Oct 172014
 

Get Through MRCPsych: MCQs for Paper 3 (Paperback)

By (author): Arunraj Kaimal, Manoj Rajagopal, Salman Karim

Completely up to date with the latest examination changes, Get Through MRCPsych: MCQs for Paper 3contains over 380 'best answer 1 of 5' multiple choice questions (MCQs) presented in a format closely matching the new syllabus. Modelled on actual exam questions so that they accurately reflect the style and level of difficulty, candidates can test and assess their knowledge aiding thorough exam preparation. Providing useful revision advice on question comprehension and answer strategies, candidates can feel fully prepared when they enter the examination room.

Featuring an invaluable collection of revision MCQs and detailed explanatory answers referenced to major journals and specialist textbooks, Get Through MRCPsych: MCQs for Paper 3 is the essential revision book for trainee psychiatrists.

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Oct 102014
 


Early intervention (EI) is the single most important advance in mental health care in recent decades, representing a key shift in both theoretical standpoint and service delivery.

Early Intervention in Psychiatry
clearly describes best practice for extending this approach to all psychiatric disorders. Beginning with the rationale for EI, it informs interventions in people from all age groups across the lifespan, from perinatal to old age. It addresses EI in specific settings, such as primary health care, community health, the general hospital, non-government agencies, and in social movements, and for specific disorders including depression and anxiety, alcohol and substance use, childhood disorders, psychoses, bipolar disorders, eating disorders and borderline personality disorders.

Early Intervention in Psychiatry is an essential guide for all psychiatrists, general practitioners, family physicians and public health doctors. It is also a valuable resource for mental health professionals and primary care colleagues, including nurses, social workers, psychologists, occupational therapists, vocational rehabilitation specialists, peer and support workers and for mental health commissioners and policy-makers.

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Oct 042014
 


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Sep 202014
 


Quickly acquire the knowledge and skills you need to confidently administer, score, and interpret the key assessment instruments used by forensic psychologists

Mental health professionals are frequently called on to perform forensic assessments for a wide variety of court cases. To use these instruments properly, professionals need an authoritative source of advice and guidance on how to administer, score, and interpret them. Now fully revised and in a second edition, Essentials of Forensic Psychological Assessment is that source.

The Second Edition is completely updated to reflect current research and theory in the field, including the most recent codes and standards published by the American Psychological Association. In addition, this volume offers updated coverage of the most frequently used instruments in forensic psychological assessments, including the MMPI®-2 and MMPI-2-RF, PAI®, Rorschach®, ASPECT, and various neuropsychological assessment instruments.

Like all the volumes in the Essentials of Psychological Assessment series, this book is designed to help busy mental health practitioners, and those in training, quickly acquire the knowledge and skills they need to make optimal use of major psychological assessment instruments. Each concise chapter features numerous callout boxes highlighting key concepts, bulleted points, and extensive illustrative material, as well as test questions that help you gauge and reinforce your grasp of the information covered.

Written by a noted forensic psychologist, the Second Edition offers in-depth coverage of maltreatment and domestic violence, as well as the assessment of recidivism, fitness to stand trial, civil commitment, substance abuse assessment, custody evaluations, personal injury assessments, and many other aspects of forensic mental health practice.

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Sep 092014
 


Schizophrenia: Recent Advances in Diagnosis and Treatment is a major addition to the literature, offering practical, comprehensive coverage of diagnosis and treatment options, genetic issues, neuroimaging, long-term management of schizophrenia, and future directions and predictions of how clinical care of schizophrenia will change.  The book is divided into five sections. Section 1 summarizes the present state of knowledge about the diagnosis and treatment of schizophrenia. This includes recent changes in the DSM 5 categorization of schizophrenia and its implications for treatment. Section 2 considers recent discoveries into its pathoetiology, including the status of biological markers, genetics and neuroimaging as they relate to diagnosis and potential novel therapeutic approaches. Section 3 explores the optimization of present therapeutic approaches; novel treatments; and management of the substantial risks associated with both the illness and its present therapies. Section 4 discusses progress in the long-term management of schizophrenia, focusing on biological and psychotherapeutic strategies to improve functioning and facilitate recovery.  Section 5 considers future directions and predictions of how diagnosis and treatment of schizophrenia will change.  An invaluable addition to the field, Schizophrenia: Recent Advances in Diagnosis and Treatment is a definitive resource that will be of great interest to all clinicians caring for patients with schizophrenia.

