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Outline of Modern Psychiatry

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ISBN-10: 0471963585

ISBN-13: 9780471963585

Edition: 4th 1996 (Revised)

Authors: Jennifer Barraclough, David Gill

List price: $110.00
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The fourth edition presents, as before, a comprehensive account of current practice in psychiatry. It covers classification, causes and prevention of psychiatric disorder and gives practical information on history-taking, mental state examination and investigation. Each of the major syndromes is discussed, as well as the psychiatry of special age groups and populations. Furthermore, this edition includes advances in psychopharmacology (SSRIs, RIMAs and anti-psychotics) and discusses the effects of NHS reforms, e.g. Community Care.
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Book details

List price: $110.00
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 1996
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 7/17/1996
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 312
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.144

After many years of writing and editing medical books I published my first work of fiction, 'Carmen's Roses'. Encouraged by readers' positive responses I went on to write my second novella, 'Blue Moon for Bombers'. I originally come from England, where I worked as a doctor in clinical and research posts. I specialised in psycho-oncology and from 1991-2000 was consultant in psychological medicine with special interests in palliative care in Oxford, UK. Then I moved to New Zealand, and retrained as a Bach flower practitioner and life coach. I am involved with animal welfare, and enjoy choral singing. My interest in the human aspects of military aviation stems from my experience of editing my…    

Partial table of contents
The Nature And Assessment Of Psychiatric Disorder
Causes and Prevention
Clinical Syndromes
Mood Disorders: Depressive Illness and Mania
Somatic Presentations of Psychiatric Disorder
Organic Brain Syndromes
Drug Misuse
Alcohol Misuse
Deliberate Self-Harm
Eating Disorders: Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia Nervosa
Sexual Problems
Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Learning Disability
Psychological Treatment
Psychosurgery (Lecucotomy, Lobotomy, Functional Neurosurgery)
The Mental Health Act 1983
Glossary of Terms