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Published: 09 August 2012

832 Pages


ISBN: 9780199605613

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Shorter Oxford Textbook of Psychiatry

Sixth Edition

Philip Cowen, Paul Harrison, and Tom Burns

  • The Shorter Oxford Textbook of Psychiatry is authored by three of the most experienced clinicians and researchers in European psychiatry whose range of expertise extends from neuroscience to social psychiatry
  • Now in its sixth edition, the content has continually been refined over the years; resulting in a book that gives the reader exactly the material they need for up-to-date knowledge and practice
  • Includes wide coverage, from neuroscience to social psychiatry - focused on scientific areas that are growing in importance as well as current medical and social models of care delivery
  • The book is strong on practical, evidence-based guidance as well as providing succinct analyses of clinical and scientific foundations
  • An authored, rather than edited, book. This has numerous benefits for the reader - in particular a coherence and uniformity and balance that is seldom achieved in edited volumes

New to this Edition:

  • The 6th edition includes more coverage on social psychiatry (as a result of the presence of Tom Burns in the authorship)
  • Updated to include the latest developments in the fast moving fields of genetics and neuroscience, with a balanced discussion of the influence these discoveries will have on clinical psychiatric practice

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