Psychiatry (5th edition)

ISBN : 9780198754008

Rebecca McKnight; Jonathan Price; John Geddes
552 ページ
189 x 246 mm

The fifth edition of Psychiatry introduces medical students and junior doctors to the fundamentals of psychiatric knowledge in a patient centred, digestible, and memorable way.

Written by clinicians who deliver front-line patient care and boast years of teaching experience, practical information is informed by theory and research.

Written with an underlying philosophy that positive rapport with patients is central to providing successful psychiatric care this is a trustworthy and lauded guide to diagnosis and management.

Organised into 34 chapters on core topics, information is laid out in a concise, user-friendly format with case studies, and scientific research formatted into boxes for easy access, ensuring students can quickly locate key information for revision and examinations.

Previous First Prize winner for Psychiatry at the British Medical Association Book Awards, this textbook is ideal for those requiring a grounding in the discipline of patient-centred and evidence-based care.


Part 1: Introduction
1 Introduction to psychiatry
2 The scale of the problem
3 Mental disorder and you
Part 2: Assessment
4 Conducting the assessment: setting it up and taking a history
5 Conducting the assessment: examining the patient
6 Thinking about diagnosis
7 Thinking about aetiology
8 Thinking about prognosis
9 Risk assessment and management
10 Communicating your findings
Part 3: Management
11 General aspects of care: settings of care
12 Psychiatry and the law
13 Drugs and other physical treatments
14 Psychological treatment
15 Social treatments
16 Managing acute behavioural disturbance
Part 4: Management of specific groups
17 Child and adolescent psychiatry: general aspects of care
18 Psychiatry of older adults
29 Learning disability
20 People presenting with physical disorder
Part 5: The specific disorders
21 Mood disorders
22 Schizophrenia and related psychotic disorders
23 Reactions to stressful experiences
24 Anxiety and obsessional disorders
25 Medically unexplained physical symptoms
26 Delirium, dementia, and other cognitive disorders
27 Eating disorders
28 Sleep disorders
29 Problems due to use of alcohol and other psychoactive substances
30 Problems of sexuality and gender
31 Personality and its disorders
32 Child and adolescent psychiatry: specific disorders
Part 6: Psychiatry and you
33 Psychiatry and you


Rebecca McKnight studied medicine at the University of Oxford and developed an interest in mental health whilst still an undergraduate. Rebecca is particularly interested in the varied clinical manifestations of mood disorders and the epidemiology of psychiatric conditions. Her main research areas have been in using new technologies to monitor mood, and in the efficacy and safety of lithium therapy in bipolar disorder. Rebecca has trained in general adult psychiatry and as well as clinical work, is active in undergraduate teaching and clinical leadership. Rebecca lives in Oxford with her husband and two young sons. ; Jonathan Price studied medicine at Cambridge and Oxford, completed an undergraduate degree in Physiology and Psychology, and was committed to a career in psychiatry from his first encounter during his undergraduate attachment. Via Shropshire, Nottingham and Birmingham, he returned to Oxford, where he completed his training in adult psychiatry, old age psychiatry, and psychological medicine, and undertook a research fellowship in health services research. He was responsible for the undergraduate course in psychiatry for 16 years, aiming to encourage medical students to pursue a career in a specialty that is absorbing, challenging, moving and inspiring. He now divides his time between Oxford and the hills and waters of North West Wales.; John Geddes is Head of Department and Professor of Epidemiological Psychiatry at Oxford University. He is also Director of NIHR Oxford cognitive health Clinical Research Facility, and Oxford Cognitive Health and Neuroscience Clinical Trial Unit.