Skip to content
Register Sign in Wishlist
Look Inside Essentials of Physical Health in Psychiatry

Essentials of Physical Health in Psychiatry

Sue Bailey, Dinesh Bhugra
View all contributors
  • Date Published: December 2012
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781908020406


Add to wishlist

Looking for an inspection copy?

This title is not currently available on inspection

Product filter button
About the Authors
  • A practical manual on dealing with physical diseases that commonly affect psychiatric patients. As a psychiatrist, you may be the only medically qualified person caring for your patient. So what do you do when your patient with bipolar disorder also has poorly controlled asthma? Someone taking antipsychotic medication complains of chest pain - what action do you need to take? Your elderly patient with dementia shows signs of respiratory distress following a fall - do you manage this yourself, or arrange a transfer to the emergency department? People with a mental illness or intellectual disability are especially vulnerable to physical illness but may not have easy access to a primary care doctor. All psychiatrists must be able to deal with medical emergencies and minor injuries, interpret basic medical investigations and recognise where and when to get help from a general practitioner or another specialist. Essentials of Physical Health in Psychiatry addresses this need.

    • Presents basic information on common problems that may affect psychiatric patients.
    • Offers recommendations on regular medical review and disease screening
    • Enables readers to have the confidence to deal with common medical emergencies and offers advice on when to refer to a specialist
    Read more

    Customer reviews

    Not yet reviewed

    Be the first to review

    Review was not posted due to profanity


    , create a review

    (If you're not , sign out)

    Please enter the right captcha value
    Please enter a star rating.
    Your review must be a minimum of 12 words.

    How do you rate this item?


    Product details

    • Date Published: December 2012
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781908020406
    • length: 494 pages
    • dimensions: 247 x 190 x 25 mm
    • weight: 1.17kg
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    Foreword Sue Bailey
    Foreword Dinesh Bhugra
    Section I. Improving Physical Health:
    1. Meeting the physical health needs of people with mental disorders and disabilities
    2. Lifestyle and risks to physical health
    3. General practice in the UK
    4. The role of nurses
    5. The role of health professionals allied to medicine
    6. Tobacco smoking
    7. Obesity and weight management
    8. Physical activity
    9. Physical health standards and examination
    10. The neurological examination
    11. Medico-legal aspects of the treatment of patients with mental illness or learning disabilities
    Section II. Medical Specialties:
    12. Cardiovascular disease
    13. Respiratory disease
    14. Neurological disorders
    15. Endocrinology
    16. Diabetes
    17. Hepatology
    18. Blood-borne viruses
    19. Sexual health
    20. Contraception, pregnancy, the puerperium and breastfeeding
    21. Cancer
    Section III. Psychiatric Specialties and Physical Health:
    22. Alcohol
    23. Drug misuse
    24. Physical aspects of mental illness in children and adolescents
    25. Forensic psychiatric services
    26. General adult psychiatry
    27. Intellectual disabilities
    28. Liaison psychiatry
    29. Old age psychiatry
    30. Physical effects of eating disorders
    Section IV. Medical Emergencies and Injuries:
    31. Emergency medicine
    32. Minor injuries.

  • Editors

    Irene Cormac

    David Gray


    Sue Bailey, Dinesh Bhugra

Sign In

Please sign in to access your account


Not already registered? Create an account now. ×

Sorry, this resource is locked

Please register or sign in to request access. If you are having problems accessing these resources please email

Register Sign in
Please note that this file is password protected. You will be asked to input your password on the next screen.

» Proceed

You are now leaving the Cambridge University Press website. Your eBook purchase and download will be completed by our partner Please see the permission section of the catalogue page for details of the print & copy limits on our eBooks.

Continue ×

Continue ×

Continue ×

Find content that relates to you

Join us online

This site uses cookies to improve your experience. Read more Close

Are you sure you want to delete your account?

This cannot be undone.


Thank you for your feedback which will help us improve our service.

If you requested a response, we will make sure to get back to you shortly.

Please fill in the required fields in your feedback submission.