Psychiatry in Medical Practice provides students with a reliable framework within which to understand the psychiatric illnesses they are likely to encounter in general medical settings and clear guidelines for good practice. This new edition retains many of the valuable features of the first edition but has been thoroughly revised and expanded to cover new topics and treatments. The ICD-10 classification is used throughout. The book includes:
a practical guide to the medical interview
diagnostic criteria for all the common syndromes of psychiatric illness
up-to-date findings from neurochemistry and epidemiology
pocket card summarizing essential information
In straightforward and practical language Psychiatry in Medical Practice demystifies the relationships between the various kinds of mental disorder and provides an excellent introduction to the subject for those students who intend to enter psychiatry or general practice.