The Essentials of Postgraduate Psychiatry

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Cambridge University Press, 1997 M08 21 - 843 pages
The third edition of this highly successful postgraduate psychiatry text offers a comprehensive review of the characteristic causes and treatment of the main psychiatric disorders. As with earlier editions, it is divided into four parts: General Principles, Clinical Disorders, Psychiatry in Special Settings, and Principles of Treatment. It is also extensively referenced throughout and emphasizes the relationship of research findings to clinical practice. The text has been thoroughly revised and updated in line with the most recent developments in psychiatric practice and thinking. In particular, the editors include more discussion of measurement issues, concepts of illness, brain function, and neurophysiology. The already distinguished team of contributors has been made even more impressive by the addition of new stars in the field.

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Contents

The mental state and states of mind
3
Feelings emotions and affects
11
Obsessive and compulsive phenomena
19
Morbid interpretations
25
Volition
33
Conclusion
40
The medical model
47
Historical background
54
Aetiology
322
Treatment
338
Course and outcome
349
Psychiatric manifestations of organic illness
362
The effects of focal damage
370
The psychiatry of old age
398
Alzheimers disease
406
Delirium
414

ICD10 and structural interviews
63
Assessment of global psychopathology
70
Instruments of social psychiatry
80
B BRAIN STRUCTURE AND FUNCTION
86
dementias
93
Epidemiology
100
Neurosis and personality disorder
145
The neurotic disorders
164
Neurosis and physical complaints
176
Personality disorder
183
Eating disorders
192
Clinical features
198
Treatment
204
B BULIMIA NERVOSA
211
Drug use and drug dependence
222
Medical complications of drug misuse
229
Treatment evaluation
239
Organising a treatment and advice centre
246
Epidemiology
253
assessment
264
Treatment outcome research
271
Conclusion
277
Schizophrenia
281
Epidemiology
289
Brain structure and function
295
Biology and nosology
301
Community care
307
Classification
316
Mania
420
Suicide and deliberate selfharm in the elderly
426
Sexual disorders
446
Mental illness in childbearing women
466
Services for childbearing women with psychiatric disorders
476
Social science and psychiatry
482
Selected topics in social and transcultural psychiatry
490
Psychiatry in general practice
503
Referral and consultation
509
The association between psychiatric and physical morbidity
535
Somatic presentation of psychiatric illness
542
Future developments in liaison psychiatry
550
Parasuicide
558
Victims of crime
564
Associations between mental disorder and crime
570
Laws as they affect people with mental disorder
577
Specialist service provision
584
Assessment for legal purposes
597
Biological treatments in psychiatry
605
Principles of assessment
638
Applications of cognitive and behavioural therapy
645
Considerations as to how psychoanalytic psychotherapy can
651
The conduct of psychoanalytic psychotherapy
657
Psychoanalytic psychotherapy object relations and the process
664
Brief psychodynamic psychotherapies today
670
The decision to use psychoanalytic psychotherapy
676
Index
810
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