This revised text presents student doctors, mental health nurses, social workers, occupational therapists, mental health advocates and mental health therapists with a problem-based approach to psychiatry. It contains numerous case studies, allowing a problem-based approach to core information and reflecting the processes that underlie clinical decision making. This second edition is upgraded, expanded and updated, including details of the best modern web based resources. Its problem-based approach to teaching is at the forefront of the delivery of modern medical school curricula, and includes additional new case scenarios and current opinion on mental disorders and their treatment using both drug therapy and psychotherapy. It fully reflects the latest practice and recent changes in mental health provision.

chapter 1|28 pages

The fundamentals of psychiatry

chapter 2|18 pages

Organic psychiatry

chapter 3|18 pages

Mood disorders

chapter 4|12 pages

Anxiety disorders

chapter 5|18 pages


chapter 6|12 pages

Eating disorders

chapter 7|14 pages


chapter 8|8 pages

Post-traumatic stress disorder

chapter 9|10 pages

Suicide and deliberate self-harm

chapter 10|12 pages

Psychiatry in old age

chapter 11|10 pages

Child and adolescent psychiatry

chapter 12|14 pages


chapter 13|14 pages

Physical treatments

chapter 14|10 pages


chapter 15|10 pages

Mental retardation

chapter 16|12 pages

The history of psychiatry

chapter 17|10 pages

Sexual aspects of psychiatry

chapter 18|12 pages

Psychiatry: ethics and the law