A Clinical Handbook

By Mohsin Azam, Mohammed Qureshi and Daniel Kinnair

Feb 2016 , 282 pp
ISBN 9781907904813
Price: £23.99, $42.99
Feb 2016 , 282 pp
ISBN 9781911510130
Price: £20.15, $30.09
Psychiatry: a clinical handbook provides all the essential information required for a successful psychiatry rotation. Written by two recently qualified junior doctors and a consultant psychiatrist, the book offers an exam-centred, reader-friendly style backed up with concise clinical guidance.

The book covers diagnosis and management based upon the ICD-10 Classification and the latest NICE guidelines. For every psychiatric condition:

  • the diagnostic pathway is provided with suggested phrasing for sensitive questions
  • the relevant clinical features to look out for in the mental state examination are listed
  • a concise definition and basic pathophysiology/aetiology is outlined.

Self-assessment questions are provided at the end of each chapter. A chapter is dedicated to OSCE scenarios to aid practising with colleagues in preparation for exams. SBA questions with detailed answers written by a Consultant Psychiatrist are also provided.

Printed with an attractive full colour design, the book includes mnemonics, clinical photos, diagrams, OSCE tips and key fact boxes. Psychiatry: a clinical handbook is exactly the type of book medical students, junior doctors and psychiatry trainees need to help develop a strong psychiatric understanding.

From reviews:

"This book excels as a guide for studying, for a variety of reasons. Notably, the pedagogic quality truly benefits from the authors' deliberate use of a variety of formats for presenting information. As a result, nearly any medical student could find this book easy to use." Doody, July 2016

Amazon 5-star reviews:

Great book for undergraduate psychiatry. Lots of useful mnemonics and colour coded to aid committing facts to memory.

“AMAZING! Absolutely love this book! Well structured and covers most topics.

“Finally a psychiatry book great for quick referencing, with a design made for the modern reader. No more digging through verbose paragraphs of text to get the essential information because it's all provided in bullet points, tables and infograms.”

Preface; Acknowledgements; Abbreviations; Outline of the book
1: Introduction to psychiatry

2: Assessment in psychiatry
2.1 Psychiatric history taking
2.2 Mental state examination

3: Mood disorders
3.1 Overview of mood disorders
3.2 Depressive disorder
3.3 Bipolar affective disorder

4: Psychotic disorders
4.1 Overview of psychosis
4.2 Schizophrenia

5: Neurotic, stress-related and somatoform disorders
5.1 Overview of anxiety disorders
5.2 Generalized anxiety disorder
5.3 Phobic anxiety disorders
5.4 Panic disorder
5.5 Post-traumatic stress disorder
5.6 Obsessive–compulsive disorder
5.7 Medically unexplained symptoms

6: Eating disorders
6.1 Anorexia nervosa
6.2 Bulimia nervosa

7: Alcohol and substance misuse
7.1 Substance misuse
7.2 Alcohol abuse

8: Personality disorders

9: Suicide and self-harm
9.1 Deliberate self-harm
9.2 Suicide and risk assessment

10: Old age psychiatry
10.1 Delirium
10.2 Dementia

11: Child psychiatry
11.1 Autism
11.2 Hyperkinetic disorder
11.3 Learning disability

12: Management
12.1 Psychotherapies
12.2 Antidepressants
12.3 Antipsychotics
12.4 Mood stabilizers
12.5 Anxiolytics and hypnotics
12.6 Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT)
12.7 Mental health and the law (England and Wales)

13: Forensic psychiatry

14: Common OSCE scenarios and mark schemes

15: Exam-style questions

Glossary of terms
Appendix A: Answers to exam-style questions
Appendix B:
Answers to self-assessment questions
Appendix C: Figure acknowledgements

"As a third year medical student on my psychiatry rotation, I found this textbook extremely useful. With the perfect amount of detail, the core conditions are conveyed in an easy to follow manner with helpful diagrams and tables. " Amazon reviewer

"I have looked at a few psychiatry books as a medical student and I have to say that this is my favourite by some way. It's certainly very useful to revise from as it presents the key information that you need. It's user friendly and the text is easy to read. There is good use of colour and diagrams to break it up. I can tell a lot of thought has gone into making this." Amazon reviewer

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ISBNs: 9781907904813 978-1-907904-81-3 Title: psychiatry ISBNs: 9781911510130 978-1-911510-13-0 Title: psychiatry