Psychiatry - 2nd Edition - ISBN: 9780434908066, 9781483183114

Psychiatry

2nd Edition

Made Simple

Authors: M. T. Haslam
eBook ISBN: 9781483183114
Imprint: Made Simple
Published Date: 12th December 1990
Page Count: 372
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Description

Psychiatry: Made Simple presents the aspects of patient management particularly those with psychotic illnesses and long term disability. It discusses the psychiatric problems associated with AIDS and tranquilliser abuse. It addresses the orthodox standard National Health Service practice of treatment.
Some of the topics covered in the book are the type of hospital cases; out-patient referrals; mental retardation; hospital admission under the mental health act of 1983; the mental health act commission; history of psychiatry; the mental health act 1959; dementia paralytica; the psychoses; and some major tranquillisers. The psychotherapy is fully covered. The causes of psychiatric illnesses are discussed in detail. The text describes in depth the environmental influences of personality disorders. The physical methods of treatment are presented completely. A chapter is devoted to the types of psychotherapy. Another section focuses on the nature of electroplexy. The book can provide useful information to psychologists, doctors, students, and researchers.

Table of Contents


Contents

Preface to the Second Edition

Preface to the First Edition

Acknowledgements

Part 1: Concepts in Psychiatry

1.Definitions

What is Psychiatry?

Detection

Who is a Psychiatrist?

Terminology—Madness and the Mind

Further Reading

Questions

2. General Concepts

Health Service

Type of Hospital Cases

Community Care

Out-patient Referrals

Normality: What is It?

Abnormalities in a Normal Curve of Distribution

Personality—Normal Ranges

Intelligence

Mental Retardation—Amentia v. Dementia

Community

Limitations

Further Reading

Questions

3. Hospital Admission under the Mental Health Act 1983

Reasons for Admission

The Mental Health Act 1983

Further Reading

Questions

4 History of Psychiatry

Early Acts

The Mental Health Act 1959

The Mental Health Act 1983

Diagnostic Criteria

The Psychoses

Drug Therapy

The Major Tranquillizers

Anti-depressants

Psychotherapy

Further Reading

Questions

5 Causation

Labelling

Aetiological Factors

Research into Schizophrenia

Research into Affective Illness

Research into Neuroses

Personality Disorders—Environmental Influences

Further Reading

Questions

6 Treatment

General Concepts

In-patient or Out-patient?

Drug Therapy or Medication

Anxiolytics

Anti-depressants

Neuroleptics

Physical Methods of Treatment

Relaxation Techniques

Psychotherapy

Behaviour Therapy

Further Reading

Questions

7 Psychotherapy

Types of Psychotherapy

Transference

Individual Psychotherapy

Group Therapy

Psychodrama

Gestalt Therapy

Bioenergetics

Transactional Analysis

Cognitive Therapy

Family Therapy

Behavioural Psychotherapy

Further Reading

Questions

8 Electroplexy

The Nature of Electroplexy

Insulin Coma Therapy

Effects of Electroplexy

Evidence of Effectiveness

Research and Efficacy

Mode of Action

Hazards

Anaesthetic Risks

Dangers of Withholding Treatment

Further Reading

Questions

9 Relationship of Psychiatry with Other Disciplines ('Liaison Psychiatry')

General Practice

Neurology

Psychology

Sociology

Biochemistry

Pharmacology

Statistics

Neurosurgery (Leucotomy)

