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This popular title provides a sound practical guide to the complex world of management in psychiatric practice, and is essential reading for senior trainees and consultants. The editors have brought together a host of knowledgeable and well-known authors who write from their experience in the ever-changing National Health Service. Topics covered include the various skills necessary for running services, such as management of finances, resources and... more...

`The book will be of interest, and easily read by anyone working with a multi-ethnic clientele and should be required reading for anyone in the field of mental health' -Journal of the Canadian Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry `I recommend this book as an important addition to the literature on mental health and on racism…this is a book well worth readying and studying.' - Transcultural Psychiatry Sept 2005 `Kam... more...

Troublesome Disguises examines psychiatric conditions which are not necessarily uncommon, rare or exotic but are challenging for the clinician who may struggle to reach a diagnosis and to set up management strategies. However, with familiarity, these conditions can and should be recognised. This new edition is an exercise in consciousness-raising as well as a warning to beware of diagnostic systems which, despite their many virtues,... more...

Psychiatry in Practice: Education, Experience, and Expertise provides detailed advice and useful tips for early career psychiatrists, and all others who wish to enhance their practical psychiatry skills. Each chapter is written by prominent early career psychiatrists from around the world, offering relevant and timely advice to those who are newly qualified, as well as a global perspective on the practical issues faced today. Covering a variety of... more...

Cultural psychiatry is concerned with understanding the impact of social and cultural differences and similarities on mental illness and its treatments. A person's cultural characteristics can often lead to misunderstandings, influenced by language, non-verbal styles, codes of etiquette and assumptions. There may also be perceived misconceptions and differences in beliefs and values. In order to provide appropriate, sensitive and acceptable services... more...


In psychiatry, as in many other medical disciplines, training is shifting from an emphasis on testing factual knowledge towards a system based on continuing assessment and the acquisition of practical skills and competencies. Workplace Based Assessments in Psychiatric Training describes current approaches to these new assessment systems around the world, provides practical advice regarding their implementation and makes recommendations for future... more...

The recent transformation of postgraduate medical education has changed the landscape of psychiatric training. This handbook is a must for anyone trying to navigate the terrain. It covers a wide range of topics, from ethical reasoning in psychiatry to more practical aspects of coping at a personal level. It informs trainees about liaison with key players in their training and provides an overview of virtually every aspect of the trainees professional... more...

Human migration is a global phenomenon and is on the increase. It occurs as a result of 'push' factors (asylum, natural disaster), or as a result of 'pull' factors (seeking economic or educational improvement). Whatever the cause of the relocation, the outcome requires individuals to adjust to their new surroundings and cope with the stresses involved, and as a result, there is considerable potential for disruption to mental health. This volume... more...

Social psychiatry is concerned with the effects of the social environment on the mental health of the individual, and with the effects of the person with a mental disorder on his/her social environment. The field encompasses social interventions, prevention and the promotion of mental health. This new edition of Principles of Social Psychiatry provides a broad overview of current thinking in this expanding field and will be a source of ideas both in... more...

Cultural factors play a very important role in the way psychiatric symptoms are presented to clinicians and how clinicians deal with them. This book offers practical advice for the individual practitioner. The Dept of Health requires all NHS staff to receive cultural competency training. Some chapters were originally published in the Colleges journal Advances in Psychiatric Treatment and have been updated; some are newly commissioned. Readership... more...