Maudsley Series

Series Editor: A.S. David

Henry Maudsley, founder of the Maudsley Hospital, was the most prominent English psychiatrist of his generation.

The Maudsley Hospital was united with the Bethlem Royal Hospital in 1948 and its medical school renamed the Institute of Psychiatry. It is now entrusted with the duty of advancing psychiatry by teaching and research. The South London and Maudsley (SLAM) NHS Trust, together with the Institute of Psychiatry, are jointly known as The Maudsley.

The monograph series reports work carried out at The Maudsley. Some of the monographs are directly concerned with clinical problems; others, less obviously relevant, are in scientific fields that are cultivated for the furtherance of psychiatry.

  • Vulnerability to Psychosis

    From Neurosciences to Psychopathology

    Edited by Paolo Fusar-Poli, Stefan J. Borgwardt, Philip McGuire

    Early clinical intervention in psychosis is now a major objective of mental health services and the development of specialist intervention services has greatly facilitated research on the early phases of this disorder. In this book, contributors provide a review of the neurobiological research in…

    Hardback – 2012-02-19
    Psychology Press
    Maudsley Series

  • Schizophrenia

    The Final Frontier - A Festschrift for Robin M. Murray

    Edited by Anthony S. David, Shitij Kapur, Peter McGuffin

    Schizophrenia is a unique project reflecting the contribution that Robin M. Murray has made to the field of psychiatry over the past 35 years, with a particular focus on the advances that have been made to the understanding and treatment of schizophrenia. International contributors have been…

    Hardback – 2011-06-07
    Psychology Press
    Maudsley Series

  • The Extremes of the Bell Curve

    Excellent and Poor School Performance and Risk for Severe Mental Disorders

    By James H. MacCabe

    It has long been claimed that there is a strong association between high intelligence, or exceptional creativity, and mental illness. In this book, James MacCabe investigates this claim, using evidence from Swedish population data. He finds evidence that children who achieve either exceptionally…

    Hardback – 2010-03-30
    Psychology Press
    Maudsley Series

  • Mental Health Services for Adults with Intellectual Disability

    Strategies and Solutions

    Edited by Nick Bouras, Geraldine Holt

    This book considers how mental health services have evolved over the past three decades to meet the needs of people with intellectual disability, focusing on the ways that theories and policies have been applied to clinical practice. Nick Bouras and Geraldine Holt both have extensive experience in…

    Hardback – 2010-01-13
    Psychology Press
    Maudsley Series

  • The Maudsley Family Study of Psychosis

    A Quest for Intermediate Phenotypes

    Edited by Colm McDonald

    Psychotic disorders such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder are known to be highly heritable. Despite decades of research, however, the genetic variations conferring susceptibility to these illnesses have yet to be identified. Such genetic variations most likely produce abnormalities of brain…

    Hardback – 2008-07-22
    Psychology Press
    Maudsley Series

  • Hands-on Help

    Computer-aided Psychotherapy

    By Isaac M. Marks, Kate Cavanagh, Lina Gega

    Hands-on Help is a narrative review of the mushrooming field of computer-aided psychotherapy for mental health problems as a whole, from the time it began in the 1960’s through to the present day. The many types of computer-aided psychotherapy and how each might be accessed are detailed together…

    Hardback – 2007-04-04
    Psychology Press
    Maudsley Series

  • Mad Tales from Bollywood

    Portrayal of Mental Illness in Conventional Hindi Cinema

    By Dinesh Bhugra

    This is the first book to investigate how mental illness is portrayed in Hindi cinema.  It examines attitudes towards mental illness in Indian culture, how they are reflected in Hindi films, and how culture has influenced the portrayal of the psychoses. Dinesh Bhugra guides the reader through…

    Hardback – 2006-07-19
    Psychology Press
    Maudsley Series

  • Shell Shock to PTSD

    Military Psychiatry from 1900 to the Gulf War

    By Edgar Jones, Simon Wessely

    The application of psychiatry to war and terrorism is highly topical and a source of intense media interest. Shell Shock to PTSD explores the central issues involved in maintaining the mental health of the armed forces and treating those who succumb to the intense stress of combat. Drawing on…

    Hardback – 2005-04-24
    Psychology Press
    Maudsley Series

  • Culture and Self-Harm

    Attempted Suicide in South Asians in London

    By Dinesh Bhugra

    Attempted suicide is a matter of serious public health concern. Culture and Self-Harm considers the factors that may contribute to this increased rate of self-harm and suicide among south Asians in London, which cannot be blamed on migration alone. Cultural pressures that dictate the way stress is…

