This textbook of clinical psychiatry aims to provide an introduction to all the clinical topics required by the trainee psychiatrist. It deals mainly with general adult psychiatry, but also includes introductory chapters on the sub-specialities of child psychiatry, mental retardation and forensic psychiatry. The section on general psychiatry includes coverage of organic mental disorders, the major functional mental illnesses, neuroses, personality disorders, psychosexual disorders, dependence on alcohol and drugs and the psychiatry of old age. Throughout, the emphasis is on the basic clinical skills required for the full assessment and understanding of the patient. In this new edition the text has been revised to include recent advances in knowledge and practice, and details of the ICDIO and DSMIIIR classification systems in the sections dealing with clinical syndromes.