The Maudsley Handbook of Practical Psychiatry

The Maudsley Handbook of Practical Psychiatry

Gareth Owen, Simon Wessely, and Robin Murray

Print publication date: Sep 2014

ISBN: 9780199661701

Publisher: Oxford University Press


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.