Essential Psychiatry

Essential Psychiatry

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Cambridge University Press
Edition: 4, 2008-09-18
EAN 9780521604086, ISBN10: 0521604087

Paperback, 748 pages, 24.6 x 19 x 3.3 cm
Language: English

This is a major international textbook for psychiatrists and other professionals working in the field of mental healthcare. With contributions from opinion-leaders from around the globe, this book will appeal to those in training as well as to those further along the career path seeking a comprehensive and up-to-date overview of effective clinical practice backed by research evidence. The book is divided into cohesive sections moving from coverage of the tools and skills of the trade, through descriptions of the major psychiatric disorders and on to consider special topics and issues surrounding service organization. The final important section provides a comprehensive review of treatments covering all of the major modalities. Previously established as the Essentials of Postgraduate Psychiatry, this new and completely revised edition is the only book to provide this depth and breadth of coverage in an accessible, yet authoritative manner.

'… a great strength of the volume, the book does not cover only adult and old age psychiatry but includes excellent contributions on child and adolescent mental health, sexual problems and the psychiatry of intellectual disability. … the reference remain a very useful spur to postgraduate study and the calibre of the authors as clinicians, researchers and policy-makers makes every chapter fresh, relevant and exciting. The editors deserve great congratulation for bringing this volume together and I for one am very grateful for its publication: I'm sure it will serve me as well for the future as the last edition did for the past 11 years.' Journal of Public Mental Health

'… useful and interesting … the editors are successful in their core mission of assisting readers in identifying the key differences between classification systems, as well as educating them about the variations in treatment of certain psychiatric disorders. Overall, this book might be most valuable for those who have frequent contact with colleagues overseas or those who are planning to spend time … in Europe or any other location that uses the ICD-10.' Doody's Notes

'… Essential Psychiatry, fourth edition is an excellent reference book with up-to-date evidence-based knowledge which will be an invaluable resource for psychiatrists and mental health professionals alike. … for a comprehensive understanding of fundamental issues in psychiatry this textbook is a must-have.' Psychological Medicine