Description of Practical Psychiatry for Students and Trainees
Are you unsure what to ask in a psychiatric clinical interview and how to ask it? Are you a medical student or trainee doctor that needs a fast hands-on guide to psychiatry? This handbook sets out clinical interviewing skills and clinical tips so you can deliver essential psychiatric care with confidence.
Almost all medical graduates will encounter patients with mental health issues in general medical and surgical settings. Practical Psychiatry for Students and Trainees provides the foundational skillset you need for interviewing, assessing, and initially managing a patient with mental health issues.
Organised into 19 short chapters, this resource leads you logically from how to interview a patient, to the psychiatric conditions likely to be encountered and their treatments. Packed with practical tips and clinical cases from a variety of medical professionals, this text delivers clear guidance and skills.
Written by an experienced psychiatrist and a psychiatric trainee, this book provides you with the core knowledge and skills needed to deliver self-assured care to patients with mental health needs.
About the Author
A. M. O’Dwyer, Consultant Psychiatrist, Psychological Medicine Service, St James’s Hospital, Dublin & Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Trinity College Dublin,
M. Campion, Senior Registrar, Liaison Psychiatry, St James’s Hospital, Dublin & ClinicaLecturer, Psychiatry, Trinity College Dublin