Short textbook of psychiatry pdf

 
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  1. Short Textbook of Psychiatry
  2. Ahuja Niraj (ed.) A Short Textbook of Psychiatry
  3. A Short Text Book of Psychiatry by Niraj Ahuja
  4. Shorter Oxford Textbook of Psychiatry 7th Edition

A Short Textbook of. PSYCHIATRY. Seventh Edition. Niraj Ahuja MBBS MD MRCPsych. Consultant Psychiatrist. Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK. Formerly. Associate. A Short Textbook of PSYCHIATRY Every effort has been made to ensure that drug dosage schedules in this book are accurate and conform to the standards. Short Textbook of Psychiatry (Seventh Edition) has made the subject simple and lucid. The book covers a wide range of topics ranging from history of psychiatry.

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Short Textbook Of Psychiatry Pdf

Request PDF on ResearchGate | On Jan 1, , Niraj Ahuja and others published A Short Textbook of Psychiatry. PDF Downloaded, Pathak K. Short textbook of Psychiatry. Indian J The last two chapters are on brief history of psychiatry and index for. The seventh edition of the Short Textbook of Psychiatry has been once again Sui- cides in preddoubwaitravun.ml suicidespdf Neki JS.

However, as recommendations for treatment vary in the light of continuing research and clinical experience, the reader is advised to verify drug dosage schedules contained in the product information sheets included in the package of each drug as well as Summary of Product Characteristics SPC , before any drug is administered. It is the responsibility of the treating physician, relying on experience and knowledge about the patient, to determine the dose s and the best treatment for the patient. Neither the publisher nor the author assumes responsibility for any possible untoward consequences. No part of this publication should be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form or by any means: electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording, or otherwise, without the prior written permission of the author and the publisher. This book has been published in good faith that the material provided by author is original. Every effort is made to ensure accuracy of material, but the publisher, printer and author will not be held responsible for any inadvertent error s. In case of any dispute, all legal matters are to be settled under Delhi jurisdiction only. First Edition: Second Edition: Third Edition: Fourth Edition: Fifth Edition: Sixth Edition: Reprint: Seventh Edition: ISBN: Typeset at JPBMP typesetting unit Printed at For Manisha and Neha Preface to the Seventh Edition It is rather humbling to consider that it has been two decades that the Short Textbook of Psychiatry has enjoyed a wide distribution among the undergraduate medical students, interns, junior residents, postgraduate psychiatry students, nursing students, psychology and psychiatric social work students, occupational therapy and physiotherapy students, general medical practitioners, other physicians and health professionals in India and some other countries. I am really indebted to the many astute readers who have provided a very constructive and useful feedback, along with encouraging comments regarding the existing format and the contents of the book. The seventh edition of the Short Textbook of Psychiatry has been once again extensively revised and updated. Significant changes have been made in almost all the chapters, especially in chapters on diagnosis and classification, psychoactive substance use disorders, psychopharmacology, schizophrenia, mood disorders and other biological methods of treatment. Coloured-shaded boxes have been added at various places in the text to highlight the important points in tables and figures. The chapter on psychiatric history and examination contains a summary of laboratory tests in psychiatry, in additions to other significant changes. The appendices have been revised and contain a glossary of common psychiatric terms. I hope you enjoy reading the book and I warmly welcome critical comments and constructive suggestions.

Before proceeding to look at current classifications of psychiatric disorders, it is important to define what is meant by the term, psychiatric disorder. Thought , Conation i. Action , or Affect i. Feeling , or any disequilibrium between the three domains. However, this simple definition is not very useful in routine clinical practice.

Another way to define a psychiatric disorder or mental disorder is as a clinically significant psychological or behavioural syndrome that causes significant subjective distress, objective disability, or loss of freedom; and which is not merely a socially deviant behaviour or an expected response to a stressful life event e.

Conflicts between the society and the individual are not considered psychiatric disorders. Although slightly lengthy, this definition defines a psychiatric disorder more accurately. Normal mental health, much like normal health, is a rather difficult concept to define.

Reality orientation.

Short Textbook of Psychiatry

Self-awareness and self-knowledge. Self-esteem and self-acceptance. Ability to exercise voluntary control over their behaviour. Ability to form affectionate relationships. Pursuance of productive and goal-directive activities. Although first attempts to classify psychiatric disorders can be traced back to Ayurveda, Plato 4th century BC and Asclepiades 1st century BC , classification in Psychiatry has certainly evolved ever since.

ICD is now available in several versions, the most important of which are listed in Table 1. There are several versions of ICD; some are listed in Table 1.

Some Models of Normality in Mental Health 1. Medical Model Normality as Health: Statistical Model Normality as an Average: Statistically normal mental health falls within two standard deviations SDs of the normal distribution curve for the population.

