Feb 282017
 

MRCPsych: Passing the CASC Exam, Second Edition


This is a fully-updated, comprehensive guide for trainees preparing for the MRCPsych CASC exam (Clinical Assessment of Skills and Competencies). Success in the CASC is the final step in being awarded the MRCPsych qualification, which signifies the physician has fulfilled the necessary training requirements and has passed the membership exams conducted by the Royal College of Psychiatrists. The book is presented in a clear layout and covers the full range of psychiatry subspecialties likely to be encountered on exam day.

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Feb 282017
 

Mental Disorders in Primary Care: A Guide to Their Evaluation and Management, 1st Ed.


Mental disorders are highly prevalent in the primary care setting, yet are frequently misdiagnosed and often inappropriately treated. The presence of unrecognized or misdiagnosed mental disorders is associated with increased service utilization and health care costs, and can significantly impact the patient’s quality of life and risk of suicide. Written by experts from around the world, Mental Disorders in Primary Care offers readers with a comprehensive and evidence-based guide to the diagnosis and treatment of mental disorders in the primary care setting. Containing 21 chapters on a variety of psychiatric disorders, such as depressive disorders and substance use disorders, and key topics for discussion such as drug interactions, and collaborative care, Mental Disorders in Primary Care is essential reading for clinicians treating patients in a primary care setting. Fully up-to-date to reflect DSM-5’s taxonomy of psychiatric disorders, this resource provides readers with a global and comprehensive guide to the diagnosis and treatment of patients with mental disorders.
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Feb 272017
 

A Case-Based Approach to Emergency Psychiatry


Working in an emergency department as a psychiatrist or mental health clinician requires an ability to gain a patient’s rapport, establish a differential diagnosis, assess risk and make disposition decisions in a fast-paced and potentially chaotic setting. Patients may be medically ill, agitated, intoxicated, or suicidal, and resources for treatment may be difficult to access. A Case-Based Approach to Emergency Psychiatry provides the emergency department clinician with vivid and complex cases, discussed by psychiatrists who work daily in the emergency setting, that illustrate basic principles of assessment, diagnosis and treatment. These challenging and complex cases are based on the years of experience of the authors combined with current evidence-based practices and discussion. Risk assessment, psychosis, mood disorder, substance abuse, ethics, forensic issues, and personality disorders are discussed, along with child and adolescent, geriatric, and developmental disabilities. Special attention is also paid to alternatives to inpatient care, short-term crisis intervention, and the interface between medical and psychiatric illnesses. The case-based format allows the authors to link aspects of the clinical presentation to discussion and literature review in a memorable and compelling format.
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Feb 192017
 

Lange Q&A Psychiatry, 11th Edition


By (author): Sean M. Blitzstein

The most thorough psychiatry review available for the USMLE Step 2 CK and psychiatry clerkship exam – completely updated to reflect the DSM-5

Covering all of the clerkship’s core competencies, LANGE Q&A Psychiatry delivers more than 800 exam-style questions and answers with concise but comprehensive explanations of correct and incorrect answer options. The Eleventh Edition of this this trusted review simulates the USMLE Step 2 CK test-taking experience by delivering  multiple-step clinical vignette questions and updates on the latest therapies for psychiatric diseases and disorders. Questions are carefully selected to match the style and difficulty level of what students will face on the test.

• Boost your score with a thorough review of the clerkship’s core competencies
• Build confidence and assess your knowledge with 800+ USMLE-style questions
• Understand why answers are correct or incorrect with detailed explanations
• Prepare with questions that have been thoroughly updated to match the difficulty level and content of the exam
• Review one subject at a time to pinpoint your strengths and weaknesses
• Bolster your preparation with two comprehensive practice exams, each with more than 115 questions
• Maximize your study time with questions that emphasize high-yield material
• Cover the most amount of material in the least amount of time with the fast-paced Q&A format
• Sharpen your test-taking skills with clinical vignette questions that simulate what you will see on the actual exam
• Updated to reflect the DSM-5

 

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Feb 162017
 

Neuropsychiatry Case Studies


This book comprises succinct, accessible clinical cases in neuropsychiatry. Each clinical case has a specific and practical learning point, concerned with assessment, diagnosis, treatment or general approach. Each case models clinical reasoning and shows how the ‘puzzle’ in the case changed the future practice of the author.

Neuropsychiatry Case Studies is divided into sections relating to specific areas of neuropsychiatry, including dementias, movement disorders, autoimmune encephalopathies and epilepsy, amongst others. This book is aimed at trainee doctors in neurology and psychiatry and will also be of interest to fully trained doctors, nurses, psychologists and other allied health professionals working in this area.?