    Hardback – 2004-09-22
    Psychology Press
    Maudsley Series

  • Paranoia

    The Psychology of Persecutory Delusions

    By Daniel Freeman, Philippa A. Garety

    Paranoia is the suspicion that other intend to cause you harm. It is a common experience in the general population, though often overlooked. In its most severe form, paranoia occurs as persecutory delusions. Paranoia, written by leading researchers in this field, is the first cognitive psychology…

    Hardback – 2004-03-24
    Psychology Press
    Maudsley Series

  • Social Inequalities and the Distribution of the Common Mental Disorders

    Edited by Tom Fryers, Rachel Jenkins, David Melzer

    Social inequalities are established features of the distribution of physical disease in the UK and many other developed countries. In most physical diseases, a clear trend of poorer health is evident with each step down the hierarchy of social position. By contrast, the nature of the links between…

    Hardback – 2003-12-03
    Psychology Press
    Maudsley Series

  • Developing a National Mental Health Policy

    By Lynne Friedli, Rachel Jenkins, Andrew McCulloch, Camilla Parker

    Mental illness causes a substantial health burden in all regions of the world, and is a major contributor to world poverty.Developing a National Mental Health Policy is designed to support those involved in developing locally appropriate mental health policies, emphasising the crucial role of…

    Hardback – 2002-04-03
    Psychology Press
    Maudsley Series

  • Mental Health In Our Future Cities

    Edited by David Goldberg, Thornicroft Graham

    Across the world, cities are becoming larger, as populations drift from the country into urban areas. At the same time, the mentally ill are leaving the mental hospitals and new forms of care are being found in the community. The best ways in which services for the mentally ill can be organized in…

    Hardback – 1998-11-10
    Psychology Press
    Maudsley Series

  • Culture And Common Mental Disorders In Sub-Saharan Africa

    By Vickram Patel

    The influence of culture on mental illness has been the subject of considerable academic investigation and debate in recent years. This debate has provoked concerns about the validity and reliability of older methodologies which emphasised either universal characteristics of disorders which were…

    Hardback – 1998-03-29
    Psychology Press
    Maudsley Series

  • Psychosis In The Inner City

    The Camberwell First Episode Study

    Edited by David J. Castle University of Western Australia, Perth; et al.

    The "epigenetic puzzle" which is schizophrenia, forms the focus of this Monograph, But The Authors Do Not Sit Comfortably With The Notion That this is an entity. Rather, they approach the non-affective psychoses on a broad epidemiological base, ascertaining cases of so-called "functional" psychoses…

    Hardback – 1998-02-09
    Psychology Press
    Maudsley Series

  • Aggression

    Individual Differences, Alcohol And Benzodiazepines

    By Alyson Bond, Malcolm Lader, Jose da Silveira

    The incidence of aggression and violence is of wide concern. It is therefore vital that we try to understand the mechanisms involved. This book outlines definitions and theories of aggressive behaviour and points out the contribution of both biological and psychological factors. Aggression…

    Hardback – 1997-07-15
    Psychology Press
    Maudsley Series

  • Delusions

    Investigations Into The Psychology Of Delusional Reasoning

    By Philippa A. Garety, David R. Hemsley

    The authors offer cogent reviews of the literature pertaining to the formation and maintenance of delusions, but the most substantial parts of the monograph expound the empirical inquiries which they and their colleagues have carried out in recent years. Most of the research has been published…

    Paperback – 1997-04-21
    Psychology Press
    Maudsley Series

  • Fitness To Plead In England And Wales

    By Donald Grubin

    The concept of fitness to plead has its origins in the medieval courts of England, where the ritual of court proceedings demanded that accused individuals respond to the charges against them. Being fit to plead, however, has involved into a fundamental principle of British law and those legal…

    Hardback – 1996-06-03
    Psychology Press
    Maudsley Series

  • Compliance With Treatment In Schizophrenia

    By Alec Buchanan

    There is a myth that people with mental disorders comply poorly with treatment. In fact, psychiatric patients are no more likely than patients in other medical specialities to go against the advice of their doctor. That said, it is easy to find instances where psychotropic medication is refused by…

    Hardback – 1996-05-12
    Psychology Press
    Maudsley Series