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Revision Notes in Psychiatry 2th Edition

by Basant Puri

Any candidate for the MRCPsych or equivalent postgraduate examinations will feel challenged by the daunting breadth of the syllabus as well as by the level of detail required. Revision Notes in Psychiatry responds to that challenge by comprehensively presenting key up-to-date information across the whole spectrum of psychiatry and its scientific basis, within a clear structure. Since the highly successful publication of the first edition of Revision Notes in Psychiatry, there have been many new discoveries within most fields of psychiatry, and the subsequent updating of the MRCPsych is reflected in the second edition.

The Behavioral Genetics of Psychopathology: A Clinical Guide

Kerry L. Jang

New discoveries about the genetic underpinnings of many kinds of human experience are now continually being made. This book explores the impact of these discoveries on the ways in which the common mental disorders are best conceptualized and treated. Most people think of research in genetics as the search for genes. This is only one focus of effort, and even with the reliable identification of susceptibility genes, the clinical applications of their discovery, such as gene therapies and new drug development, are a long way off. For the present, the impact of genetic research on our understanding of mental illness is tied to our ability to estimate the effect of all genes by means of family, twin, and adoption studies. The results of these studies challenge some deeply cherished ideas and theories, and support others. Of course, the effect of genes is only half the equation. The role of experience, environment, and living conditions accounts for as much, often considerably more, of the variability in psychopathology. In this book, Kerry Jang attempts not to answer questions about what is "genetic" and what is not, but about what a knowledge of the relative influence of genes versus environment means at a psychological level of analysis--to show how it changes common assumptions about classification, etiology, diagnosis, and intervention. He first offers an overview of contemporary behavioral genetics, dispels common misconceptions, responds to the criticisms that have been leveled at this new field, and describes in basic terms how genetic and environmental effects are estimated and how susceptibility genes are pinpointed. He then points to new directions in which standard nosological systems are likely to evolve as new information about vulnerabilities and covariances emerges. Finally, he synthesizes and evaluates the consistency of the last decade's findings for the most common categories of psychopathology that have been studied by behavior geneticists: mood, personality, and anxiety disorders, substance abuse; and schizophrenia and the psychotic disorders. Clinicians and researchers alike need to understand the genetic influences on the feelings and behaviors they are seeking to change or study if they are to be effective in their work. The Behavioral Genetics of Psychopathology: A Clinical Guide empowers them with this understanding.

The Epilepsy Prescriber’s Guide to Antiepileptic Drugs

by Philip N. Patsalos

The Epilepsy Prescriber's Guide to Antiepileptic Drugs provides a practical and concise reference guide for use by all those clinicians and allied health professionals that treat or care for patients with epilepsy. In full colour throughout, this volume presents the antiepileptic drugs (AEDs) in alphabetical order and for each AED the information is divided into eight coloured sections: general therapeutics, pharmacokinetics, interaction profile, adverse effects, dosing and use, special populations, and suggested reading. This handy pocket guide will be an excellent companion for all clinicians that treat patients with epilepsy.

Shorter Oxford Textbook of Psychiatry 7th Edition

by Paul Harrison

Widely recognized as the standard text for trainee psychiatrists, the Shorter Oxford Textbook of Psychiatry stands head and shoulders above the competition. The text has been honed over seven editions, displaying a fluency, authority, and insight rarely found in textbooks which makes the process of assimilating information effective and enjoyable. The book provides an introduction to all the clinical topics, sub-specialties, and major psychiatric conditions required by the trainee psychiatrist. Throughout, the authors emphasize the basic clinical skills required for full assessment and understanding of the patient. Discussion of treatment includes not only scientific evidence, but also practical problems in the management of patients in a family and social context. Full attention to ethical and legal issues is given within the evidence-based approach to practice provided in the text. Introductory chapters focus on recognition of signs and symptoms, classification and diagnosis, psychiatric assessment, and aetiology. Further chapters deal with all the major psychiatric syndromes, as well as providing detailed coverage of pharmacological and psychological treatments. The book gives equal prominence to ICD and DSM classifications - often with direct comparisons - making the book relevant to the practice of psychiatry throughout the world. Boasting greater use of summary boxes, tables, and lists within a new modern design, the Shorter Oxford Textbook of Psychiatry remains the most up-to-date secondary level textbook of psychiatry available. The extensive bibliography has been brought up-to-date and there are targeted reading lists for each chapter. The Shorter Oxford Textbook of Psychiatry fulfils all the study and revision needs of psychiatric trainees, but will also prove useful to medical students, GPs, qualified psychiatrists, and those in related fields who need to be kept informed with current psychiatric practice.