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Jan 182017
 

Mount Sinai Expert Guides: Psychiatry


The Mount Sinai Expert Guides, published by Wiley and endorsed by Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York, provide rapid access, point-of-care clinical information on the most common diseases in a range of different therapeutic areas. Each title focuses on a different speciality and emphasis throughout is on providing rapid-access, clear clinical guidance to aid physicians with point-of-care management of their patients.  

Each title is edited by a renowned specialist from Mount Sinai, normally the Chair of the department, who is responsible for recruiting key faculty members to author the chapters. A chapter template has been developed to which each chapter author must adhere, so as to ensure complete consistency across all the chapters in each book and also across every book in the series. Accompanying each book is a companion website containing accessory materials such as case studies, video clips, MCQs, patient advice and PQRI/ICD codes.

Mount Sinai Expert Guides: Psychiatry will provide specialist trainees and recently qualified specialists in psychiatry with an extremely clinical, affordable and accessible handbook covering the specialty. It will be used as both a point-of-care resource in the hospital and clinical setting, and also as a refresher guide during preparation for board exams and re-certification. 

Focused on providing 100% clinical guidance on the most common conditions that psychologists encounter, it will present the very best in expert information in an attractive, easy to navigate informative and well-structured manner, with features such as key points, potential pitfalls, management algorithms, and national/international guidelines on treatment.

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Jan 112017
 

Depression in New Mothers: Causes, Consequences, and Treatment Alternatives


By (author): Kathleen A Kendall-Tackett

Depression is the number one cause of maternal death in developed countries and results in adverse health outcomes for both mother and child. It is vital, therefore, that health professionals are ready and able to help those women that suffer from perinatal and postpartum depression (PPD).

This book provides a comprehensive approach to treating PPD in an easy-to-use format. It reviews the research and brings together the evidence-base for understanding the causes and for assessing the different treatment options, including those that are safe for use with breastfeeding mothers. It incorporates a new psychoneuroimmunology framework for understanding postpartum depression and includes chapters on:

  • negative birth experiences
  • infant characteristics
  • psychosocial factors
  • antidepressant medication
  • therapies such as cognitive behavioural therapy
  • herbal medicine and alternative therapies
  • suicide and infanticide.

Invaluable in treating the mothers who come to you for help, this helpful guide dispels the myths that hinder effective treatment and presents up-to-date information on the impact of maternal depression on the health of the mother, as well as the health and well-being of the infant.

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Jan 112017
 

Mind, Meaning, and Mental Disorder: The Nature of Causal Explanation in Psychology and Psychiatry (International Perspectives in Philosophy and Psychiatry)


By (author): Derek Bolton, Jonathan Hill

Philosophical ideas about the mind, brain, and behavior can seem theoretical and unimportant when placed alongside the urgent questions of mental distress and disorder. However, there is a need to give direction to attempts to answer these questions. On the one hand a substantial research effort in going into the investigation of brain processes and the development of drug treatments for psychiatric disorders, and on the other, a wide range of psychotherapies is becoming available to adults and children with mental health problems. These two strands reflect traditional distinctions between mind and body, and causal as opposed to meaningful explanations of behavior. In this book, which has been written for psychiatrists, psychologists, philosophers, and others in related fields, the authors propose a radical re-interpretation of these traditional distinctions. Throughout the discussions philosophical theories are brought to bear on the particular questions of the explanation of behaviors, the nature of mental causation, and eventually the origins of major disorders including depression, anxiety disorders, schizophrenia, and personality disorder.

First published in 1996, this volume played an important role in bridging the gap between philosophy and psychiatry, and introducing those in psychiatry to philosophical ideas somewhat neglected in their field. Completely updated, the new edition of this acclaimed volume draws on the strengths of the first edition, and will be a central text in the burgeoning field of philosophy of psychiatry.

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Jan 112017
 

Teenage Eating Disorders (Compact Research Series)


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By (author): Peggy J. Parks

The Compact Research series is intended to offer a concise, relevant and conveniently organized collection of information covering a variety of current topics ranging from stem cell research to Marijuana and terrorism.
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Jan 102017
 

Psychological and Neurobiological Aspects of Eating Disorders: A Taste-fMRI Study in Patients Suffering from Anorexia Nervosa


By (author): Nathalie Tatjana Burkert

This book provides evidence about an altered taste processing due to the administration of a sweet, sour, or umami taste in patients suffering from Anorexia Nervosa (AN). Moreover, the results show for the first time that taste processing is associated with psychological aspects such as stress, anxiety, co-morbidities, or the duration of the illness in AN.
Anorexia Nervosa is among the most widely spread and most severe mental diseases in Western countries. In this book the results of several analyses in 21 women suffering from AN compared to 21 healthy control women (CW) are illustrated. The results of this study contribute to a better understanding of the pathophysiology of AN, and, therefore, help to improve the treatment.
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