Here I’ll post links I come across relating to psychiatry and psychology. Let me know of any ones that could be added.
Royal College of Psychiatrists:
- Code of ethics – Royal College of Psychiatrists code of ethics (March 2014)
- Standards on s136 – Standards on the use of Section 136 of the Mental Health Act 1983 (England and Wales) – CR159 (July 2011)
Mental health care clusters
The codes used in mental health clusters
Psychology assessment tools:
Links to various assessments – “Free to use website dedicated to providing psychology professionals, students, and the general public with transparent access to psychological assessment tools.”
The International Classification of Diseases (10th edition) of the World Health Organisation, used throughout the world to classify diseases and other health problems, including mental health problems. This is the classification that’s predominantly used in the UK. It’s free and the current version is available here, including a section on mental health (F00-F99). Here’s the instruction manual (2010). A new version is due in 2015.
The Diagnostic & Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (Fifth Edition) of the American Psychiatric Association, published in May 2013 and used by clinicians and researchers in the United States (and beyond) to diagnose and classify mental disorders and sometimes called the “psychiatric bible” (buy a copy for around US$200). Here’s the APA’s overview of the DSM.
- Trick Cyclists website – Scottish website aimed at psychiatry trainees studying for membership of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, includingl lots of free resources. An interesting insight into what trainee psychiatrists are learning!