Forensic Psychiatry

Author: Nigel Eastman
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199562822
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Forensic Psychiatry is an essential interdisciplinary book that is ideal for all trainees in psychiatry, clinical and forensic psychology, and other forensic mental health disciplines as well as for those professionals who work with psychiatrists in a legal setting, particularly members of the legal profession, probation and the police.

Medical Psychotherapy

Author: Jessica Yakeley
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199608385
Format: PDF, ePub
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Medical Psychotherapy draws together succinct descriptions of the major models of psychotherapy, written by specialists who offer an accessible, theoretical, and evidence based depiction of each therapy and its clinical role for patients. Written by the foremost voices on psychotherapy in the UK, this handbook will appeal to specialist trainees in psychiatry and consultants working in psychotherapy, along with psychologists, and allied health professionals.

Oxford Handbook of Psychiatry

Author: David Semple
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199693889
Format: PDF
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This handbook provides portable reassurance to doctors beginning psychiatry. There is helpful advice for the management of difficult and urgent situations, and the text is peppered with clinical observations on the practice of clinical psychiatry and guidance based upon the experience of the authors.

Old Age Psychiatry

Author: Bart Sheehan
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 9780199216529
Format: PDF, ePub
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Psychiatric disorders like dementia and depression are very common among older people. Written by experts in clinical practice, this handbook provides an easy to use and comprehensive account of what is known about these conditions, how clinicians can respond to given situations, and how services can be best organised.

Geriatric Forensic Psychiatry

Author: Jacob Holzer
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199374651
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Geriatric Forensic Psychiatry: Principles and Practice is one of the first texts to provide a comprehensive review of important topics in the intersection of geriatric psychiatry, medicine, clinical neuroscience, forensic psychiatry, and law. It will speak to a broad audience among varied fields, including clinical and forensic psychiatry and mental health professionals, geriatricians and internists, attorneys and courts, regulators, and other professionals working with the older population. Topics addressed in this text, applied to the geriatric population, include clinical forensic evaluation, regulations and laws, civil commitment, different forms of capacity, guardianship, patient rights, medical-legal issues related to treatment, long term care and telemedicine, risk management, patient safety and error reduction, elder driving, sociopathy and aggression, offenders and the adjudication process, criminal evaluations, corrections, ethics, culture, cognitive impairment, substance abuse, trauma, older professionals, high risk behavior, and forensic mental health training and research. Understanding the relationship between clinical issues, laws and regulations, and managing risk and improving safety, will help to serve the growing older population.

Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Author: David Coghill
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 019923499X
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The mental health of young people is very much a growth area, which, as its importance is increasingly recognised, has attracted a health service commitment to provision of a much needed expansion of services. This has resulted in greatly improved services in many areas, and significant increases in staff numbers, including Doctors, Psychologists and Specialist Nurses. In addition, increased recognition of various mental health problems in young peoplesuch as depression/self harm and attention deficit/hyperactivity disorders has meant that there is a need for an increase in the understanding of these disorders in related fields such as paediatrics, general practice and emergency medicine. In order to provide an ongoing high standard ofcare in a contemporary and fast-moving health service, this handbook provides an authoratitive and comprehensive but also rapidly accessible text in this growing speciality.

The Yale Textbook of Public Psychiatry

Author: Jeanne L. Steiner
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0190214678
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Yale Textbook of Public Psychiatry is a comprehensive resource on treatment, rehabilitation, recovery, and public health of persons cared for in organized, publically funded systems of care. Edited and authored by experts in public psychiatry at the Yale Department of Psychiatry, this text provides up-to-date information on clinical work in the public sector. This book will be a useful reference for professionals and students of public psychiatry, administrators, and policy makers.

