1st Edition

ICD 10 in Psychiatry A Learning Guide

By Jaspreet Phull Copyright 2012

    Core to psychiatry is the practice of assessment, diagnosis and management. All three elements are subject to identifying the correct diagnosis and all three influence the clinical management of individuals with a mental disorder. This easy-to-comprehend, list-based book presents mnemonics to aid immediate recall of the International Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems (ICD 10) for prompt diagnosis in psychiatry. Used in conjunction with other ICD 10 guides, this remarkable resource is ideal for memorising the myriad complexities of the ICD 10 for anyone with an interest in learning about diagnostic coding in psychiatry including medical students, psychiatry trainees and mental health professionals. During my time revising for my psychiatry postgraduate examinations, I found learning of ICD 10 for diagnosis particularly testing, especially given the depth and complexity of the criteria. I found aide memoires in the form of mnemonics particularly helpful to support my learning of the subject, allowing for much more efficient recall. From the Preface

    Preface. About the author. The structure of the ICD 10 classification for mental and behavioural disorders. F00 - F09: Organic, including symptomatic, mental disorders. F10 - F19: Mental and behavioural disorders due to psychoactive substance use. F20 - 29: Schizophrenia, schizotypal and delusional disorders. F30 - 39: Mood (affective) disorders. F40 - 49: Neurotic, stress related and somatoform disorders. F50 - 59: Behavioural syndromes associated with physiological disturbances and physical factors. F60 - F69: Disorders of adult personality and behaviour. F70 - F79: Mental retardation. F80 - F89: Disorders of psychological development. F90 - F98: Behavioural and emotional disorders with onset usually occurring in childhood and adolescence. Culture specific disorders. Miscellaneous disorders. Index.


    Jaspreet Phull Consultant Forensic Psychiatrist, Nottingham