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Psychiatry: a clinical handbook provides all the essential information required for a successful psychiatry rotation. Written by two recently qualified junior doctors and a consultant psychiatrist, the book offers an exam-centred, reader-friendly style backed up with concise clinical guidance. The book covers diagnosis and management based upon the ICD-10 Classification and the latest NICE guidelines. For every psychiatric condition: the diagnostic pathway is provided with suggested phrasing for sensitive questions the relevant clinical features to look out for in the mental state examination are listed a concise definition and basic pathophysiology/aetiology is outlined. The book also boasts a range of features to test your understanding of the subject: Self-assessment questions are provided at the end of each chapter. A common OSCE scenarios chapter with mark schemes, to aid practising with colleagues in preparation for exams. An exam-style questions chapter with detailed answers written by a Consultant Psychiatrist. Printed with an attractive full colour design, the book includes mnemonics, clinical photos, diagrams, OSCE tips and key fact boxes. Psychiatry: a clinical handbook is ideal for medical students, junior doctors and psychiatry trainees. From reviews: "This book excels as a guide for studying, for a variety of reasons. Notably, the pedagogic quality truly benefits from the authors' deliberate use of a variety of formats for presenting information. As a result, nearly any medical student could find this book easy to use." Doody, July 2016 "One of the best psychiatry books I have ever read. It is organised in a neat, concise manner with tables, colours, mnemonics, OSCE tips to name but a few." Amazon reviewer