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.
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Lecture Notes: Psychiatry provides essential, practical, and up-to-date information for students who are learning to conduct psychiatric interviews and assessments, understand the core psychiatric disorders, their aetiology and evidence-based treatment options.
It incorporates the latest NICE guidelines and systematic reviews, and includes coverage of the Mental Capacity Act and the new Mental Health Act. Featuring case studies throughout, it is perfect for clinical preparation with example questions to ask patients during clinical rotations.
Each chapter features bulleted key points, while the summary boxes and self-test MCQs ensure Lecture Notes: Psychiatry is the ideal resource, whether you are just beginning to develop psychiatric knowledge and skills or preparing for an end-of-year exam.
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