Oxford Handbook of Psychiatry (4th edition)

ISBN : 9780198795551

David Semple; Roger Smyth
1184 ページ
100 x 180 mm
Oxford Medical Handbooks

This new fourth edition of the Oxford Handbook of Psychiatry is the essential, evidence-based companion to all aspects of psychiatry, from diagnosis and conducting a clinical interview to management by subspecialty. Fully updated to reflect changes to the legislature and classification of psychiatric disorders, and with coverage of the anticipated ICD-11 coding, this Handbook provides the latest advances in both clinical practice and management today.

As in previous editions, the Handbook is indexed alphabetically by ICD-10 and DSM-5 codes,as well as a list of acute presentations for quick access in emergency situations. The practical layout helps the reader in making clinical diagnosis, and suggested differential diagnosis makes this title an invaluable guide to provide reassurance to health professionals when dealing with psychiatric issues.

With a new chapter on Neuropsychiatry and a re-written section on gender dysphoria to reflect the biological and cultural developments in understanding and research since the previous edition, and filled with clinical observations, guidance, and commentary that reflects the authors' practical experiences of working in psychiatry, this Handbook is the indispensable guide for all trainee and practising psychiatrists.


1 Thinking about psychiatry
2 Psychiatric assessment
3 Symptoms of psychiatric illness
4 Neuropsychiatry
5 Schizophrenia and related psychoses
6 Depressive illness
7 Bipolar illness
8 Anxiety and stress-related disorders
9 Eating and impulse-control disorders
10 Sleep-wake disorders
11 Reproductive psychiatry, sexual health, and gender related issues
12 Personality disorders
13 Old age psychiatry
14 Substance misuse
15 Child and adolescent psychiatry
16 Forensic psychiatry
17 Intellectual disability
18 Liaison psychiatry
19 Psychotherapy
20 Legal issues
21 Transcultural psychiatry
22 Therapeutic issues
23 Difficult and urgent situations
24 Useful resources
25 ICD-10/DSM-5 index


Dr Semple graduated in Medicine from Edinburgh University in 1992 and worked in the Neurosciences Department at Dundee Royal Infirmary before starting Psychiatry training on the Lothian Training Scheme. Subsequently he obtained a Wellcome Research Fellowship and afterwards was appointed as a Lecturer in Psychiatry and Honorary Specialist Registrar based at the Royal Edinburgh Hospital. During that time he co-wrote the first edition of the Oxford Handbook of Psychiatry, a text he continues to co-write and co-edit with Dr Roger Smyth. Currently working as a Consultant in General Adult Psychiatry at University Hospital Hairmyres, East Kilbride and an Honorary Fellow of the Division of Psychiatry at Edinburgh, he continues to pursue his clinical and research interests in the areas of neuropsychopharmacology, the management of mood disorders, ECT, disorders of sleep and wakefulness, hallucinations, and psychosis. He was elected to Fellowship of the Royal College of Psychiatrists in 2016.; Dr Roger Smyth was born and educated in Belfast, Northern Ireland and came to Scotland to study Medicine at the University of Edinburgh. He trained in Psychiatry in South East Scotland. Together with a group of friends and colleagues he wrote the first edition of the Oxford Handbook of Psychiatry. Dr Smyth took up his first Consultant Psychiatrist post in St John's Hospital, Livingston in 2004, and moved to the Department of Psychological Medicine at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh in 2006 to specialise in Liaison Psychiatry.