Download e-book for iPad: Psychiatry by Neel L Burton

By Neel L Burton

ISBN-10: 1405190965

ISBN-13: 9781405190961

''This publication is especially assorted from any clinical textbook you have ever learn… its maximum advantage is to have single-handedly reworked the notion of psychiatry from that of Cinderella speciality to that of most popular speciality on offer.''

Following within the footsteps of the groundbreaking first variation, this moment version of Psychiatry is a accomplished textbook of psychological well-being that brings its topic alive with a variety of case reviews, pictures and images, and brief references from the humanities, heritage, and philosophy. those not just facilitate studying and memorisation, but in addition spotlight the subjective event of psychological disorder, and stimulate suggestion into the character of the human experience.

Based on vast suggestions from scholars and teachers, this moment variation locations better emphasis on mental remedies, scientific abilities, and examination good fortune, and integrates greater than 350 self-assessment questions.

Other very important positive factors include:

  • A transparent and tasty structure with color coding and color pictures and photographs
  • Learning targets, boxed summaries, and self-assessment questions in each chapter
  • Step-by-step insurance of the psychiatric background, psychological kingdom exam, and formula, with an built-in account of the signs of psychological issues and a version case history
  • Clinical skills/OSCE bins on capabilities akin to enquiring approximately delusions and hallucinations, assessing suicidal chance, and assessing capacity
  • Greater assurance of psychiatric subspecialties
  • An multiplied bankruptcy at the historical past of psychiatry with introductions to Freud and Jung

Psychiatry is the excellent textbook for clinical scholars, junior medical professionals, GPs, and all healthcare pros wanting a radical account of psychological problems

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He has manipulated the society to support his fiction. An insane man is one whose fiction is supported by nobody; he is alone so you have to put him in the madhouse. Reportedly said by Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh (1931−1990), quoted from Anthony Storr, Feet of Clay: A Study of Gurus (1997), HarperCollins The antipsychiatry movement The antipsychiatry movement took hold in the 1960s and early 1970s. Spearheaded by Thomas Szasz (1920−, author of The Myth of Mental Illness) and others, it claimed that severe mental disorder, especially schizophrenia, was little more than an attempt to medicalise and thereby control socially undesirable behaviour.

Use a formulation such as, 2 20 2 Chapter 2 Patient assessment People with problems similar to those that you have been describing often feel that life is no longer worth living. Have you felt that life is no longer worth living? If yes, this should be explored further (see Chapter 6). Asking about suicide is very unlikely to suggest the idea to the patient ● Ideas of harm to others. g. butterflies, giddiness, clamminess, palpitations, difficulty catching breath. A good screening question for anxiety is, Are there times when you become very anxious or frightened?

The advantages of community care are clear. By shifting the emphasis from a person’s mental illness to his or her strengths and life aspirations, community care promotes independence and self-reliance, while discouraging isolation and institutionalisation and reducing stigmatisation. On the other hand, a lack of mental health staff and resources can in some cases shift the burden of care onto informal carers, such as relatives and friends, and make it especially difficult to care for those most in need, such as the isolated or the homeless.

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