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Sep 092014
 


Diagnosing Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) in young people has long been a tough call for clinicians, either for fear of stigmatizing the child or confusing the normal mood shifts of adolescence with pathology. Now, a recent upsurge in relevant research into early-onset BPD is inspiring the field to move beyond this hesitance toward a developmentally nuanced understanding of the disorder.

The Handbook of Borderline Personality Disorder in Children and Adolescents reflects the broad scope and empirical strengths of current research as well as promising advances in treatment. This comprehensive resource is authored by veteran and emerging names across disciplines, including developmental psychopathology, clinical psychology, child psychiatry, genetics and neuroscience in order to organize the field for an integrative future. Leading-edge topics range from the role of parenting in the development of BPD to trait-based versus symptom-based assessment approaches, from the life-course trajectory of BPD to the impact of the DSM-5 on diagnosis. And of particular interest are the data on youth modifications of widely used adult interventions, with session excerpts.

Key areas featured in the Handbook:

  • The history of research on BPD in childhood and adolescence.
  • Conceptualization and assessment issues.
  • Etiology and core components of BPD.
  • Developmental course and psychosocial correlates.
  • Empirically supported treatment methods.
  • Implications for future research, assessment and intervention.

The Handbook of Borderline Personality Disorder in Children and Adolescents is a breakthrough reference for researchers and clinicians in a wide range of disciplines, including child and school psychology and psychiatry, social work, psychotherapy and counseling, nursing management and research and personality and social psychology.

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Aug 292014
 

Crash Course Psychiatry, 4e (Paperback)

By (author): Katie FM Marwick MA Hons MBChB Hons, Steven Birrell MBChB MRCPsych

Crash Course - your effective every day study companion PLUS the perfect antidote for exam stress! Save time and be assured you have all the information you need in one place to excel on your course and achieve exam success.

A winning formula now for over 15 years, each series volume has been fine tuned and fully updated, with an improved layout tailored to make your life easier. Especially written by junior doctors - those who understand what is essential for exam success - with all information thoroughly checked and quality assured by expert Faculty Advisors, the result is a series of books which exactly meets your needs and you know you can trust.

Psychiatry can present a unique and sometimes daunting set of challenges to those approaching the specialty for the first time. This substantially revised fourth edition provides an accessible yet comprehensive introduction to this fascinating field. Ideal both as a revision aid and for preparation for work in A&E, the wards, clinics or GP surgeries, this book is full of practical hints and tips which will inspire confidence and to guide you towards systematic assessments, rational diagnoses and evidence based management plans.

    • More than 220 line artworks, tables and boxes present clinical, diagnostic and practical information in an easy-to-follow manner
    • Friendly and accessible approach to the subject makes learning especially easy
    • Written by junior doctors for students - authors who understand exam pressures
    • Contains 'Hints and Tips' boxes, and other useful aide-mémoires
    • Succinct coverage of the subject enables 'sharp focus' and efficient use of time during exam preparation
    • Contains a fully updated self-assessment section - ideal for honing exam skills and self-testing
  • Provides the exam syllabus in one place - saves valuable revision time
  • Written by recent graduates and specialty trainees - those closest to what is essential for exam success
  • Quality assured by leading Faculty Advisors - ensures complete accuracy of information
  • Features the ever popular 'Hints and Tips' boxes and other useful aide-mémoires - distilled wisdom from those in the know
  • Fully updated self-assessment section matching the latest exam formats - confirm your understanding and improve exam technique fast
  • Includes useful 'Learning Objectives' at the start of each chapter
  • Pharmacological and disease management information updated in line with current best practice guidelines.


