ISBN : 9780198806080
Loved and recommended by medical students, the second edition of Psychiatry PRN: Principles, Reality, Next Steps is an undergraduate textbook, a guide to working with patients and an OSCE revision tool all in one.
Each psychiatric disorder is illustrated with key facts, tips, and case studies which bring diagnostic criteria and symptoms to life. Unique illustrations convey the patients lived experiences and give real insight into psychiatric conditions. With empathy, professionalism, and pragmatism, the authors guide the reader on how to approach patients, what to do, and what not to do. Each section ends with step-by-step questions to ask patients both in real life and in OSCE exams.
Praised for its accessible and clear writing style, this guide covers everything you need to take comprehensive psychiatric histories from patients with a variety of psychopathologies. Supporting videos illustrate clinical skills for placements and to prepare for exams.
Small enough to carry around Psychiatry PRN gives medical students everything they need for life on the wards. It is also highly useful for student nurses, social workers, and OTs.
Part 1 Overview in psychiatry
1 Psychiatric assessment
3 Essential interview skills
4 How to succeed in psychiatric OSCEs
5 Classification and diagnosis
6 Mental health and the law
7 A career in psychiatry
Part 2 Clinical conditions: principles, reality, next steps
8 Affective disorders
9 Suicide and self-harm
11 Substance misuse psychiatry
12 Organic psychiatry
13 Old age psychiatry
14 Anxiety, obsessions, and reactions to stress
15 Medically unexplained symptoms
16 Eating disorders
17 Psychosexual disorders
18 Problems following childbirth
19 Learning disability
20 Child and adolescent psychiatry
21 Personality disorders
22 Forensic psychiatry