Shorter Oxford textbook of psychiatry
- Michael Gelder, Paul Harrison and Philip Cowen.
- 5th ed.
- Oxford [England] ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2006.
- Physical description
- x, 846 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
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- Gelder, Michael G.
- Cowen, Philip.
- Harrison, P. J. (Paul J.), 1960-
- Includes bibliographical references (p. -822) and index.
- 1. Symptoms and signs of psychiatric disorders
- 2. Classification and diagnosis
- 3. Assessment
- 4. Ethics and civil law
- 5. Aetiology
- 6. Evidence-based approaches to psychiatry
- 7. Personality and personality disorder
- 8. Reactions to stressful experiences
- 9. Anxiety and obsessive-compulsive disorders
- 10. Somatoform and dissociative disorders
- 11. Mood disorders
- 12. Schizophrenia and schizophrenia-like disorders
- 13. Paranoid symptoms and delusional disorders
- 14. Dementia, delirium and other neuropsychiatric disorders
- 15. Eating disorders and sleep disorders
- 16. Psychiatry and medicine
- 17. Suicide and deliberate self-harm
- 18. The misuse of drugs and alcohol
- 19. Problems related to sexuality and gender identity
- 20. Psychiatry of the elderly
- 21. Drugs and other physical treatment
- 22. Psychological treatment
- 23. Psychiatric services
- 24. Child psychiatry
- 25. Learning disability (mental retardation)
- 26. Forensic psychiatry.
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- Publisher's summary
Widely recognised as the standard text for trainee psychiatrists, the 'Shorter Oxford Textbook of Psychiatry' stands head and shoulders above the competition. Written by three of the most experienced clinicians and researchers in European psychiatry and neuroscience, the text has been honed over five editions and displays a fluency, authority and insight which is not only rarely found but makes the process of assimilating information as smooth and enjoyable as possible. The book provides an introduction to all the clinical topics required by the trainee psychiatrist, including all the sub-specialties and major psychiatric conditions. Throughout, the authors emphasize the basic clinical skills required for the full assessment and understanding of the patient. Discussion of treatment includes not only scientific evidence, but also practical problems in the management of individual patients. The text emphasizes an evidence-based approach to practice and gives full attention to ethical and legal issues. Introductory chapters focus on recognition of signs and symptoms, classification and diagnosis, psychiatric assessment, and aetiology. Further chapters cover both pharmacological and psychological treatments in detail. A key feature is the equal prominence given to ICD and DSM classification - often with direct comparisons - which gives the book a universal appeal. Revised to include the latest evidence and guidelines using a team of expert advisors, the 'Shorter Oxford Textbook of Psychiatry' is the most up-to-date secondary level textbook of psychiatry available. The fifth edition also boasts a new modern design and greater use of summary boxes, tables, and lists than ever before. The extensive bibliography has been brought right up to date and there are targeted reading lists for each chapter. The 'Shorter Oxford Textbook of Psychiatry' fulfils all the study and revision needs of psychiatric trainees, but will also prove useful to medical students, GPs, qualified psychiatrists, and those in related fields who need to keep up to date with current psychiatric practice.
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- Publication date
- 0198568967 (hardback : alk. paper)
- 0198566670 (pbk. : alk. paper)
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