Pocket Essentials of Psychiatry - 3rd Edition

Pocket Essentials of Psychiatry

3rd Edition

Authors: Basant Puri
Imprint: Saunders Ltd.

Table of Contents

1. Case presentation
2. Signs and symptoms of psychiatric disorder
3. Organic psychiatry
4. Psychoactive substance use disorders
5. Schizophrenia, delusional disorders and schizoaffective disorders
6. Mood disorders
7. Neurotic, stress-related and somatoform disorders
8. Eating disorders
9. Psychosexual and gender disorders
10. Personality disorders
11. Child and adolescent psychiatry
12. People with learning disability (mental retardation)
13. Psychiatry of the elderly
14. Suicide and parasuicide
15. Disorders associated with menstruation and pregnancy
16. Treatments
17. Transcultural psychiatry
18. Forensic psychiatry
Final Medicine Examination: Questions and Answers
Appendix 1. Mental health legislation
Appendix 2. ICD-10 classification
Appendix 3. DSM-IV-TR classification


Thoroughly revised and updated, the third edition of Pocket Essentials of Psychiatry by Professor Basant K. Puri now includes:

  • Recent new drugs

  • New drug names

  • Details of the mini mental-state examination, caffeine intoxication, child abuse, rTMS, phototherapy, VNS and the McNaughten Rules

  • Increased section on Questions and Answers for the Final Medicine Examination

  • More of the various forms of psychotherapy

  • Expanded chapter on forensic psychiatry

Part of the very popular Kumar & Clark family, this portable and compact book has a wide readership among medical students, trainee and practising psychiatrists, and GPs, as well as trainee and practising mental-health social workers and psychiatric nurses. It is very useful for exam revision and as a handy reference on the ward, with important points highlighted in lists and diagrams.

From a student review of the previous edition:
'Being a medical student, you only have a few weeks to study Psychiatry ... Puri's Pocket Essentials of Psychiatry is probably the best for the beginner. The text is well structured, and diagnostic criteria for some improtant diseases, such as schizophrenia and BAD, are provided, while for some less important diseases the text is core and concise. The size is suitable for you to bring to the ward for grand rounds; when the professor is looking at the case notes, you can revise what you learn using this pocket-sized book. It makes your life easier during the Psychiatry module.'


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About the Authors

Basant Puri Author

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor and Honorary Consultant in Psychiatry and Imaging, Faculty of Medicine, Imperial College London and Hammersmith Hospital, London, UK