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The Diagnosis of Psychosis

The Diagnosis of Psychosis

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  • Date Published: April 2011
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521164849

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  • Psychosis has many causes. Psychiatrists typically receive a thorough training in its diagnosis, but the diagnosis of psychosis secondary to non-psychiatric conditions is often not emphasized. An understanding of the underlying cause is important so that effective management programs can be implemented. The Diagnosis of Psychosis bridges the gap between psychiatry and medicine, providing a comprehensive review of primary and secondary causes of psychosis. It covers both common and rare causes in a clinically focused guide. Useful for both teaching and reference, the text covers physical and mental state examination, describes key investigations, and summarises the non-psychiatric features of medical conditions causing psychosis. Particularly relevant for psychiatrists and trainees in psychiatry, this volume will also assist neurologists and general physicians who encounter psychosis in their practice.

    • Practical guides to the psychiatric interview in psychosis, and to special investigations
    • ICD-10 and DSM-IV diagnostic criteria for primary psychiatric disorders causing psychosis are presented as tables to aid diagnosis and exclusion
    • Internationally applicable flowcharts cover both classification systems, providing a convenient tool to rapidly reach a diagnosis
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    “…Inspiring new book on the diagnosis of psychosis. I have not read any book that covers the material so thoroughly. This book should be required reading for all psychiatry residents…” Doody's Review Services

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    Product details

    • Date Published: April 2011
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521164849
    • length: 400 pages
    • dimensions: 234 x 156 x 11 mm
    • weight: 0.66kg
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    Abbreviations and symbols
    Part I. The Causes of Psychosis:
    1. Introduction
    2. Methods
    3. Delirium
    4. Neurodevelopmental disorders and chromosomal abnormalities
    5. Neurodegenerative disorders
    6. Focal neurological disease
    7. Malignancy
    8. Infectious and postinfectious syndromes
    9. Endocrine disease
    10. Inborn errors of metabolism
    11. Nutritional deficiency
    12. Other acquired metabolic disorders
    13. Autoimmune rheumatic disorders and vasculitides
    14. Other autoimmune encephalopathies
    15. Poisoning
    16. Sleep disorders
    17. Sensory deprivation and impairment
    18. Miscellaneous
    19. Catatonia
    20. Agitation and bizarre behaviour
    21. Primary psychiatric disease
    22. Factitious disorder and malingering
    23. Multiple simultaneous causes of psychosis, and questions of causality
    Part II. A Clinical Approach to the Diagnosis of Psychosis:
    24. History and examination
    25. Initial investigations relevant to psychosis
    26. Putting it together: clinical and paraclinical clues
    27. Further investigations relevant to psychosis
    28. Classificatory approach for psychosis of unknown aetiology
    29. Conclusion
    30. Appendices
    31. References

  • Authors

    Rudolf N. Cardinal, University of Cambridge
    Rudolf N. Cardinal is Academic Clinical Fellow and Specialty Registrar, Department of Psychiatry, University of Cambridge and Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust.

    Edward T. Bullmore, University of Cambridge
    Edward T. Bullmore is Professor of Psychiatry, Department of Psychiatry, University of Cambridge; Clinical Director of the Behavioural and Clinical Neurosciences Institute, Cambridge; and Vice-President of Experimental Medicine and Head of the Clinical Unit, GlaxoSmithKline, Cambridge, UK.

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