Oxford Textbook of the Psychiatry of Intellectual Disability

by Sabayasachi Bhaumik

Intellectual Disability (ID) describes a lifelong condition of heterogeneous aetiology, associated with the impairment of intellectual functioning (IQ < 70), significant impairment of adaptive skills, and onset before the age of 18 years. People with ID experience significant physical and mental health problems like associated sensory/motor impairments and epilepsy, some of which are contributed to by underlying primary causes. Psychiatric problems are also three times more common in people with ID in comparison to the general population. The psychiatry of ID is a core part of training to be a psychiatrist yet there are limited resources on this topic aimed at both trainees and practising clinicians alike. Oxford Textbook of the Psychiatry of Intellectual Disability bridges this gap by providing up-to-date evidence-based content on the assessment, diagnosis, and management of psychiatry in people with ID. Featuring 28 chapters written by international experts in the field, the Oxford Textbook of the Psychiatry of Intellectual Disability presents fresh global insight and coverage of the subject. Chapters cover key topics from the developmental aspects of ID, mental disorders in childhood, and behaviour phenotypes, through to physical health, dementia and other disorders associated with ageing. Each chapter provides trustworthy evidence and a wealth of practical advice for clinical situations, including case studies in community and hospital settings, and multiple choice questions for self-evaluation and consolidation of knowledge.

The Clozapine Handbook: Stahl’s Handbooks

by Jonathan M. Meyer

Real-world and clinical trial data support that clozapine is the only effective antipsychotic for treatment resistant schizophrenia and other severe mental illnesses. Clozapine also reduces rates of suicidality, psychiatric hospitalization and all-cause mortality. However, clozapine is underutilized for 2 reasons: misunderstandings of its efficacy benefits and misapprehension of, limited knowledge or misinformation about the management of treatment related risks and adverse effects. In response to worldwide efforts to promote clozapine use, this user-friendly handbook provides clinicians with evidence-based approaches for patient management as well as logical approaches to the management of clinical situations and adverse effects. It outlines clearly the rationale for specific management decisions and prioritises the options based on this logic. This handbook is designed for use by clinicians worldwide and is essential reading for all mental health care professionals.

Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing

by Shelia Videbeck

Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing,8th Edition Sheila L. Videbeck, PhD, RN A Practical Focus on the Skills and Concepts Essential to Your Success With an accessible, clear and student-friendly approach,Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursingclarifies challenging concepts and helps you build a foundation for working successfully with clients experiencing mental health challenges regardless of care setting. The text explores the full spectrum of psychiatric nursing, helping you master specific nursing interventions, hone your therapeutic communication skills and learn to apply content effectively within the framework of the nursing process.

  • New! Unfolding Patient Storieswritten by the National League for Nursing put the nursing process in a realistic context to prepare you for successful client interactions and interventions.
  • Clinical Vignettesfamiliarize you with the features of major disorders you are likely to encounter in practice.
  • Therapeutic Dialogueshelp you perfect your communication skills with specific examples of nurse-client interactions.
  • Best Practice boxesprovide the latest evidence-based findings in psychiatric nursing.
  • Self-Awareness featuresfoster your personal and professional development through self-reflection.
  • Concept Mastery Alertsclarify important concepts essential to your classroom and clinical success.
  • Watch and Learn iconspoint you to corresponding true-to-lifeLippincott® Theory to Practice Video Seriesvideos for a richer understanding of important mental health disorders.
  • Built-In Study Guidereinforces your understanding with multiple-choice questions, multiple-response questions and clinical examples at the end of each chapter.
  • Nursing Care Plansdemonstrate effective approaches for addressing specific client disorders.
  • Drug Alertshighlight essential concerns related to psychotropic drugs.
  • Warning boxesalert you to FDA considerations for specific medications.
  • Cultural Considerationshelp you ensure culturally sensitive care for a wide range of client populations.
  • Elder Considerations sectionsprepare you to care for the growing population of older adults.
  • Client/Family Education boxesboost your teaching capabilities.
  • Nursing Interventionsetail key treatment strategies for specific disorders.
  • DSM-5 Diagnostic Criteria boxessummarize the medical diagnostic features of specific disorders.

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