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The Royal College of Psychiatrists Improving the lives of people with mental illness

Prevention in Psychiatry

Edited by E.S. Paykel and Rachel Jenkins

Price: £12.50

College members' price: £11.25

Published: 1994

Format: paperback

Number of pages: 224

ISBN: 9780902241725

The place of prevention in psychiatry has been problematic, particularly due to the multifactorial causation of most psychiatric disorders, and gaps in knowledge of causes. A balanced appraisal of the evidence and possibilities is sought here, with contributions from experts in a wide range of fields.

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Part I. General issues.

  • Introduction. E.S. Paykel.
  • Principles of prevention. R. Jenkins.
  • Social factors, social interventions and prevention. J. Scott and J. Leff.
  • Genetics. P. McGuffin.
  • Biological causes. E.C. Johnstone.
  • Drug treatment in tertiary prevention. E.C. Johnstone.

Part II. Prevention of specific disorders.

  • Affective disorders. J. Scott and E.S. Paykel.
  • Suicide. K. Hawton.
  • Schizophrenia. E.C. Johnstone and J. Leff.
  • Anxiety disorders. P. Tyrer.
  • Eating disorders. J.H. Lacey.
  • Drug and alcohol-related problems. A. Johns & B. Ritson.

Part III. Prevention in psychiatric specialities.

  • Child psychiatry. I. Kolvin.
  • Mental handicap. K. Day.
  • Old age psychiatry. D. Jolley.
  • Forensic psychiatry. P. Taylor.

Part IV. Prevention in medical settings.

  • General hospitals. K. Lloyd & S. Wessely.
  • Somatisation. C. Bass.
  • Primary care. K. Lloyd & R. Jenkins.


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