Textbook of Psychiatry 3rd Edition
This is a new edition of a successful introductory textbook on the subject of psychiatry. Clearly written and rich in pedagogic features – such as summary boxes, clinical cases and other aid memoirs – this book is tailored to the learning needs of those entering the discipline for the first time. Particularly suitable for medical students, this book will also act as a ‘primer’ for post-graduates first entering the speciality with a view to a long-term career in the discipline.
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The fully revised edition of this highly respected textbook addresses the most important theoretical and empirical debates in the sociology of health and medicine. Chapter by chapter the book examines important issues such as the complexities surrounding health and identity, health inequalities, and the organization and provision of health care. A particular strength of the book is its careful attention to theoretical developments in the field.
The second edition has been rigorously updated to take account of recent theories and evidence in medical sociology. New to this edition are discussions of globalization, individualization, medicalization, new medical technologies and the sociology of the body. The new edition also looks in detail at recent social change and hotly debated explanations for the patterning of health by socioeconomic status, gender and ethnicity. In addition, it examines developments in contemporary health care, including the reconceptualization of patients as consumers.
The result is a text that will be of interest to upper-level undergraduates and postgraduate students in sociology and social policy, as well as students of the allied health professions looking for an in-depth and forward-thinking introduction to medical sociology.
- Chapter 1 Enduring theoretical legacies
- Chapter 2 Contemporary theories of health and medicine in a changing world
- Chapter 3 Feminism, gender theories and health
- Chapter 4 Socio-economic inequalities in health
- Chapter 5 Gender inequalities in health
- Chapter 6 ‘Race’, ethnicity and health
- Chapter 7 Health systems and healthcare in transition
- Chapter 8 Professions in transition
- Chapter 9 The experience of health, illness and healthcare
Part I – The Basics – features the basic principles and facts essential for a good understanding of neurology and neurosurgery and includes sections on relevant neuroanatomy; neurological history and examination; and investigations including neurophysiology and neuroradiology. MRI and CT scans are included throughout the text.
Part II – Complaints: face to face with the patient – features OSCE-style and the viva-voce examination preparation and has chapters on presenting complaints with relevant and selected questions to ask for establishing the differential diagnoses (presented in a table) with basic investigations and management.
Part III – Conditions: applying the basics – presents important clinical conditions with sections on definition; epidemiology; aetiology; associations/risk factors; pathology; history; examination; investigations; management; complications; prognosis and a list of differential diagnoses usually in a table with general clinical information and distinguishing information to exclude the alternative diagnoses.
Each chapter also includes key points to remember and highlights key facts.
Rapid Neurology and Neurosurgery contains only the essential, core, and relevant facts in a concise, pocket-sized, ‘rapid’ refresher providing a thorough foundation of neurology and neurosurgery knowledge allowing you to excel in the examinations.
“PreTest” is the closest you can get to seeing the USMLE Step 1 without actually taking it! Great for course review and the USMLE Step 1, “PreTest” asks the right questions so you’ll know the right answers. You’ll find 500 clinical-vignette style questions and answers along with complete explanations of correct and incorrect answers. The content has been reviewed by students who recently passed their exams, so you know you are studying the most relevant and up-to-date material possible. No other study guide targets what you really need to know in order to pass like “PreTest”! It includes: 500 clinical-vignette style questions and robust answers; “High Yield Facts” section pinpoints must know content for the shelf exam; anatomical illustrations to test your knowledge on neuroanatomy; MRIs and CTs incorporate clinical knowledge of the nervous system.
About the Author
Allan Siegel, PhD is a Professor in the Department of Neurology & Neurosciences, with a joint appointment in the Department of Psychiatry at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School (Newark, NJ). His areas of research interest include neurobiology of aggression and rage; behavioral neuropharmacology; neuroanatomy; limbic system and behavior.
This is the field’s most trusted and comprehensive pocket guide to treating common and rare problems in newborns – expanded and updated. “A copy of this reference should be kept readily available in the newborn unit. It is a potent learning tool for NCU students.” (Family Medicine review of an earlier edition). A true essential for twenty-five years, this streamlined pocket reference provides logically organized, quickly retrievable information on basic and advanced management techniques for the neonate. Featuring a convenient outline approach that puts key information at your fingertips, this quick reference covers everything you need to know about on-call neonatal problems, procedures, diseases and disorders, and pharmacology. Features: new International editorial board; new chapters on therapeutic hypothermia, laryngeal mask airway, extravasation and infiltration, transillumination, transpyloric intubation, pain in the neonate, coagulation disorders, transient neonatalmyasthenia gravis, pertussis, and tuberculosis; new full-color images of neonatal rashes and dermatologic problems; new Immunization tables; an “On Call” section presenting 34 common and serious patient management issues with guidelines for rapid diagnosis and treatment; cutting-edge strategies for management of specific respiratory syndromes; one of the most comprehensive listings of neonatal medications available anywhere; and valuable appendices, including Abbreviations Used in Neonatology, Blood Pressure Determinations, Isolation Guidelines, and more.