By Denis Leigh MD BSc FRCP, C. M. B. Pare MD FRCP DPM (auth.), Denis Leigh MD BSc FRCP, C. M. B. Pare MD FRCP DPM, John Marks MA MD MRCP FRCPath (eds.)

ISBN-10: 0852004524

ISBN-13: 9780852004524

ISBN-10: 9401159130

ISBN-13: 9789401159135

Psychiatry is a self-discipline that crosses many frontiers, concerning a be aware of­ ledge of the anatomy, body structure and biochemistry of the apprehensive process, of basic drugs, of sociology, of psychology, of the legislation and of all these topics which include the behavioural sciences. in addition, within the box of psychiatry the explosion of data has ended in a rise in precise­ ization in sub-disciplines. To all these drawn to psychiatry this range reasons genuine difficulties. they could need to seek advice a wide selection of resources prior to discovering the reply to what might be in truth a comparatively easy query. This encyclopaedia goals at delivering basic solutions to the numerous questions which can come up. The editors desire to pressure that this isn't meant to be a sophisticated treatise at the trivialities of the topic. there'll be entries with the contents of which a few specialists may possibly disagree; others that could appear to err at the aspect of simplicity or of puppy­ matism. For no matter what imperfections there's, the editors take complete accountability. They desire that no significant subject matters were passed over and that the insurance is adequately entire as to supply the reader, no matter if he be without delay concerned with psychiatry or now not, with an invaluable and sensible consultant to the subject.

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A Concise Encyclopaedia of Psychiatry by Denis Leigh MD BSc FRCP, C. M. B. Pare MD FRCP DPM (auth.), Denis Leigh MD BSc FRCP, C. M. B. Pare MD FRCP DPM, John Marks MA MD MRCP FRCPath (eds.)

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