Psychiatry in Medical Practice provides students with a reliable framework within which to understand the psychiatric illnesses they are likely to encounter in general medical settings and clear guidelines for good practice. This new edition retains many of the valuable features of the first edition but has been thoroughly revised and expanded to cover new topics and treatments. The ICD-10 classification is used throughout. The book includes:
- a practical guide to the medical interview
- diagnostic criteria for all the common syndromes of psychiatric illness
- up-to-date findings from neurochemistry and epidemiology
- pocket card summarizing essential information
In straightforward and practical language Psychiatry in Medical Practice demystifies the relationships between the various kinds of mental disorder and provides an excellent introduction to the subject for those students who intend to enter psychiatry or general practice.
`I believe that the book will very quickly become the established text in this area and welcome it as a valuable contribution to the effort of ensuring that today's students acquire psychological knowledge which will make them well-trained doctors tomorrow.' - Anthony Clare
`... an excellent treatment manual for overcoming the fear and mistrust of both psychiatric patients and psychiatry which has been endemic in our society since hallucinating schizophrenics were burnt at the stake.' - Behaviour Resource Therapy