3rd Edition

Revision Notes in Psychiatry

By Basant Puri, Annie Hall, Roger Ho Copyright 2014

    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.

    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



    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 (http://examdoctor.co.uk/).