low mood

Chapter 12. The patient with anxiety

Chapter 13. The patient with obsessions

Chapter 14. The patient with a reaction to stress

Chapter 15. The patient with medically unexplained physical symptoms

Chapter 16. The patient with eating or weight problems

Chapter 17. The patient with personality problems

Chapter 18. The patient with neurodevelopmental problems


Section 3: Cause and management

Chapter 19. Dementia and delirium

Chapter 20. Alcohol and substance disorders

Chapter 21. Psychotic disorders

Chapter 22. Mood disorders

Chapter 23. Anxiety disorders

Chapter 24. Eating disorders

Chapter 25. Sleep-wake disorders

Chapter 26. Psychosexual disorders

Chapter 27. Disorders relating to the menstrual cycle, pregnancy and the puerperium

Chapter 28. Personality disorders

Chapter 29. Neurodevelopmental disorders and intellectual disability

Chapter 30. Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Chapter 31. Older adult psychiatry

Chapter 32. Forensic psychiatry


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Each chapter guides you succinctly through the full range of curriculum topics, integrating clinical considerations with the relevant basic science and avoiding unnecessary or confusing detail. A range of text boxes help you get to the hints, tips and key points you need fast! A fully revised self-assessment section matching the latest exam formats is included to check your understanding and aid exam preparation. The accompanying enhanced, downloadable eBook completes this invaluable learning package.

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  • Provides the exam syllabus in one place - saves valuable revision time
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  • Quality assured by leading Faculty Advisors - ensures complete accuracy of information
  • Features the ever popular 'Hints and Tips' boxes and other useful aide-mémoires - distilled wisdom from those in the know
  • Updated self-assessment section matching the latest exam formats – confirm your understanding and improve exam technique fast


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About the Author

Katie Marwick

Affiliations and Expertise

Honorary Specialty Registrar in General Adult Psychiatry, NHS Lothian; Clinical Lecturer in Psychiatry, University of Edinburgh, UK

About the Series Editors

Shreelata Datta

Affiliations and Expertise

Associate Clinical Dean and Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist at King's College Hospital, London, UK

Philip Xiu

Affiliations and Expertise

GP Registrar, Yorkshire Deanery, Leeds, UK.