Thursday, 29 October 2020

The new Maudsley Practice Guidelines for Physical Health Conditions in Psychiatry

New: The Maudsley Practice Guidelines for Physical Health Conditions in Psychiatry 

Authors: David M. Taylor, Fiona Gaughran, Toby Pillinger

The Maudsley Practice Guidelines for Physical Health Conditions in Psychiatry provide an evidence-based and practical approach for psychiatric and general practitioners to screen, investigate, and manage common physical health conditions observed in persons with severe mental illness. The book bridges the gap between psychiatric and physical health care for the seriously mentally ill and is written by an extraordinary team of acknowledged professionals in medicine, surgery, pharmacy, dietetics, physiotherapy, and psychiatry.

The Maudsley Practice Guidelines for Physical Health Conditions in Psychiatry cover the following: 

  • Assessment and care guidelines for well over a hundred various medical and surgical presentations encountered often in persons with major mental illness.
  • Physical health emergencies in the psychiatric context.
  • Evidence-based methods for the treatment of psychiatric drugs' physical adverse effects
  • Advice on how to help persons with major mental illness live a healthier lifestyle, such as quitting smoking and making dietary and physical activity modifications.

The Maudsley Practice Guidelines for Physical Health Conditions in Psychiatry is ideal for both psychiatrists and general practitioners who want to enhance the quality of care they deliver to persons with significant mental illness.

The 753-page Book comprises 88 Chapters grouped under 15 parts—each based on a speciality such as cardiology, endocrinology, gastroenterology and emergency medicine. 

About the Authors

David M. Taylor 
BSc, MSc, PhD, FCMHP, FFRPS, FRPharmS, FRCP (Edin)
Director of Pharmacy and Pathology, Maudsley Hospital; and Professor of Psychopharmacology, King’s College, London, UK
Fiona Gaughran
MD, FRCP(I), FRCP (Lon), FRCP (Edin), FRCPsych, FHEA
Lead Consultant Psychiatrist, National Psychosis Service (Bethlem Royal Hospital); 
Director of Research and Development, South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust; 
Reader in Psychopharmacology and Physical Health, King’s College, London, UK
Toby Pillinger 
MA (Oxon), BM BCh, MRCP, PhD
Academic Clinical Fellow, South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust 
and the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, Kings College, London, UK.

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