A pocketbook for trainees in psychiatry which gives instant access to the information psychiatrists need in acute clinical situations – how to assess the patient, how to effectively manage psychiatric emergencies as well as the accurate diagnosis and management of common psychiatric conditions.
Instant-access pocketbook of psychiatry covering patient assessment, diagnosis
and management of common psychiatric conditions and psychiatric emergencies
Concentrates on the information needed while on the ward or in the emergency
department, using an easily accessible style with bullet points and short
The first section, which covers patient assessment, is particularly useful
for the clinical sections of the MRCPsych and similar exams
The second section covers typical presentations such as the deluded patient,
the aggressive patient, the suicidal patient and is ideal for 'instant access'
in the emergency department
The third section covers psychiatric conditions such as schizophrenia and
depressive disorders, concentrating on common and difficult diagnostic issues
and management rather than 'textbook' subjects such as aetiology.