Introductory Textbook of Psychiatry
by Donald W. Black, Nancy C. Andreasen
Thoroughly and scrupulously updated, the sixth edition of the Introductory Textbook of Psychiatry has been reorganized and rewritten to reflect the reformulated DSM-5(R) diagnostic classes, rendering all other texts obsolete. No other introductory psychiatry text incorporates up-to-date information on all of the major disorders, arranged by DSM-5(R) diagnostic class, along with current treatment information. Designed to provide medical students and beginning residents with a solid foundation and orientation to the field, the book has also been proven valuable to a variety of training programs, including advanced registered nurse practitioners, physician assistants, social workers, and psychologists. An abundance of useful features should win this new edition equal popularity and classic status: – The authors are accomplished writers as well as clinicians, and they have produced a volume that is consistent in style, very readable, and highly engaging. The redundancies sometimes encountered in a text with many authors have been avoided.- An exhaustively researched and scientifically rigorous section devoted to the neurobiology and genetics of mental illness has been included, because psychiatry is a scientific, as well as a clinical, discipline. – The detailed introduction to the psychiatric interview provides interviewing techniques, tips on taking the clinical history, and specific questions that may be asked to elicit information useful to diagnosis.- New medications have been released since the last edition, and more has been learned about existing drugs. All are addressed in detail here. – A host of reader-friendly features — including interesting case vignettes, clinical points, chapter-by-chapter self-assessment questions, an up-to-date glossary of terms, and dozens of tables and figures — promote learning and help the reader to gauge progress. Those studying for their board examinations will find them especially helpful.
Grounded in the authors’ long clinical experience and scholarly expertise, the Introductory Textbook of Psychiatry is a pedagogically sound and beautifully written text that is equal to the science and mystery of its subject. A new generation of medical students and residents will find it as interesting as it is indispensable.
The American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Psychiatry
by Robert E. Hales, Stuart C. Yudofsky, Laura Weiss Roberts
With its sixth edition, The American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Psychiatry, the definitive reference for students, residents, and clinicians, introduces a new generation of textbooks for the field. The only comprehensive psychiatry textbook to integrate all the new DSM-5® criteria, this acclaimed gold standard has been revised, updated, and restructured to serve as a practical, authoritative guide for a new era in psychiatric education and practice. Key features include the following: The only comprehensive psychiatry textbook to be based on all the new DSM-5® criteria Serves as a companion book to DSM-5®: DSM-5® readers seeking to learn more about treatment can turn to the Textbook Part II, which discusses psychiatric disorders, parallels exactly the organizational format of DSM-5® 17 DSM-5® Task Force and Work Group members are chapter authors More than 70 new authors, including the leading authorities in their specialties with outstanding expertise in research, education, and treatment Concise yet comprehensive coverage of the topics most relevant to clinical practice Six new chapters, including “DSM-5® as a Framework for Psychiatric Diagnosis,” “Trauma- and Stressor-Related Disorders,” “Neurodevelopmental Disorders,” and “Mentalization Therapy” The latest evidence-based findings and standards of care for assessment and development, psychiatric disorders, treatments, and special populations “Key Clinical Points” at the end of each chapter Designed so readers can easily find and acquire information Streamlined, user-friendly format rich in easy-to-view features Recommended Web sites and readings for clinicians and patients in every chapter Ideal for psychiatry board preparation
The American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Psychiatry, Sixth Edition, continues the tradition of leading the field as the most authoritative, inclusive, relevant, and practical reference available.
Shorter Oxford Textbook of Psychiatry
by Philip Cowen, Paul Harrison, Tom Burns
Study Guide to Introductory Psychiatry
by Donald W. Black, Jordan G. Cates
Designed and written for the student new to psychiatry, the Introductory Textbook of Psychiatry, Sixth Edition provides a concise summary of diagnosis and classification, interviewing and assessment, the neurobiological basis of psychiatry, the various psychiatric disorders, treatment modalities, psychotropic medications, and much more — all in a DSM-5®-compatible format. The Study Guide to this bestselling text is similarly structured and written to enhance comprehension and consolidation of the knowledge acquired from the text. The format replicates what might be encountered in specialty-certifying exams, with each question followed by multiple-choice responses, including plausible “distractors.” In the answer guide, the question is repeated and the answer is then provided, along with the reasoning for the correct response and why the other answers are incorrect. Each question is linked to a page in the textbook, making it easy for the reader to further review the topic.
As an ancillary resource, the book has much to recommend it: Although uniquely useful for medical students, beginning psychiatry residents, and those studying for board exams, the Study Guide can be used equally well in a variety of training programs, including advanced practice nursing, physician assistant programs, social work, and psychology. The authors of the text are accomplished writers as well as clinicians, and the book is valued for its engaging writing style and consistent structure. The Study Guide mirrors these strengths, and the resulting volume is accessible, easy to use, interesting, and highly readable. The guide builds on the text’s many case vignettes, useful clinical “pearls,” and a multitude of self-assessment questions, covering everything a student new to psychiatry needs to know.
The Introductory Textbook of Psychiatry is designed to provide medical students, beginning residents, and others with a solid foundation and orientation to the field, and the Study Guide is the perfect companion volume to the classic text, reinforcing critical concepts and testing retention of indispensable information.