Further Reading

Questions

Part 2: Psychiatric Syndromes

10 Conditions Where Disorder of Thought Predominates

Summary

Description

Incidence and Causation

Biochemical Disturbance

Epidemiology

Symptom Patterns

Hebephrenia

Hallucinations

Other Symptoms

Simple Schizophrenia

Catatonia

Paranoid Schizophrenia

Paraphrenia

Paranoia

Residual Schizophrenia

Treatment

Rehabilitation

Prognosis

Further Reading

Questions

11 Conditions Where Disorder of Affect Predominates

Summary

Description

Suicide

Unipolar Affective Psychosis

Treatment

Bipolar Affective Psychosis

Puerperal Psychosis

Mania and Hypomania

Aggression and Aggressive Psychosis

Further Reading

Questions

12 Affective Disorders: The Neuroses

Summary

Description

Symptoms

Pervasive Anxiety

Phobic States

Obsessional Compulsive Neuroses

Neurotic Depression

Depersonalization

Hysteria

Parasympathetic Over-activity

Differential Diagnosis

Treatment

Further Reading

Questions

13 Psychosomatic Disorders

Summary

Classification

The Autonomic Nervous System

Gastro-intestinal System

Respiratory System

Cardiovascular System

The Skin

Musculoskeletal System

Genito-urinary System

Metabolic and Endocrine Disorders

Somato-psychic Disorders

Further Reading

Questions

14 Disorders of Personality and Behaviour

Summary

Classification

Distortions of Personality Development

Addictions

Sexual Behavioural Anomalies

Psychopathy

Other Personality Problems

The Adolescent Personality Disorder

Further Reading

Questions

15 Alcoholism and Drug Addiction

Summary

Alcoholism

Delirium Tremens

Wernicke's Encephalopathy

Korsakoff's Psychosis

Treatment for Alcoholism

Drug Addiction

Treatment for Drug Addiction

Further Reading

Questions

16 The Elderly Mentally Infirm

Summary

Description

Patients Who Have Grown Old in Hospitals for the Mentally Ill

Elderly Persons with Functional Mental Illness

Elderly Persons with Dementia

Conclusions

Further Reading

Questions

17 Disorders of Intellectual Function

Summary

Description

Patterns of Diseases

Symptoms

Organic Psychoses

Delirium

Dementia

Senile Dementia

Arteriosclerotic Dementia

Pre-senile Dementias

GPI (General Paralysis of the Insane)

Epilepsy

Withdrawal Fits

Tumours

Head Injury

Organic Psychoses

Encephalitis

Thyroid Disease

Hypoglycaemia

Myalgie Encephalomyelopathy

Pernicious Anaemia

Bromide Intoxication

Lead and Mercury Poisoning

Investigation and Treatment

Further Reading

Questions

18 Psycho-Sexual Disorders: Partnership Dysharmonies

Summary

Description

Male and Female Problems

Mechanism of Arousal

Erective and Arousal Failure

Orgasmic Dysfunction

Ejaculatory Disorders

Vaginismus

Management of Partnership Dysfunctions

Treatment Programmes

Medication

Sexual Aids

Further Reading

Questions

19 Psycho-Sexual Disorders: Sexual Behavioural Anomalies

Summary

Description

Homosexuality

Paedophilia

Fetishism

Transvestism

Trans-sexualism

Exhibitionism and Voyeurism

Sado-masochism

Treatment

Aversion Therapy

Sex Change Operations

Further Reading

Questions

20 Child Psychiatry

Summary

Description

Deprivation and Disrupted Relationships

Behavioural Disorders

Childhood Neuroses

Anorexia Nervosa

School Phobia

Tics and the Gilles de la Tourette Syndrome

Autism

Hyperkinesis

Dyslexia

Psychosis in Children

Adolescence

Further Reading

Questions

21 Mental Handicap (Impairment)

Summary

Description

Training Needs

Legal Aspects of Mental Retardation

Causation

Diagnosis

Treatment

Individual Syndromes

Genetic Defects

Sex-Linked Causes

Foetal Abnormalities of Developmental Origin

Environmentally Determined Causes

Further Reading

Questions

22 Forensic Psychiatry

Summary

Description

Legal Responsibility

Murder and Manslaughter

Suicide

Termination of Pregnancy, Child Destruction and Infanticide

Mentally Disordered Offenders

Legislation on Drugs

Sexual Offences

The 'Battered Baby' Syndrome

The 'Battered Wife' Syndrome

Child Abuse

Shoplifting

Epilepsy

Further Reading

Questions

23 Future Trends

The Multidisciplinary Team

Psychoses

Psychoneuroses

The Elderly (Psycho-geriatrics)

The Personality Disorders

A New Range of Problems ('Liaison Psychiatry')

Further Reading

Glossary

Index


Details

No. of pages:
372
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Made Simple 1990
Published:
Imprint:
Made Simple
eBook ISBN:
9781483183114

About the Author

M. T. Haslam