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3rd Edition

Revision Notes in Psychiatry

ISBN 9781444170139
Published November 12, 2013 by CRC Press
846 Pages

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Book Description

Revision Notes in Psychiatry, Third Edition continues to provide a clear and contemporary summary of clinical psychiatry and the scientific fundamentals of the discipline. It is an essential study aid for all those preparing for postgraduate examinations in psychiatry and a superb reference for practising psychiatrists.

Structured to follow the entire MRCPsych exam syllabus, the book covers the following key areas, along with the CACS examination:

Paper 1:

  • General and adult psychiatric disorder
  • History and mental state examination
  • Cognitive assessment
  • Neurology and psychology for psychiatrists
  • Psychopathology
  • History of psychiatry and psychiatric ethics

Paper 2:

  • Psychopharmacology
  • Neurobiology for psychiatrists
  • Psychiatric genetics
  • Epidemiology
  • Advanced psychological processes and treatments

Paper 3:

  • Critical appraisal
  • Learning disability
  • Child and adolescent psychiatry
  • Old age psychiatry
  • Forensic psychiatry
  • Consultation liaison psychiatry
  • Neuropsychiatry
  • Psychosexual medicine

Fully updated with recent references and many additional figures, this third edition features a wealth of new material (including NICE guidelines) and updates the DSM-IV-TR criteria to the new DSM-5. Designed to meet the needs of today's candidates, Revision Notes in Psychiatry, Third Edition continues to provide a source of trusted expert information to ensure examination success for all those taking higher examinations in psychiatry.

Table of Contents

Descriptive Psychopathology


Basic Psychology

Social Psychology

Human Growth and Development

Description and Measurement

Cognitive Assessment and Neuropsychological Processes

Social Sciences and Stigma

Dynamic Psychopathology and Psychoanalytic Theories

History of Psychiatry

Basic Ethics, Principles of Law, and Philosophy of Psychiatry

Neurology and Neurological Examination



Neuroimaging Techniques



General Principles of Psychopharmacology

Psychotropic Drugs and Adverse Drug Reactions


Psychiatric Epidemiology


Research Methodology and Critical Appraisal

Physical Therapies

Advanced Psychological Process and Treatment

Schizophrenia and Delusional Disorders

Mood Disorders, Suicide, and Parasuicide

Neurotic and Stress-Related Disorders

Personality Disorders

Cross-Cultural Psychiatry

Liaison, Organic, and Neuropsychiatry

Addiction and Psychoactive Substance Use Disorders

Disorders Specific to Women and Perinatal Psychiatry

Eating Disorders and Metabolic Syndrome

Sexual Disorders

Sleep Disorders

Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Learning Disability

Old-Age Psychiatry

Forensic Psychiatry

Preparation for Psychiatric Examinations


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Basant K. Puri, MA, PhD, MB, BChir, BSc (Hons) MathSci, DipStat, PG Dip Maths, MMath, FRCPsych, FSB, is based at Hammersmith Hospital and Imperial College London, UK. He read medicine at St. John’s College, University of Cambridge. He also trained in molecular genetics at the MRC MNU, Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge. He has authored or co-authored over 40 books, including the second edition of Drugs in Psychiatry (Oxford University Press), the third edition of Textbook of Psychiatry with Dr. Ian Treasaden (Churchill Livingstone) and, with the publisher of the present volume, the third edition of Textbook of Clinical Neuropsychiatry and Neuroscience Fundamentals with Professor David Moore.

Annie Hall, BA, MB BCh, MRCPsych is a consultant psychiatrist at South Kensington and Chelsea Mental Health Centre, Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, London, UK. She read medicine at St Catherine’s College, Oxford, and completed her clinical training at the Welsh National School of Medicine. She works in a busy NHS inner-city psychiatric service as a consultant general adult psychiatrist.

Roger Ho, MBBS, DPM, DCP, Gdip Psychotherapy, MMed (Psych), MRCPsych, FRCPC, is an assistant professor and consultant psychiatrist at the Department of Psychological Medicine, National University of Singapore. He graduated from the University of Hong Kong and received his training in psychiatry from the National University of Singapore. He is a general adult psychiatrist and in charge of the Mood Disorder Clinic, National University Hospital, Singapore. He is a member of the editorial board of Advances of Psychiatric Treatment, an academic journal published by the Royal College of Psychiatrists. His research focuses on mood disorders, psychoneuroimmunology, and liaison psychiatry. He is one of the key authors for the revision website, Exam doctor MRCPsych Paper 1 questions (