Rapid Psychiatry


Oakley / Wiley-Blackwell
2010 / 2

定價NT$ 900
NT$ 855

頁數:180    裝訂:平裝  開數:21.6 x 13.8  印刷:雙色

This pocket guide is a must for all clinical medical students and junior doctors and provides an excellent revision tool in the run-up to exams. It is also perfect for when working on the psychiatric attachment, as it covers many of the conditions encountered on the wards, in clinics, and in general practice. Now thoroughly updated, it includes new sections on Neuropsychiatry, the Psychiatry of Learning Disability, Forensic Psychiatry, and Psychotherapy, as well as common disorders, their assessment and their treatment. Featuring the key points of the Mental Health Act, along with a glossary of terms, Rapid Psychiatry is the ideal refresher, covering just the basic relevant facts.


Section 1: Introduction to psychiatry.


Signs and symptoms.

Psychiatric history.

Mental state examination.


Mini-mental state examination.

Classification systems for mental disorders.

Assessment of suicide risk.

Deliberate self-harm.


Multi-disciplinary team.

Ethical issues.

Mental Capacity Act.

Mental health legislation.

Section 2: Differential diagnosis.

The anxious patient.

The depressed patient.

The elated patient.

The hallucinating patient.

The patient with obsessions/compulsions.

The unresponsive patient.

Section 3: General adult psychiatry.

Anxiety disorders - Agorophobia.

Anxiety disorders - Generalised anxiety disorder.

Anxiety disorders - Social phobia.

Anxiety disorders - Specific phobia.

Chronic fatigue syndrome.

Dissociative disorders.

Eating disorders - Assessment.

Eating disorders - Anorexia nervosa.

Eating disorders - Bulimia nervosa.

Mood disorders - Bipolar affective disorder.

Mood disorders - Depression.

Obsessive compulsive disorder.

Personality disorders.

Postnatal mental disorders - Postnatal blues.

Postnatal mental disorders - Postnatal depression.

Postnatal mental disorders - Puerperal psychosis.

Reactions to stressful events - Abnormal grief reactions.

Reactions to stressful events - Acute stress disorders.

Reactions to stressful events - Adjustment disorder.

Reactions to stressful events - Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).


Somatization disorder.

Substance misuse - assessment.

Substance misuse - alcohol.

Substance misuse - illicit drugs.

Section 4: Neuropsychiatry.


Head injury and associated psychiatric sequelae.

Huntington's disease.

Motor neurone disease.

Multiple sclerosis.

Parkinson's disease.


Wilson's disease.

Section 5: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.

Special considerations for assessment.

Attachment and development.

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.

Child abuse.

Conduct disorder.

Other psychiatric disorders of childhood and adolescence.

Section 6: Old Age Psychiatry.

Special considerations for assessment.




Very-late onset schizophrenia.

Section 7: Psychiatry of Learning disability.

Learning disability.


Down's syndrome.

Genetic disorders.

Section 8: Forensic Psychiatry.

Special considerations for assessment.

Violence and mental disorder.

Risk assessment.

Structure of forensic services.

Legal terms and criminal proceedings.

Section 9: Psychotherapy.

Special considerations for assessment.

Cognitive behavioural therapy.

Psychodynamic psychotherapy.

Supportive psychotherapy.

Section 10: Psychopharmacology.

Introduction - general points on prescribing.

Antidepressants - selective serotonin re-uptake inhibitors (SSRIs).

Antidepressants - tricyclic antidepressants (TCAs).

Antidepressants - monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs).

Antidepressants - others.

Antipsychotics - atypicals.

Antipsychotics - typicals.

Antipsychotics - clozapine.


ADHD medication.

Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT).

Dementia medication.


Medication for alcohol dependence.

Medication for opioid dependence.

Mood stabilisers - carbamazepine.

Mood stabilisers - lithium.

Mood stabilisers - sodium valproate.

Rapid tranquilization.


Culture-specific disorders.

Eponymous syndromes.

Physical disorders - psychological consequences.

Medication - psychological consequences.