A Short Introduction to Psychiatry
By (author) Linda Gask
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Short Introduction to Psychiatry by Linda Gask
Book DescriptionA Short Introduction to Psychiatry is designed to give readers a clear picture of the profession of psychiatry as it is today as well as an understanding of the subject from which to develop further study. The author describes the development of the profession, the route to qualification and the scope of contemporary practice, including the work done by psychiatrists in a range of specialisms - from child psychiatry to addiction services and forensic psychiatry. Drawing on the experience of people who have been through psychiatric treatment, the book also explores what psychiatry is like from the patient's/user's perspective. Many criticisms have been levelled against the profession and the author, Linda Gask, summarizes key debates which have been and continue to be played out between psychiatry's critics and its defenders. A Short Introduction to Psychiatry is for anyone looking into psychiatry for the first time, whether with a view to training or out of more general interest.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780761971399
(216mm x 138mm x 13mm)
Imprint: SAGE Publications Ltd
Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd
Publish Date: 22-Jun-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Linda Gask
Other Side of Silence, Paperback (September 2015)
Having spent her life trying to patch up the souls of others, psychiatrist Linda Gask eventually learnt to focus on her own depression and take care of herself, too. Artfully crafted and told with warmth and honesty, this is the story of Linda's journey, interwoven with insights into her patients' diverse experiences of depression.
ABC of Anxiety and Depression, Paperback (September 2014)
Offers a practical guide to the assessment, treatment and management of patients with anxiety and depression as they commonly present in primary care. This book begins with an introduction to views on the understanding of anxiety and depression.
Teaching Psychiatry, Hardback (December 2010)
In psychiatry, as in all of medicine, clinicians are frequently involved in training students and residents yet few have themselves been trained in pedagogy. Improving the quality of psychiatric education should both improve the quality of psychiatric care and make the profession more attractive to medical students.
Primary Care Mental Health, Hardback (October 2009)» View all books by Linda Gask
Primary care is the first port of call for people with mental health problems and it plays an increasingly important role in the provision of care - for both common and very severe problems. This textbook of mental health and the primary care setting provides practical advice for the clinician - especially useful for GPs.
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Author Biography - Linda Gask
Linda Gask is Reader in Psychiatry at the University of Manchester and has been a Consultant Psychiatrist for ten years.
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