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Psychiatry 

Psychiatry
Chapter:
Psychiatry
Author(s):

Andrew Baldwin

, Nina Hjelde

, Charlotte Goumalatsou

, and Gil Myers

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780198719021.003.0004
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date: 25 August 2019

This chapter discusses psychiatry. It outlines psychiatric history skills (principles, mental state exam, risk assessment, confidentiality, and physical ecamination), assessment of psychiatric symptoms (descriptive psychopathology, classification of disorders (ICD-10, DSM-V)), community psychiatry (community care, schizophrenia, depression, bipolar affective disorder, anxiety, OCD, and PTSD, and the withdrawal of psychotropics), emergency department psychiatry (suicide and suicidal ideation, deliberate self-harm, crisis intervention, urgent psychiatry situations, and managing violence), liaison psychiatry and organix illness (delirium and dementia), child and adolescent psychiatry (depression, psychosis, behavioural difficulties, sleep disorders, ASD, and ADHD), psychiatric subspecialties (substance and alcohol misuse, intellectual disability, personality disorders, eating disorders, psychosexual disorders, and perinatal disorders), psychological treatment and psychotherapy (cognitive therapy, behavioural therapy, dynamic psychotherapy, systemic/family therapy, counselling and supportive psychotherapy, group psychotherapy, play and art therapy), and mental health and the law (compulsory hospitalisation, consent, capacity, and the Mental Health Act).

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