This revised text presents student doctors, mental health nurses, social workers, occupational therapists, mental health advocates and mental health therapists with a problem-based approach to psychiatry. It contains numerous case studies, allowing a problem-based approach to core information and reflecting the processes that underlie clinical decision making. This second edition is upgraded, expanded and updated, including details of the best modern web based resources. Its problem-based approach to teaching is at the forefront of the delivery of modern medical school curricula, and includes additional new case scenarios and current opinion on mental disorders and their treatment using both drug therapy and psychotherapy. It fully reflects the latest practice and recent changes in mental health provision.
Table of Contents
The history of psychiatry. Psychiatry in old age. Organic psychiatry. Pain and somatisation. Personality. Physical treatments. Psychiatry: ethics and the law. Psychotherapy. Post traumatic stress disorder. Mental retardation. Schizophrenia. Sexual aspects of psychiatry. Suicide and deliberate self-harm.