An Introduction to the Practice of Psychiatry in Africa

An Introduction to the Practice of Psychiatry in Africa

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Author: Philip Renison Opondo
Length: 200 page(s)
Written: July 2016
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Category: Medical & Health » Psychology & Psychotherapy  |  Work: Textbook
Keywords: Signs and symptoms of mental illness, Assessment of the psychiatric patient, Schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders, Mood (affective disorders), Anxiety and neurotic trauma and stress related disorders, Somatoform disorders, Alcohol and substance use disorders, Suicide and deliberate self-harm, Cognitive disorders, Psychiatric aspects of Hiv and Aids, Epilepsy and psychiatry, Childhood and adolescent disorders, Personality disorders, Sexual disorders, Eating disorders, Sleep disorders, Legal and ethical issues in Psychiatry, Drug treatments in Psychiatry, Intellectual disability (mental retardation), Psychological methods of treatment, violent and aggressive patient, psychiatry

Book gives practical hints on psychiatric diagnosis and management.

This book is a handy introduction to the practice of Psychiatry especially in resource limited settings in Africa. It covers the basic conditions one is likely to come across at the primary care level and gives practical hints on their diagnosis and management. Its pocket size enables one to carry it around as a quick reference and revision guide.
It’s easy and readable non-technical style makes it suitable for anyone interested in a basic understanding of psychiatric conditions and their management.

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Dr. Philip Opondo is Assistant Programme Director, Department of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine at the University of Botswana and Adjunct Assistant Professor of Psychiatry in the Associated Faculty of the Perelman School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania.
He has had extensive experience practicing and teaching psychiatry both in Kenya and Botswana.
This book arose out of his experiences practicing psychiatry in the public sector and teaching medical students and is aimed at medical officers, medical students, clinical officers and Psychiatric nurses both qualified and in training.

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