Oxford Handbook of Psychiatry

Oxford University Press

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Oxford Handbook of Psychiatry

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  • Provides practical advice on all aspects of general adult psychiatry and other psychiatric sub-specialties
  • Updated to ensure direct relevance for trainees and students in psychiatry, as well as for psychiatry professionals
  • Fully revised from a disorder-based to presentation-based format

New to this edition:

  • Substance misuse and forensic psychiatry chapters fully revised to ensure direct relevance for both trainees and psychiatry professionals
  • Fully revised to cover the latest changes in mental health legislation, and major changes in psychiatric practice, training and examinations
  • New information included on Adult ADHD, new drugs of abuse (e.g. GBL, GHB, mephodrone), coverage of assessment/treatment orders, and clinical decision-making in a prison setting

Fully revised and updated for the new edition, the Oxford Handbook of Psychiatry provides the most up-to-date information clinically relevant to the doctor on the ground. Using a presentation-based format, it provides detailed advice on clinical decision-making after diagnosis. This handbook is an indispensable companion for any professional working in psychiatric medicine.

Covering all major psychiatric conditions and sub-specialties, it provides practical and comprehensive guidelines and in-depth coverage of psychiatric assessment, psychopathology, evidence-based practice, therapeutic issues, and transcultural psychiatry. It is indexed alphabetically by ICD-10 / DSM-IV classification codes and acute presentations for quick access. It reflects the recent major changes to psychiatric training and examination, as well as the latest drug information. Reviewed by experienced clinicians, and revised by Specialist Trainees, this handbook not only gives expert advice for psychiatry professionals, but is also directly relevant to trainees in psychiatry. For the third edition, new information includes guidance on Adult ADHD, information on new drugs of abuse (e.g. GBL, GHB, mephodrone), and clinical decision-making in the prison setting. With such broad coverage and depth of guidance, this is the must-have pocket guide for all professionals and trainees working in psychiatry.

Readership: Specialist trainees starting psychiatric training, clinical medical students, psychiatric trainees approaching professional exams (e.g. MRCPsych in the UK), and psychiatric specialists

Audience:Oxford Handbook of Psychiatry is intended for a UK audience, as well as other areas that follow UK medical practice, including Europe, Australia, the Middle East, India and East Asia.

Editors: David Semple and Roger Smyth

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