Preface to the second edition. Preface to the first edition. Foreword. Part 1. 1 A brief history of psychiatry. 2 Patient assessment. 3 The delivery of mental health care. Part 2. 4 Schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders. 5 Affective (mood) disorders. 6 Suicide and deliberate self-harm. 7 Neurotic, stress-related, and somatoform disorders (anxiety disorders). 8 Personality disorders. 9 Organic psychiatric disorders (delirium and dementias). 10 Mental retardation (learning disabilities). 11 Substance misuse. 12 Eating, sleep, and sexual disorders. 13 Child and adolescent psychiatry. So, why a career in psychiatry? Self-assessment EMQs. Answers to self-assessment. Answers to EMQs. Appendix: Some psychiatric questionnaires and rating scales. Index.