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A Guide to Psychiatric Examination, 1st Edition

Authors :
Carmelo Aquilina & Gavin Tucker
Date of Publication: 09/2021
"Nothing provides a better foundation for good mental healthcare than access to a range of excellent supervisors and role models. This text is liking having a supervisor in your pocket" Roderick McKay, Past Binational Chair, RANZCP Faculty of Psychi ...view more

"Nothing provides a better foundation for good mental healthcare than access to a range of excellent supervisors and role models. This text is liking having a supervisor in your pocket"

Roderick McKay, Past Binational Chair, RANZCP Faculty of Psychiatry of Old Age and Adjunct Senior Lecturer, University of New South Wales, Australia

This guide is for anyone working with people with mental health conditions, covering the techniques needed for a good psychiatric interview and preparing readers to work with specific groups, presentations, and in different settings. It covers everything from the basics of psychiatric assessment through to in-depth topics and how to approach examinations.

This jargon free guide is a practical handbook that can be read quickly and consulted as needed to build confidence. It is ideal for medical students, psychiatric trainees, nurses, and allied health professionals.

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"Nothing provides a better foundation for good mental healthcare than access to a range of excellent supervisors and role models. This text is liking having a supervisor in your pocket"

Roderick McKay, Past Binational Chair, RANZCP Faculty of Psychiatry of Old Age and Adjunct Senior Lecturer, University of New South Wales, Australia

This guide is for anyone working with people with mental health conditions, covering the techniques needed for a good psychiatric interview and preparing readers to work with specific groups, presentations, and in different settings. It covers everything from the basics of psychiatric assessment through to in-depth topics and how to approach examinations.

This jargon free guide is a practical handbook that can be read quickly and consulted as needed to build confidence. It is ideal for medical students, psychiatric trainees, nurses, and allied health professionals.


Key Features
  • Practical guidance on writing reports and communicating your findings effectively
  • Starts from first principles to give a sound foundation for all psychiatric interviews
  • Covers all mental health conditions with both DSM-V and ICD-11 classifications
  • Key topics such as risk assessments, managing difficult encounters, home visits, practising safely
  • Insights into how it feels to be interviewed written by a patient
  • Includes an Enhanced eBook version with purchase. The enhanced eBook allows the end user to access all of the text, figures, and references from the book on a variety of devices.

Author Information
Edited by Carmelo Aquilina, MD, FRCPsych, FRANZCP, Director, Older People’s Mental Health Services, South West Sydney Local Health District, Mental Health Centre Level 1, Liverpool Hospital, New South Wales, Australia and Gavin Tucker, MB BCh BAO, MSc, Core Psychiatry Trainee, South London & Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust, London, United Kingdom