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* 2011 BMA Book Awards - Highly Commended in Psychiatry *

A new edition of a classic textbook now published for the first time with colour. Covering the entire subject area [both basic sciences and clinical practice] in an easily accessible manner, the book is ideal for psychiatry trainees, especially candidates for postgraduate psychiatry exams, and qualified psychiatrists.

  • New edition of a classic text with a strongly evidenced-based approach to both the basic sciences and clinical psychiatry
  • Contains useful summary boxes to allow rapid access to complex information
  • Comprehensive and authoritative resource written by contributors to ensure complete accuracy and currency of information
  • Logical and accessible writing style gives ready access to key information
  • Ideal for MRCPsych candidates and qualified psychiatrists
  • Expanded section on psychology – including social psychology – to reflect the latest MRCPych examination format
  • Discussion of capacity and its relationship to new legislation
  • Text updated in full to reflect the new Mental Health Acts
  • Relevant chapters now include discussion of core competencies and the practical skills required for the MRCPsych examination
  • Includes a section on the wider role of the psychiatrist – including teaching and supervision, lifelong learning, and working as part of a multidisciplinary team (including dealing with conflict, discipline and complaints)
  • Includes new chapter on transcultural aspects of psychiatry
  • Enhanced discussion of the use of the best current management options, both pharmacological and psychotherapeutic, the latter including CBT (including its use in the treatment of psychosis) and group, couple and family therapy.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781455725281
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Publication date: 07/26/2010
Series: MRCPsy Study Guides
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 864
File size: 22 MB
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Table of Contents

1. An introduction to psychiatry

E C Johnstone and S M Lawrie

2. Functional neuroanatomy

J D Steele

3. Neuropharmacology

G Arbuthnott and M Garcia-Muñoz

4. Neuroimaging

J D Steele, S M Lawrie

5. Basic Psychology

J Hall and M E Stewart

6. Social and Transcultural Aspects of Psychiatry

B J Baig

7. Neuropsychology

J Hall, R E O’Carroll and C D Frith

8. Genetics in relation to psychiatry

D H R Blackwood, W J Muir

9. Research methods, statistics and evidence-based practice

A M McIntosh, M Sharpe, S M Lawrie

10. Clinical Assessment: Interviewing and Examination

D Cunningham Owens, P J McKenna and R Davenport

11. Clinical Psychopharmacology

D Cunningham Owens

12. Psychological Therapies

T Murphy, J Patrick and S P Llewelyn

13. Organic disorders

A J Carson, A Zeman, T Brown

14. Misuse of, and dependence on, alcohol and other drugs

M Bruce, J Chick

15. Schizophrenia and related disorders

S M Lawrie, J Hall, E C Johnstone

16. Mood Disorder

A M McIntosh, J Sussmann, G M Goodwin

17. Neurotic, stress-related and somatoform disorders

M Sharpe, D Baldwin, J Walker

18. Eating Disorders

J Baggott, B Palmer

19. Personality disorders

R Darjee, K M Davidson

20. Learning disability

W J Muir and A G McKechanie

21. Psychiatric disorders in childhood and adolescence

P Hoare, A Stanfield

22. Old-age psychiatry

N H Anderson, K Woodburn

23. Suicide and self-harm

J Cavanagh, R S Smyth

24. Psychiatry in general medical settings

M Sharpe, J Walker

25. The relationship between crime and psychiatry

L D G Thomson, L Robinson

26. Legal and ethical aspects of psychiatry

S Potts, J H M Crichton, R S Smyth

27. Perinatal psychiatry

R Steel, R Cantwell

Appendix 1: Mental health legislation and definitions

L D G Thomson

Index

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