Clinical Psychiatry

A handbook for medical students, residents, and clinicians

Charles DeBattista, Ira D. Glick, Mohsin Azam, Mohammed Qureshi, Daniel Kinnair

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Format: Paperback

Publication date: January 15, 2020

Pages: 300 pages

ISBN: 9781911510475 Related titles: ,


An up-to-date and concise book providing 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.

To aid your learning, self-assessment questions are provided at the end of each chapter. A chapter is dedicated to OSCE scenarios to help 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. 

From reviews:
"This is a well-organized, easily accessible overview of psychiatry for learners, specifically medical students rotating in psychiatry… a wonderful resource for those looking for a general introduction to clinical psychiatry." Doody’s Reviews, April 2020

Clinical Psychiatry has been adapted for the US market from Psychiatry: a clinical handbook.

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

Great and Consice
'I have been a psychotherapist for over 26 years my encounter with psychiatric illness is often, therefore, I have to go back and read to keep my mind fresh. This book is not only for the novice but for the seasoned therapist it covers a lot in a short paragraph you don't have to think " Do I have to read all this" the info is there. So this book should be on every Mental Health Clinician shelf without a doubt.' Amazon reviewer

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