David Semple, Consultant Psychiatrist, Department of Psychiatry, University of Edinburgh, Royal Edinburgh Hospital, UK,Roger Smyth, Consultant Psychiatrist, Department of Psychological Medicine, Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, UK,Basant Puri, Professor of Medicine and Honorary Clinical ResearchFellow, Hammersmith Hospital and Imperial College London, UK
Dr David Semple was born and educated in Coleraine, Northern Ireland, studying Medicine at the University of Edinburgh from 1987-1992. He trained in Psychiatry in the Borders/South East Scotland during which time he conducted research funded by Wellcome into the long-term effects of ecstasy. During his time as a Lecturer/Specialist Registrar based at the Royal Edinburgh Hospital/University of Edinburgh he wrote the first edition of the Oxford Handbook of Psychiatry with a group of friends including close collaborator Dr Roger Smyth. Dr Semple was appointed to his current post as a Consultant General Adult Psychiatrist at Hairmyres Hospital in 2004.
Dr Roger Smyth was born and educated in Belfast, Northern Ireland and came to Scotland to study Medicine at the University of Edinburgh. He trained in Psychiatry in South East Scotland. Together with a group of friends and colleagues he wrote the first edition of the Oxford Handbook of Psychiatry. Dr Smyth took up his first Consultant Psychiatrist post in St John's Hospital, Livingston in 2004, and moved to the Department of Psychological Medicine at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh in 2006 to specialise in Liaison Psychiatry.
Basant Puri is Professor of Medicine and Honorary Clinical Research Fellow, Hammersmith Hospital and Imperial College London, UK.
Oxford Handbook of Psychiatry 1. Thinking about psychiatry 2. Psychiatric assessment 3. Symptoms of psychiatric illness 4. Evidence-based psychiatry 5. Organic illness 6. Schizophrenia and related psychoses 7. Depressive illness 8. Bipolar illness 9. Anxiety and stress-related disorders 10. Eating and impulse-control disorders 11. Sleep disorders 12. Sexual disorders 13. Personality disorders 14. Old age psychiatry 15. Substance misuse 16. Child and adolescent psychiatry 17. Forensic psychiatry 18. Learning disability 19. Liaison psychiatry 20. Psychotherapy 21. Legal issues 22. Transcultural psychiatry 23. Therapeutic issues 24. Difficult and urgent situations 25. Useful resources 26. ICD-10/DSM-IV index Drugs in Psychiatry 1. Drug treatment and psychiatry 2. The principles of psychopharmacology 3. Non-depot antipsychotic drugs 4. Antipsychotic depot injections 5. Treatment-resistant schizophrenia 6. Antimanic drugs 7. Tricyclic and related antidepressant drugs 8. Monoamine-oxidase inhibitors 9. Selective serotonin re-uptake inhibitors 10. Other and newer antidepressant drugs 11. Treatment-resistant depression 12. Other drugs used in psychiatry