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Core psychiatry

Author: Padraig Wright; Julian Stern, MRCPsych.; Michael Phelan
Publisher: Edinburgh ; New York : Elsevier Saunders, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
"This is a new edition of a successful book for trainee psychiatrists preparing for postgraduate examinations such as the Membership of the Royal College of Psychiatrists. Concise but comprehensive, it presents in one volume the essential core of knowledge required for these examinations. It will also be useful for general practitioners, psychologists and senior medical students." "In this edition there are new  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Padraig Wright; Julian Stern, MRCPsych.; Michael Phelan
ISBN: 9780702027185 0702027189 0702024902 9780702024900
OCLC Number: 56012118
Description: xii, 652 pages : illustrations
Contents: Part 1 The Foundations of Psychiatry - A brief history of psychiatry. Clinical neuroanatomy. Psychiatric genetics. Human personality development. Psychology. Descriptive psychopathology. Social psychiatry and sociology. Cultural psychiatry. Epidemiology. Critical appraisal: reading academic papers and reviewing scientific evidence. Challenges to psychiatry: antipsychiatry, the user movement and stigma. Part 2: Clinical Psychiatry - Psychiatry of learning. Child and adolescent learning. Personality disorders. Anxiety disorders. Psychiatry and general medicine. Eating disorders. Schizophrenia and related disorders. Unipolar depression. Bipolar disorder. Suicide and deliberate self harm. Unusual psychiatric syndromes. Psychiatry and women. Adult sequelae of childhood sexual abuse. Sexual disorders. Organic psychiatry. Drugs and alcohol. Psychoactive drugs other than alcohol. Community psychiatry. Forensic psychiatry. Psychiatry of old age. Part 3: Diagnosis, investigation and treatment - Clinical assessment of psychiatric patients. Classification and diagnosis. Neuroimaging and electroencephalography. Risk assessment and emergency psychiatry. Psychotherapy - individual, family and group. Behavioural and cognitive psychotherapies. ECT and psychosurgies. Psychopharmacology. The law and psychiatry.
Responsibility: [edited by] Pádraig Wright, Julian Stern, Michael Phelan.


Serving as a textbook for trainee psychiatrists preparing for the MRCPsych and similar exams, this volume covers almost all the subjects required for the exam.  Read more...
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