Key Features

    • More than 220 line artworks, tables and boxes present clinical, diagnostic and practical information in an easy-to-follow manner
    • Friendly and accessible approach to the subject makes learning especially easy
    • Written by junior doctors for students - authors who understand exam pressures
    • Contains ‘Hints and Tips’ boxes, and other useful aide-mémoires
    • Succinct coverage of the subject enables ‘sharp focus’ and efficient use of time during exam preparation
    • Contains a fully updated self-assessment section - ideal for honing exam skills and self-testing


Table of Contents

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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About the authors

Katie Marwick

Affiliations and Expertise

Core Trainee (CT3) in Psychiatry, South-East Scotland Deanery; ECAT Clinical Lecturer in Psychiatry, University of Edinburgh, UK

Steven Birrell

Affiliations and Expertise

Clinical Teaching Fellow in Medical Education and Honorary Specialist Registrar in General Adult Psychiatry, NHS Lothian; Honorary Fellow, College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine, University of Edinburgh, UK