Judith Collier, Murray Longmore and Keith Amarakone

in Oxford Handbook of Clinical Specialties

Ninth edition

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print April 2013 | ISBN: 9780199591183
Published online April 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780191742606 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Medical Handbooks


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First principles Dignity on psychiatric wards - Odd ideas (hallucinations, delusions, etc.) - Skills Introduction/listening How to elicit the history - How to do a mental state exam - How to avoid doctor-dependency - How to improve quality of care - How to talk about sex - How to use the right service - How not to be manipulated - How to help patients be less lonely - How to recognize and treat your own mental illness - How to help the patient in disgrace (also includes dissociation/hysteria) - The major disorders and their physical treatments Depression - Suicide and attempted suicide - Antidepressant drugs - Electroconvulsive therapy - Anxiety neurosis - Other neurotic disorders, eg ocd - Stress and ptsd - (hypochondriasis - Anorexia and bulimia - Delirium & Dementia - The mental test score - Psychosis and mania - Schizophrenia - Drug and other addictions - Alcohol-related problems - Intellectual disability - Personality disorders - Withdrawing psychotropics - The psychotherapies Behavioural therapy - Cognitive therapy - Group psychotherapy - Play therapy - Art therapy - Crisis intervention - Counselling - Supportive psychotherapy - Dynamic psychotherapy - Sex therapy for couples - Systemic/family therapy - Comparing psychotherapies - Child psychiatry (adolescent mental health, depression, psychosis, sleep disorders, autism, bullying, dyslexia, and related topics) - Compulsory treatment Consent to treatment - Seasonal affective disorder - Community care - Poverty and mental illness - Postnatal depression

Chapter.  58103 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Psychiatry

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