Drawing on material from the acclaimed Psychiatry 3e, this book features high quality material, selected on a need-to-know basis, with an emphasis on uniformity, evenness, and accessibility, all within a multi-disciplinary framework.Highly suitable for course development and as augmented reading assignments Accessible to readers from junior to senior Residents; a good primer on which to focus initially, with pointers to further reading Informed by an integrative perspective and a multi-disciplinary approach Features sound clinical advice throughout, illustrated with case vignettes The sort of book a trainee can dip into easily to access clear knowledge, when one needs relevant information quickly
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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.
Contains self-assessment material to ensure thorough exam preparation
New layout aids accessibility and ‘ease of learning’
New chapter on mental health legislation
Covers recent changes in neuropsychopharmacology
Use of colour illustrations
Contains practical advice on patient management – commencing drug therapy and managing self-harm, for example
Enhanced sections on autism and other pervasive developmental disorders
Explores capacity and risk assessment
Enhanced discussion of the use of psychotherapy in line with current practice