This text covers the most important topics in contemporary sports psychiatry/psychology from an international perspective. Chapter authors are experts in the field and global leaders in the related professional organizations, including current and past Presidents/Chairs of the International Society for Sports Psychiatry and of the World Psychiatric Association Section on Exercise and Sports Psychiatry. Authors are mainly psychiatrists: the rest are PhD sport psychologists.
The book comprises representative chapter authors from around the world, to an extent unprecedented in this topic. The authors and editors are well-informed in global perspectives, e.g., having served as consultants to numerous Olympic teams, in addition to service on the International Society for Sports Psychiatry's Board of Directors.
Specifically, this book covers four main categories of topics:
1) mental health challenges faced by athletes (including substance use disorders, exercise addiction, eating disorders, depression, suicide, and concussion),
2) treatment approaches and therapeutic issues with athletes (including different types of psychotherapy for psychiatric disorders, psychotherapeutic performance enhancement approaches, transference and countertransference issues, achievement by proxy, psychotherapeutic issues as applied to a couple of sports that are played around the world, and use of psychiatric medications in athletes),
3) psychosocial issues affecting athletes (including sexual harassment and abuse, cultural issues, and ethics issues), and
4) the field of sports psychiatry (including work within one common sports psychiatry practice setting, and current status of and challenges in the field of sports psychiatry).
There is a growing need for this book. Performance-enhancing drugs, use of psychotropics in impaired athletes, head trauma, sexual abuse, eating disorders, ethics, and depression and suicide in athletes, are just a few of the timely subjects addressed in this text. This is the only comprehensive reference available for those working in the field (or merely interested in it) to consult for current information on these topics. The existing sports psychology texts all focus on performance issues, with little, if any, attention paid to these areas of clinical significance. The book addresses the core differences between sports psychiatry and sports psychology, as well as the areas of overlap. Emphasis is placed on how the disciplines should work together in diagnosing and treating athletes dealing with emotional stress and psychopathology.
Chapters include case examples and specific goals listed at the beginning, along with tables and graphs to highlight key concepts.
This eleventh edition has been revised to include recent developments in history-taking, psychotropic drugs and case presentations, as well as covering the practical elements of patient guidance and care.
Key features include:
• Clearly presented tables, figures and end-of-chapter ‘Key point’ summaries to aid revision
• An emphasis on core management skills needed by Junior Doctors in both psychiatric and general hospital settings
• Quick reference guides to help structure patient assessments on-the-go
• MCQs and case studies in line with medical school and professional level psychiatry exams
For those embarking on study or refreshing their knowledge of psychiatry, Lecture Notes: Psychiatry provides a step-by-step guide to both its wider and patient-centred practice.
Drawing from their extensive experience in treating addictions in both inpatient and outpatient settings, the authors have assembled a wealth of clinical information condensed into one easy-to-read guide. The manual Presents an overview of the genetics, biological markers, and pathophysiology of addiction. Covers specific addictive substances in detail -- including epidemiology, presentation, and diagnosis. Highlights underlying issues related to each substance and includes sections on polysubstance abuse and psychiatric comorbidity. Touches on various evaluation and assessment tools Reviews psychosocial and pharmacological treatment modalities.
Throughout the book, complex material is made accessible through the generous use of tables and charts, and key points summarize the important take-away points for each chapter In addition, the manual offers extensive coverage of many different aspects of addiction psychiatry: Specific patient populations, such as children and adolescents, seniors, mentally and physically handicapped persons, the chronically ill, and the homeless Various treatment settings, such as general hospitals, outpatient medical settings, and emergency departments Behavioral addictions, such as pathological gambling, kleptomania, and compulsive buying Violence, crime, and suicidal behavior
With their vast impact on our culture and society, substance use disorders may well become one of the main challenges for psychiatry in the twenty-first century. Effective approaches to substance use disorders require treatment combinations tailored specifically to each individual. The Clinical Manual for Treatment of Alcoholism and Addictions is an invaluable tool for informing clinicians about the wide array of treatment options available to help their patients who struggle with substance abuse problems.
Completely up to date, this revised second edition encourages students and recently qualified doctors to get the most out of their psychiatry and community attachments, without overwhelming them with unnecessary detail. In line with the core curriculum recommended by the Royal College of Psychiatry, useful tips and advice ensure this is much more than a standard introduction to the subject, encouraging additional reading, supporting critical thinking and bringing exam success.
Part I touches on general classification, causes and prevention of mental disorders. It also outlines the basics of the psychiatric interview, examination and investigation. Part II gives an overview of the most common clinical syndromes, covering frequency, epidemiology, causes, clinical features, clinical types, diagnostic criteria, differential diagnosis and treatment for each disorder. Part III focuses on all different treatment options, from Psychological Treatment to Psychosurgery.Fully up-to-date in respect to drugs and treatments, classification systems, and recent legal developments Concentrates on practical clinical techniques rather than psychiatric theory Includes plenty of case studies Format ideal for quick reference or revision
This new edition of a well-established and well-received book is an invaluable textbook for medical and psychology students, trainees and psychologists. It is also a helpful resource for mental health nurses, professionals working in health service management and occupational therapy, general practitioners, and other non-specialists who need grounding in all practical aspects of mental health care.
From the reviews of the previous edition:
“The chapters are well structured, maintaining a balance between remaining comprehensive and interesting. The addition of illustrative case histories is welcome… a highly recommended text” JOURNAL OF SOCIAL PSYCHIATRY
“…very easy to read and the general layout is excellent… useful as a quick summary…” THE BRITISH JOURNAL OF PSYCHIATRY
professionals, from counsellors and nurses, to social workers and health
psychologists, encounter addictive behaviour on a daily basis.
Looking at addiction in all of its forms, this multi-disciplinary book provides
a comprehensive introduction to the substances and the activities which
can lead to excessive and addictive behaviour. It discusses pharmacological
addictions, including both legal and illegal substances. It also covers nonpharmacological
dependencies (such as internet addiction, eating disorders,
gambling and sexual addiction) which, despite their prevalence, are often
absent from the literature on addiction.
Drawing on the field's broad evidence base, the book features:
■ coverage of eleven types of addictive substances and activities, outlining
signs, symptoms, adverse consequences and assessment and intervention
strategies for each;
■ a range of engaging reflective activities and case studies to link theoretical
discussion directly to practice;
■ analysis of the broader context of addiction, including dual diagnosis and
harm reduction, and issues relating to diversity and service provision.
Offering a rigorous introduction to the full spectrum of addictive behaviour,
this book is essential reading for anyone seeking to understand the nature
of addiction for contemporary practice.
This innovative resource provides a highly visual introduction to the basic principles and practice of psychiatry. Each topic is covered in a single two-page unit to make reference and study uncommonly easy and effective. Abundant full-colour line diagrams, clinical photographs, and MRI images demonstrate essential concepts at a glance.Concise, double page spread permits rapid review of essential information Wide range of colour clinical photographs, MRI scans and artwork schematics Provides practical advice regarding patient care Covers modern pharmacological treatment of psychiatric disorders Contains useful 'key point' boxes to highlight essential informationExpanded section on recent advances in psychopharmacology, particularly in the treatment of psychosis
Covers the new Mental Health Act and Mental Capacity Act
Discusses the increasing role of psychotherapy in psychiatric disturbance
Provides a useful summary of the DSM-IV classification alongside that of the ICD-10 to enable fast comparison between the two classification systems
Summarises recent changes in NICE guidelines
Includes a new section on eponymous psychiatric disorders e.g. de Clérambault's and Cotard’s syndromes.