Ahuja Niraj (ed.) A Short Textbook of Psychiatry

Utopian Model Normality as Utopia: Subjective Model: According to this model, normality is viewed as an absence of distress, disability, or any help-seeking behaviour resulting thereof. This definition is similar in many ways to the medical model. Social Model: Process Model Normality as a Process: This model views normality as a dynamic and changing process, rather than as a static concept. This model can be combined with any other model mentioned here. Continuum Model Normality as a Conti nuum: Normality and mental disorder are considered by this model as falling at the two ends of a continuum, rather than being disparate entities.

For the purpose of this book, it is intended to follow the ICD classification. ICD is easy to follow, has been tested extensively all over the world 51 countries; clinical centres , and has been found to be generally applicable across the globe.

Diagnosis and Classification in Psychiatry 3 Table 1. FF09 Organic, Including Symptomatic, Mental Disorders, such as delirium, dementia, organic amnestic syndrome, and other organic mental disorders. FF19 Mental and Behavioural Disorders due to Psychoactive Substance Use, such as acute intoxication, harmful use, dependence syndrome, withdrawal state, amnestic syndrome, and psychotic disorders due to psychoactive substance use.

Chapters 44 and 45 include Rehabilitation in Psychiatry and Forensic Psychiatry, respectively. Guideline and Algorithm for Psychiatry Treatments is discussed in chapter The last two chapters are on brief history of psychiatry and index for international classification of diseases th edition ICD codes and its equivalent diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders, 4 th edition DSM-IV codes. A valuable set of MCQs included in the last part of the book will definitely help the students who are preparing for various entrance examinations.

This book gives clinical descriptions of both common and a few rare psychiatric disorders.

Important topics like postpartum psychiatric disorders, premenstrual dysphoric disorder, and chronic fatigue syndrome are discussed in detail separately. Important studies, mostly western, are also described in relevant places in order to make it evidence based.

The book also incorporates many recent developments in psychiatry and their impact in clinical practice. References for each topic in a particular chapter are given separately which makes it more reader-friendly. The index makes the use of the book easy, while looking up a specific topic.

A Short Text Book of Psychiatry by Niraj Ahuja

This book is comprehensive in covering the basics of symptomatology, causes, psychiatric diagnosis, pharmacological and psychosocial management, prognosis with important researches in this area. But for the sake of brevity, some significant recent developments are not included.

Readers, particularly PG students of psychiatry, have to consult appropriate reference book for that purpose.

Some chapters e. Chapter 3: Causes of mental disorder are very much succinct and well written. But this is not true for all the chapters. Chapter 45 on Forensic Psychiatry ignored the significant developments in this field in recent years. There is scope for better organization for a few chapters.

To facilitate comprehension of the underlying causes of these disorders, and 3. To aid prediction of the prognosis of psychiatric disorders. This syndromal approach of classification, in the absence of clearly known aetiologies, fulfils these purposes reasonably well. Before proceeding to look at current classifications of psychiatric disorders, it is important to define what is meant by the term, psychiatric disorder.

Thought , Conation i. Action , or Affect i. Feeling , or any disequilibrium between the three domains. However, this simple definition is not very useful in routine clinical practice. Another way to define a psychiatric disorder or mental disorder is as a clinically significant psychological or behavioural syndrome that causes significant subjective distress, objective disability, or loss of freedom; and which is not merely a socially deviant behaviour or an expected response to a stressful life event e.

Shorter Oxford Textbook of Psychiatry 7th Edition

Conflicts between the society and the individual are not considered psychiatric disorders. Although slightly lengthy, this definition defines a psychiatric disorder more accurately.

Normal mental health, much like normal health, is a rather difficult concept to define. Reality orientation.

Self-awareness and self-knowledge. Self-esteem and self-acceptance. Ability to exercise voluntary control over their behaviour. Ability to form affectionate relationships. Pursuance of productive and goal-directive activities.

Although first attempts to classify psychiatric disorders can be traced back to Ayurveda, Plato 4th century BC and Asclepiades 1st century BC , classification in Psychiatry has certainly evolved ever since.

ICD is now available in several versions, the most important of which are listed in Table 1.

There are several versions of ICD; some are listed in Table 1. Statistical Model Normality as an Average : Statistically normal mental health falls within two standard deviations SDs of the normal distribution curve for the population.

Subjective Model: According to this model, normality is viewed as an absence of distress, disability, or any help-seeking behaviour resulting thereof. This definition is similar in many ways to the medical model.

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Process Model Normality as a Process : This model views normality as a dynamic and changing process, rather than as a static concept. This model can be combined with any other model mentioned here. Continuum Model Normality as a Conti nuum : Normality and mental disorder are considered by this model as falling at the two ends of a continuum, rather than being disparate entities.

For the purpose of this book, it is intended to follow the ICD classification. ICD is easy to follow, has been tested extensively all over the world 51 countries; clinical centres , and has been found to be generally applicable across the globe.

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