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Oxford Handbook of Psychiatry 8.0.9

Oxford Handbook of Psychiatry 8.0.9

Oxford Handbook of Psychiatry Publisher's Description

Oxford Handbook of Psychiatry
powered by Skyscape Author(s): David Semple, Consultant Psychiatrist, Hairmyres Hospital, East Kilbride and Honorary Fellow, Division of Psychiatry, University of Edinburgh, UK, Roger Smyth, Consultant Psychiatrist, St John’s Hospital at Howden, West Lothian, UK, Jonathan Burns, Community Psychiatrist, Nelson Mandela School of Medicine, University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, Rajan Darjee, Lecturer in Forensic Psychiatry, Division of Psychiatry, University of Edinburgh, UK, and Andrew McIntosh, Lecturer in Psychiatry, Division of Psychiatry, University of Edinburgh, UK

Publisher: Oxford University Press The Oxford Handbook of Psychiatry is a new reference directed at medical students, doctors coming to psychiatry for the first time, psychiatric trainees, and other professionals who may have to deal with patients with psychiatric problems. It is written by a group of experienced psychiatrists and is designed to provide easy access to the information required by psychiatry trainees on the wards or on-call. It closely follows the familiar format of the Oxford Handbooks series, and provides coverage that is comprehensive, evidence based and practical. The content of the handbook is written in the concise, note-based style characteristic of the series.

The reference is divided into four sections: fundamentals of psychiatric practice; general adult psychiatry; psychiatric subspecialties; and useful reference material. Within each section, topics are covered in a clear, logical, manner. For the clinical disorders there is detailed information on the aetiology, epidemiology, clinical features, common differential diagnoses, assessment / investigation, management, and prognosis. There is in-depth coverage of psychiatric assessment, psychopathology, evidence-based practice, mental health legislation in the UK, therapeutic issues, and transcultural psychiatry. The book is internally cross-referenced and has both key references to important papers and to further information resources. As well as being indexed alphabetically, it is also indexed by ICD-10 / DSM-IV codes, and there is a quick index for acute presentations.

This handbook is practical and directive in style, designed to provide portable reassurance to doctors beginning psychiatry. There is helpful advice for the management of difficult and urgent situations, and the text is peppered with clinical observations on the practice of clinical psychiatry and guidance based upon the experience of the authors.

Key Features:
  • In-depth coverage of general psychiatry and all the subspecialties
  • Information on psychopathology, evidence-based practice, legislation, eponyms and much more
  • Contains practical advice on assessment and management in real-life situations
  • Includes a full symptom dictionary to aid diagnosis, and full guide to prescribing
  • Includes an additional index of ICD-10 and DSM-VI codes
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