Medical schools currently use specialist perspectives on psychiatric disorders to train physicians, nurses and health professionals. This results in a lack confidence among non-psychiatric health professionals, which reduces their ability to manage common mental health conditions in primary care and secondary hospitals. This book is a practical guide to common mental health conditions encountered in general medical practice.
Foreword. Preface. List of Abbreviations. PRINCIPLES. The Basic Approach of the Book. The Context of Primary Care and General Hospital. Diagnosis and Management of Psychiatric Presentations in General Medical Settings. The Conceptual Basis of the Approach to Managing Psychiatric Disorders in General Hospital Settings. COMMON CLINICAL PRESENTATIONS IN ADULTS. Delirium. Dementia. Alcohol Use and Dependence. Psychosis. Medically Unexplained Symptoms. OTHER SPECIFIC PRESENTATIONS. Attempted Suicide and Suicide Risk. Male Sexual Dysfunction. Female Sexual Dysfunction. COMMON CLINICAL SITUATIONS. Breaking Bad News. The Angry or Tearful Patient. The Disturbed and Violent Patient. Crisis Intervention. Grief and Bereavement. COMMON CLINICAL PRESENTATIONS AMONG CHILDREN. Nocturnal Enuresis. Temper Tantrums and Behavioural Problems. Learning Disability in Children. BASIC ISSUES IN MANAGEMENT. Basic Psychotropic Medication Management. Basic Communication and Counselling Skills. Problem-Solving. APPENDIX. Information Leaflets. Dementia. Substance Use Disorders. Acute Psychosis. Schizophrenia. Bipolar Disorders. Depression and Anxiety. Marriage and the Law. Making a Will. Bibliography. Index.