Psychiatry

Psychiatry

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First published on December 12, 1990

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  • Author: M. T. Haslam
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483183114

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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


Product details

  • No. of pages: 372
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Made Simple 1990
  • Published: December 12, 1990
  • Imprint: Made Simple
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483183114

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