Psychiatry

Psychiatry
Applying to Psychiatry Training
Do you have an interest in human behaviour? Did you go into medicine to speak to...
Delirium
Delirium
Acute confusion, otherwise known as delirium, is very common in hospitals: 20-30%...
Mental State Examination
Mental State Examination
The mental state examination (MSE) is an observational assessment of a patient’s...
History
How to take a psychiatric history
Psychiatry, as a specialty is unique in that diagnostic methods, rely very heavily...
Self-Discharge
Self-discharge
Frequently patients wish to self-discharge from hospitals. This article pertains...
Paracetamol Overdose
Paracetamol Overdose
As an FY1, you will encounter these either during clerking shifts or you may look...
Aggressive
Management of the Aggressive Patient
At times as a junior doctor, you will be faced with the management of patients displaying...
Mental Health Act
Sections of the Mental Health Act 1983/2007
What is the MHA? It is legislation that governs patients’ Compulsory detention Treatment...
Risk
Risk assessment
Determining the risk of harm to the patient, and sometimes to others, is an essential...
Self Harm
Self Harm
The most common place you will see a patient who has self-harmed is in ED, where...
Mental Health 1
Psychosis
Psychosis refers to patients suffering a loss of contact with reality. It affects...
Psychotropic medication
Psychotropic medication
Psychotropic medication includes some of the most commonly prescribed medication...
Mental Health 3
Anxiety disorders
Anxiety is a commonly experienced symptom as part of the body’s reaction to...
Mental Health 2
Mood (affective) disorders
In this article, we cover depressive disorders, bipolar affective disorder and schizoaffective...

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