By (author): David Gill
Hughes’ Outline of Psychiatry, FifthEdition presents a comprehensive account of currentpractice in psychiatry, summarising up-to-date knowledge ofthe subject in a concise way.
Part I touches on general classification, causes andprevention of mental disorders. It also outlines the basics of thepsychiatric interview, examination and investigation. Part II givesan overview of the most common clinical syndromes, coveringfrequency, epidemiology, causes, clinical features, clinical types,diagnostic criteria, differential diagnosis and treatment for eachdisorder. Part III focuses on all different treatment options, fromPsychological Treatment to Psychosurgery.
This new edition of a well-established and well-received book isan invaluable textbook for medical and psychology students,trainees and psychologists. It is also a helpful resource formental health nurses, professionals working in health servicemanagement and occupational therapy, general practitioners, andother non-specialists who need grounding in all practical aspectsof mental health care.
From the reviews of the previous edition:
“The chapters are well structured, maintaining abalance between remaining comprehensive and interesting. Theaddition of illustrative case histories is welcome… a highlyrecommended text” JOURNAL OF SOCIAL PSYCHIATRY
“…very easy to read and the general layout isexcellent… useful as a quicksummary…” THE BRITISH JOURNAL OFPSYCHIATRY
Hughes’ Outline of Modern Psychiatry, 5th Edition PDF