The Maudsley Handbook of Practical Psychiatry has long served trainees in psychiatry, presenting them with practical and essential advice. This new online edition of ‘the orange book’ provides guidance on the psychiatric and neuropsychiatric examination and interviewing of adults and children, not just as a central skill, but as the basis for reaching a diagnosis, formulation and defining a treatment plan. It covers special situations, such as dealing with specific patient reactions, and conducting a complicated assessment in cases of self-harm. It concludes with important legal issues and is supported by helpful appendices for ready-reference. It has been revised and rewritten with the full and active involvement of a group of consultant psychiatrists and trainees, making it a highly relevant and practical handbook for psychiatrists at all levels of practice.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 The psychiatric interview with adults Chapter 2 Psychosocial assessments with adults Chapter 3 The psychiatric interview with children Chapter 4 The mental state examination Chapter 5 Neuropsychiatric assessment Chapter 6 The formulation, the summary, and progress notes Chapter 7 Special interview situations Chapter 8 Special problems Chapter 9 Treatments Chapter 10 Mental health law Appendix 1 The AUDIT questionnaire Appendix 2 Addenbrooke’s Cognitive Examination and Abbreviated Mental Test Scoring Appendix 3 The ‘SAD PERSONS’ scale Appendix 4 Alcohol Withdrawal Assessment Scoring Guidelines (CIWA-Ar) Appendix 5 Antipsychotic depot injections: suggested adult doses and frequencies Appendix 6 Equivalent doses, maximum daily doses, and adverse effects of antipsychotics Appendix 7 Clozapine: management of adverse effects