A Short Textbook of Psychiatry

by Niraj Ahuja

The sixth edition of the Short Textbook of Psychiatry has been once again extensively revised and updated. One of the prominent additions of the previous editions continues to stay in this book, namely the inclusion of the International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision, 1992 (ICD-10), World Health Organization, throughout the book. With the kind permission of the American Psychiatric Publishing Inc., the diagnostic criteria from the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual, IV Edition, Text Revision (DSM-IV-TR) have also been included in this edition, wherever appropriate. Significant changes have been made in almost all the chapters, especially in chapters on diagnosis and classification, psychoactive substance use disorders, psychopharmacology, schizophrenia, and other biological methods of treatment. Colored Shaded boxes have been added at various places in the text to highlight the important points in tables and figures. The chapter on psychiatric history and examination now contains a resume of laboratory tests in psychiatry, in additions to other significant changes. The appendices have been revised and contain a glossary of common psychiatric terms. This book has enjoyed a wide distribution among the undergraduate medical students, interns, junior residents, postgraduate psychiatry students, nursing students, psychology and psychiatric social work students, occupational therapy and physiotherapy students, general medical practitioners, other physicians and health professionals in India and some other countries.


Book Detail

Author Author's Affiliation
1. Ahuja Niraj GB Pant Hospital and Associated Maulana Azad Medical College (MAMC) and Lok Nayak Hospital, New Delhi
Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK
Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust; Newcastle University; Northern Core Training Scheme, United Kingdom
Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research, Puducherry, India
ISBN 9788180618710
Speciality Psychiatry
DOI 10.5005/jp/books/10023
Edition 6/e
Publishing Year 2006
Pages 285
Book Type Textbook


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