This is a new edition of a successful introductory textbook on the subject of psychiatry. Clearly written and rich in pedagogic features - such as summary boxes, clinical cases and other aid memoirs - this book is tailored to the learning needs of those entering the discipline for the first time. Particularly suitable for medical students, this book will also act as a 'primer' for post-graduates first entering the speciality with a view to a long-term career in the discipline.
New edition of a well established text with a strongly pedagogic approach to the subject of psychiatry
Logical writing style gives ready access to key information
Includes many illustrations
Contains practical examples throughout to demonstrate the importance of psychiatry to all areas of medicine
Ideal for medical students and junior doctors
Suitable as a 'primer' for specialist trainees entering the discipline for the first time
Contains self-assessment material to ensure thorough exam preparation
New layout aids accessibility and 'ease of learning'
New chapter on mental health legislation
Covers recent changes in neuropsychopharmacology
Use of colour illustrations
Contains practical advice on patient management - commencing drug therapy and managing self-harm, for example
Enhanced sections on autism and other pervasive developmental disorders
Explores capacity and risk assessment
Enhanced discussion of the use of psychotherapy in line with current practice
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