Oxford Handbook of Psychiatry 3e and Drugs in Psychiatry 2e Pack

David Semple; Roger Smyth; Basant K. Puri

The Oxford Handbook of Psychiatry 3e and Drugs in Psychiatry 2e are brought together in this great value pack. Fully revised and updated for the new edition, the Oxford Handbook of Psychiatry provides the most up-to-date information clinically relevant to the doctor on the ground. Using a presentation-based format it provides detailed advice on clinical decision making after diagnosis. This handbook is an indispensable companion for any professional working in psychiatric medicine. Covering all major psychiatric conditions and sub-specialties, this handbook provides practical and comprehensive guidelines and in-depth coverage of psychiatric assessment, psychopathology, evidence-based practice, therapeutic issues, and transcultural psychiatry. Fully up-to-date with the latest revisions of the DSM-IV and the ICD10, it is indexed alphabetically by classification codes and acute presentations for quick access. It reflects the recent major changes to psychiatric training and examination as well as the latest drug information. Reviewed by experienced clinicians, and revised by Specialist Trainees, this handbook not only gives expert advice for psychiatry professionals, but is also directly relevant to trainees in psychiatry. For the third edition, new information includes guidance on Adult ADHD, information on new drugs of abuse (e,g, GBL, GHB, mephodrone), and clinical decision-making in the prison setting. With such broad coverage and depth of guidance, this is the must-have pocket guide for all professionals and trainees working in psychiatry. Drugs in Psychiatry is the updated second edition of the practical pocketbook summarizing essential information on all the major drugs currently used in clinical psychiatric practice. Beginning with a brief discussion on drugs in psychiatry, the text moves on to consider the principles of psychopharmacology, which form the foundation of the sound, scientifically based use of drugs in psychiatry. Details are then given, in turn, of the main non-depot antipsychotic drugs, antipsychotic depot injections, antimanic drugs, tricyclic and related antidepressant drugs, monoamine-oxidase inhibitors, selective serotonin re-uptake inhibitors, and other antidepressants. This practical pocketbook is an essential companion for all medical staff involved in psychopharmacology, both for learning and quick reference.


1. Thinking about psychiatry
2. Psychiatric assessment
3. Symptoms of psychiatric illness
4. Evidence-based psychiatry
5. Organic illness
6. Schizophrenia and related psychoses
7. Depressive illness
8. Bipolar illness
9. Anxiety and stress-related disorders
10. Eating and impulse-control disorders
11. Sleep disorders
12. Sexual disorders
13. Personality disorders
14. Old age psychiatry
15. Substance misuse
16. Child and adolescent psychiatry
17. Forensic psychiatry
18. Learning disability
19. Liaison psychiatry
20. Psychotherapy
21. Legal issues
22. Transcultural psychiatry
23. Therapeutic issues
24. Difficult and urgent situations
25. Useful resources
26. ICD-10/DSM-IV index
1. Drug treatment and psychiatry
2. The principles of psychopharmacology
3. Non-depot antipsychotic drugs
4. Antipsychotic depot injections
5. Treatment-resistant schizophrenia
6. Antimanic drugs
7. Tricyclic and related antidepressant drugs
8. Monoamine-oxidase inhibitors
9. Selective serotonin re-uptake inhibitors
10. Other and newer antidepressant drugs
11. Treatment-resistant depression
12. Other drugs used in psychiatry


Dr David Semple was born and educated in Coleraine, Northern Ireland, studying Medicine at the University of Edinburgh from 1987-1992. He trained in Psychiatry in the Borders/South East Scotland during which time he conducted research funded by Wellcome into the long-term effects of ecstasy. During his time as a Lecturer/Specialist Registrar based at the Royal Edinburgh Hospital/University of Edinburgh he wrote the first edition of the Oxford Handbook of Psychiatry with a group of friends including close collaborator Dr Roger Smyth. Dr Semple was appointed to his current post as a Consultant General Adult Psychiatrist at Hairmyres Hospital in 2004.; 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.; Basant Puri is Professor of Medicine and Honorary Clinical Research Fellow, Hammersmith Hospital and Imperial College London, UK.