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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Community Psychiatry Any classification of psychiatric disorders, like that of medical illnesses, should ideally be based on aetiology. For a large majority of psychiatric disorders, no distinct aetiology is known at present, although there are many attractive probabilities for several of them.

Therefore, one of the most rational ways to classify psychiatric disorders at present is probably syndromal. A syndrome is defined as a group of symptoms and signs that often occur together, and delineate a recognisable clinical condition. The syndromal approach of classifying psychiatric disorders, on the basis of their clinical signs and symptoms, is very similar to the historical approach of classification of medical illnesses, when aetiology of a majority of medical illnesses was still obscure.

There are three major purposes of classification of psychiatric disorders: 1. To enable communication regarding the diagnosis of disorders, 2.

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.

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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. Self-awareness and self-knowledge. Self-esteem and self-acceptance.

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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. 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.

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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. FF29 Schizophrenia, Schizotypal and Delusional Disorders, such as schizophrenia, schizotypal disorder, persistent delusional disorders, acute and transient psychotic disorders, induced delusional disorder, and schizo-affective disorders.

FF39 Mood Affective Disorders, such as manic episode, depressive episode, bipolar affective disorder, recurrent depressive disorder, and persistent mood disorder. FF48 Neurotic, Stress-related and Somatoform Disorders There is no category with code number F49 , such as anxiety disorders, phobic anxiety disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorder, dissociative conversion disorders, somatoform disorders, reaction to stress, and adjustment disorders, and other neurotic disorders.

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. 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. Similarly, the persons with disabilities Act is not mentioned. There are many positive developments in the arena of National Mental Health Programme in India in the 10 th and 11 th five-year plan.

The index needs to be revised. It is found that for many topics it is either not included or incomplete. Printing mistakes are few in this book. Care should be taken in the next edition to avoid some printing anomalies like repetition of phrases which at times is distracting to the readers e. It is understood that it is a tough job to edit a book with several contributors.

At several places in this edition, there are repetitions of paragraphs, particularly in the portions of pharmacological managements of different illnesses e. The unwanted repetitions could have been avoided. The size of the volume would have been reduced by few pages if drugs had been discussed together in Chapter 43 under Psychopharmacology and only the specific points had been included in special areas, e.

Old age psychiatry, Child psychiatry, etc. Inclusion of dosage of a particular molecule in children or during pregnancy under Old age psychiatry is totally unwarranted e.This book gives clinical descriptions of both common and a few rare psychiatric disorders.

This book has been published in good faith that the material provided by author is original. Emergency Psychiatry 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.

Abstract This book provides an up-to-date, authoritative, and highly readable overview of psychiatry, suitable for all psychiatrists, as well as medical students, general practitioners, and other mental health professionals. 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.

Diagnostic Criteria for Short textbook of Psychiatry. Disorders of Adult Personality and Behaviour I hope you enjoy reading the book and I warmly welcome critical comments and constructive suggestions.

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