Vagueness in Psychiatry

Author: Professor of Philosophy Geert Keil
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0198722370
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Blurred boundaries between the normal and the pathological are a recurrent theme in almost every publication concerned with the classification of mental disorders. However, systematic approaches that take into account the philosophical discussions about vagueness are rare. This is the first volume to systematically draw various lines of philosophical and psychiatric inquiry together, including the debates about categorical versus dimensional approaches in current psychiatric classification systems, the principles of psychiatric classification, the problem of prodromal phases and sub-threshold disorders, and the problem of over- diagnosis in psychiatry, and to explore the connections of these debates to philosophical discussions about vagueness. The book consists of three parts. The first part encompasses historical and recent philosophical positions regarding the nature of demarcation problems in nosology. Here, the authors discuss the pros and cons of gradualist approaches to health and disease, and the relevance of philosophical discussions of vagueness for these debates. The second part of the book narrows the focus to psychiatric nosology. The authors approach the vagueness of psychiatric classification by drawing on contentious medical categories, such as PTSD or schizophrenia, and on the dilemmas of day-to-day diagnostic and therapeutic practice. Against this background, the chapters critically evaluate how current revisions of the ICD and DSM manuals conceptualise mental disorders and how they are applied in various contexts. The third part is concerned with social, moral, and legal implications that arise when being mentally ill is a matter of degree. Not surprisingly, the law is ill-equipped to deal with these challenges due to its binary logic. Still, the authors show that there are more and less reasonable ways of dealing with blurred boundaries and of arriving at warranted decisions in hard cases.

Psychiatry in Practice

Author: Andrea Fiorillo
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0191035602
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Psychiatry in Practice: Education, Experience, and Expertise provides detailed advice and useful tips for early career psychiatrists, and all others who wish to enhance their practical psychiatry skills. Each chapter is written by prominent early career psychiatrists from around the world, offering relevant and timely advice to those who are newly qualified, as well as a global perspective on the practical issues faced today. Covering a variety of topics from 'Psychiatric Emergencies' to 'Ethics and clinical practice in psychiatry', chapters include vignettes of scenarios that may be encountered, making this book pertinent and easily applicable to many early career situations. Skills related to personal management and managing resources are often not taught during training but are key to establishing a career in psychiatry - this book will help the new clinician to develop professionally. The emphasis on practicality ensures psychiatrists are prepared for the needs of the modern health service and society at large, and ensures patients across the world experience the best treatment available.

Oxford Textbook of Old Age Psychiatry

Author: Tom Dening
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191006750
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Broad in scope and with global appeal The Oxford Textbook of Old Age Psychiatry, second edition is the definitive resource on old age psychiatry. It comprehensively provides the latest knowledge on the science and practice of treating later life mental disorders, focusing on the health and social issues that arise around ageing, dementia, co-morbidity, dependency, and the end of life in progressively ageing societies across the world. Published in previous incarnations as the much loved Psychiatry in the Elderly, this core resource for all old age psychiatrists, trainees, and other clinical professionals treating older people's mental health, has been fully revised, updated, and significantly expanded. Twelve months inclusive access to the online version, including the full text (which can be browsed by the contents list, index, or searched), links from references to external sources (via PubMed, ISI, and CrossRef), and the ability to download all figures and illustrations into PowerPoint ensures that it remains the leading text on old age psychiatry in the field. Maintaining the classic combination of comprehensive coverage, clear writing style, and the provision of authoritative and up-to-date information from earlier editions, this highly respected volume covers the underpinning basic science, both the neurobiological and social varieties, clinical practice, and specific disorders, as well as providing information on psychiatric services for older people, and medico-legal and ethical issues that often present hard challenges for those treating older patients. Taking a global approach by highlighting both the common burdens and the differences in management from country to country and with a much expanded cast of contributors providing a truly international perspective, The Oxford Textbook of Old Age Psychiatry, second edition includes information on all the latest improvements and changes in the field. New chapters are included to reflect the development of old age care; covering palliative care, the ethics of caring, and living and dying with dementia. Existing chapters have also been revised and updated throughout and additional information is included on brain stimulation therapies, memory clinics and services, and capacity, which now includes all mental capacity and decision making. Providing extensive coverage and written by experts the field, the second edition of the Oxford Textbook of Old Age Psychiatry is an essential resource; no old age psychiatrist, trainee, or anyone working in the field of mental health care for older people should be without a copy on their bookshelf.