Clinical Psychiatry

A handbook for medical students, residents, and clinicians

By Charles DeBattista and Ira D. Glick

Jan 2020 , 300 pp
ISBN 9781911510475
Price: £23.99, $34.99
Clinical Psychiatry provides all the essential information required for a successful psychiatry rotation. Written by two senior psychiatry professors, the book offers an exam-centered, reader-friendly style backed up with concise clinical guidance.
The book covers diagnosis and management based upon the DSM-5 Criteria. 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 status examination are listed
  • a concise definition and basic pathophysiology/etiology is outlined.
Self-assessment questions are provided at the end of each chapter. A chapter is dedicated to OSCE scenarios to aid practicing with colleagues in preparation for exams. Board-style exam questions with detailed answers are also provided.
Printed with an attractive full color design, the book includes mnemonics, clinical photos, diagrams, OSCE tips, and key fact boxes. Clinical Psychiatry is exactly the type of book medical students, residents, and psychiatry trainees need to help develop a strong psychiatric understanding.

Five-star reviews of the UK version of the book on which Clinical Psychiatry is based:

Amazing!!! "Without a shadow of a doubt the best psychiatry textbook out there!" Amazon reviewer

Organised, neat, and reader friendly. A pleasure to go through "Dr. Azam has compiled an incredibly useful list of all the psychiatric conditions one might be expected to know as a medical student. Within each category of psychiatric illness there is a useful breakdown of the diagnostic criteria, investigations, signs and symptoms, epidemiology and management. Also laced throughout the book are helpful mnemonics that enable the medical student to remember certain key features of diseases. Arguably, most of this information could be found on the internet but this book is very helpful in that it brings all that information together in one place for quick reference. This book coupled with the Oxford Handbook for Psychiatry is all I needed to comfortably pass my end of block exams.
I bought this product at full price and think that for the information found here it is well priced. As a medical student, I found this book invaluable for my Psychiatric block. This could also be of interest to the keen lay man or the interested healthcare practitioner who wants to learn more about mental illnesses for their profession or leisure." Amazon reviewer

An exceptional psychiatry book "One of the best psychiatry books I have ever read. It is organised in a neat, concise manner with tables, colours, mnemonics, OSCE tips to name but a few. I highly recommend it. I found it exceptional and I would love to have in kindle format as well. It is very well put together. Excellent work!" Amazon reviewer

Clinical handbook "It has all the topics I need to know as a 3rd year student. Information is condensed and the OSCE tips look really useful." Amazon reviewer

Great help for international trainees "Simply amazing! I recommend it specially for international doctors, as you can find many examples and crucial questions. Enjoyable to read and presented in very helpful way."

Very friendly layout and nicely organised "Among the very few psychiatry books that are not 'text only'" Amazon reviewer

Textbook support in a new speciality "Good read for overview of area for anyone interested in psychiatry. Especially if that person is a new trainee" Amazon reviewer

Educative "Educative and thoughtful—important reading for medical professionals, a solid research and easy-to-follow advice about how to recognize all the symptoms and to prevent complications." Amazon reviewer

Five Stars "Great book for undergraduate psychiatry. Lots of useful mnemonics and colour coded to aid commit facts to memory." Amazon reviewer

AMAZING!! "Absolutely love this book! Well structured and covers most topics." Amazon reviewer

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: Anxiety disorders
5.1 Overview of anxiety disorders
5.2 Generalized anxiety disorder
5.3 Phobic anxiety disorders
5.4 Panic disorder

6: Trauma and stressor-related disorders

7: Obsessive–compulsive and related disorders

8: Somatic symptom disorders

9: Feeding and eating disorders
9.1 Anorexia nervosa
9.2 Bulimia nervosa

10: Substance-related and addictive disorders
10.1 Substance misuse
10.2 Alcohol-use disorders

11: Personality disorders

12: Suicide and self-harm
12.1 Deliberate non-suicidal self-harm
12.2 Suicide and risk assessment

13: Neurocognitive disorders
13.1 Delirium
13.2 Dementia

14: Child psychiatry
14.1 Autism spectrum disorders
14.2 Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder
14.3 Learning disability

15: Management
15.1 Psychotherapies
15.2 Antidepressants
15.3 Antipsychotics
15.4 Mood stabilizers
15.5 Anxiolytics and hypnotics
15.6 Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT)
15.7 Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS)
15.8 Vagus nerve stimulation (VNS)

16: Mental health law and forensic psychiatry
16.1 Mental health and the law
16.2 Forensic psychiatry

17: Common OSCE scenarios

18: Board-style questions

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

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