A new Australian text that provides a concise introduction to psychiatry, essential for medical students This text aims to provide the reader with a practical introduction to the complex field of psychiatry. Each concise chapter outlines fundamental information which will be invaluable for medical students beginning their psychiatry rotation. The mystery is taken out of challenging presentations such as mood disorders, personality disorders and psychotherapies. The writing style is designed to put the reader at ease and encourage confidence in a discipline that is frequently confronting. The authors are clinical academics who enjoy making the complex understandable. Key Features # A convenient on-the-spot reference book # Concise, informative chapters, each designed to be no longer than 1,000 words # Written in an approachable style ' designed to put the reader at ease Associate Professor Rob Selzer Director of Undergraduate Medical Education, Medicine of the Mind, School of Psychology, Psychiatry and Psychological Medicine and Director Medical Student Programs, Central Clinical School, Bayside Health, Monash University. Associate Professor Steven Ellen Head, Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry, Alfred Health, Prahran, Victoria. Associate Professor, Director of Master of Psychological Medicine Program, School of Psychology, Psychiatry and Psychological Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Monash University. The authors have their own radio program 'radiotherapy' which airs Sundays at 10am on 3RRR (the biggest community radio station in Victoria). It has been running for 12 years.