    Welcome to Crash Course - the revision aid to get you the results you need! Crash Course is a complete revision guide designed specifically to save you time by providing everything you could be asked in the exam in one place! Each book in the series has been specially written either by senior medical students or junior doctors - carefully supervised by faculty advisors - to ensure that it exactly matches your needs by having been prepared by someone who has just been in the exam situation!

    Fully updated with improved layout, the first part of this volume addresses the clinical presentations in psychiatry while the second part examines common psychiatric disorders, all in a memorable, easy-to-understand format. The third part covers clinical assessment and psychiatric management providing all of the facts you need to get things right. Additional new features include 'Learning Objectives' at the start of each chapter, improved 'Hints and Tips' boxes, 'Communication' boxes and a completely revised self-assessment section tailored to current exam needs.

    Crash Course - an easier way to get through the exam!
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    Aug 042014
     

    Oxford Handbook of Psychiatry (Oxford Handbooks) (Flexibound)

    By (author): David Semple, Roger Smyth

    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, this handbook provides practical and comprehensive guidelines and in-depth coverage of psychiatric assessment, psychopathology, evidence-based practice, therapeutic issues, and transcultural psychiatry. Fully up-to-date with the latest revisions of the DSM-IV and the ICD10, it is indexed alphabetically by 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.
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    Jun 222014
     

    Difficult Psychiatric Consultations: An Integrated Approach (Paperback)

    By (author): Sergio V. Delgado, Jeffrey R. Strawn

    The fields of psychiatry and child psychiatry are encumbered by numerous and complex relational, medicolegal, and ethical dilemmas. This practical and clinically relevant book attempts to bring clarity to complex clinical presentations through the integration of psychodynamic, family systems, medicolegal, and ethical perspectives. It recognizes that the intimate and often difficult work with such complex cases requires consultation with multidimensional experts to address psychodynamic, family, ethical, and therapeutic issues. In the process, the author aims to foster the comfort and skill in dealing with these cases that is essential to the personal and professional growth of the psychiatrist. It is further anticipated that the book will assist in developing best practice standards for assessment and intervention in cases of this nature.

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    May 132014
     

    The Psychiatric Interview: Evaluation and Diagnosis (Hardcover)

    By (author): Allan Tasman, Jerald Kay, Robert Ursano

    While the ABPN has now supplied such standards for psychiatry, psychiatric interviewing instruction has not been standardized in the US or in other countries.  Similarly, the few psychiatric interviewing books available are written in textbook form, often long and often from the subpecialty perspective (e.g. psychodynamic interviewing).  Critically, no interviewing guides to date take a true biopsychosocial perspective.  That is, they limit themselves to “interviewing” as an isolated technique divorced from full patient assessment, which for quality patient care must include the interface of psychological and social components with biological components.  Similarly, few interviewing texts are fully integrated with DSM/ICD categorical diagnostic schemata, even though these descriptive diagnostic systems represent the very core of our clinical language—the lingua franca of the mental health professions.  Without good descriptive diagnoses there cannot be adequate communication of clinical data among providers.

    The proposed book will meet this need for training in biopsychosocial assessment and diagnosis. 

    The patient interview is at the heart of psychiatric practice.  Listening and interviewing skills are the primary tools the psychiatrist uses to obtain the information needed to make an  accurate diagnosis and then to plan appropriate treatment.  The American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and the Accrediting Council on Graduate Medical Education identify  interviewing skills as a core competency for psychiatric residents.  

    The Psychiatric Interview: evaluation and diagnosis is a new and modern approach to this topic that fulfills the need for training in biopsychosocial assessment and diagnosis.  It makes  use of both classical and new knowledge of psychiatric diagnosis, assessment, treatment planning and doctor-patient collaboration. Written by world leaders in education, the book is based on  the acclaimed Psychiatry Third Edition by Tasman, Kay et al, with new chapters to address assessment in special populations and formulation.  The psychiatric interview is conceptualized as integrating the patient's experience with psychological, biological, and environmental components of the illness.

    This is an excellent new text for psychiatry residents at all stages of their training. It is also useful for  medical students interested in psychiatry and for practicing psychiatrists  who may wish to refresh their interviewing skills.

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