Psychological Basis of Psychiatry - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780443100994

Psychological Basis of Psychiatry

1st Edition

Authors: M. Thambirajah
Paperback ISBN: 9780443100994
Imprint: Churchill Livingstone
Published Date: 11th December 2004
Page Count: 408

Table of Contents

Introduction. Learning and applications of learning theories. Mental abilities: intelligence and its relevance to psychiatry. Personality and its implications for psychiatry. Emotions and emotional disorders. Motivation. Introduction to cognitive psychology. Memory and disorders of memory. Psychological tests and measurements. Behaviour genetics. Social psychology. Aggression. Developmental and life-span psychology. Ethology. Conclusion - a framework for psychiatry.


Highly Commended (Mental Health category), BMA Awards 2005.
A concise textbook of psychology for trainee psychiatrists preparing for examinations.

Key Features

  • A concise textbook concentrating on what the trainee psychiatrist needs to know about psychology - trainees at the moment tend to be unhappy with currently available books.
  • Psychiatric curriculum now lays more emphasis on psychology, psychological formulations and psychotherapeutic interventions, thus increasing the need for a suitable book.
  • Links normal psychological functioning with abnormal psychology/psychopathology, and stresses applications to clinical practice.
  • Written by a psychiatrist with extensive experience of what psychiatry trainees need, rather than by a psychologist as with most of the competition.


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About the Authors

M. Thambirajah Author

Affiliations and Expertise

Consultant in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Birmingham, UK