ABOUT THIS BOOK
- Selling point: Extensive boxes and tables features case-studies, interview questions and DSM guidelines ideal for review and exam study needs
- Selling point: Demonstrates an appropriate textual balance between the psychodynamic and biologic aspects of psychiatry.
- Selling point: Practical, balanced, and down-to-earth tone, perfect for the medical student not specializing in psychiatry
- Selling point: Edited by two well-known Columbia University professors who direct medical student education in psychiatry
Designed specifically for medical students, as well as other trainees in the health professions, including social workers, occupational therapists, and psychiatric residents, Psychiatry 2e is a dynamic introductory textbook in psychiatry. Ideally suited for first and second year medical students during their psychopathology course and third year medical students during their psychiatry clerkship, the material, including extensive tables, is presented in a clear, concise and practical manner perfect for exam preparation. The authors provide a thorough yet concise introduction to clinical psychiatry, focusing on basic clinical skills like recognition and assessment of psychiatric illness. Clinically relevant information is emphasized, including practical interviewing techniques.
Psychiatry 2e also uses case studies, DSM-IV guidelines, and extensive tables offset from the text to act as a comprehensive yet concise guide for the busy medical student studying for exams. In addition, the second edition includes a new chapter devoted to child and adolescent psychiatry and the authors have expanded their coverage of cultural and geriatric issues in psychiatry. A broader discussion of the psychotherapies is also included, in recognition of the increasing role that cognitive behavior therapy plays in the treatment of many psychiatric conditions. Written by two well-known Columbia University Professors who direct medical student education in psychiatry, the tone is balanced and practical, perfect for the medical student not specializing in psychiatry.
Readership: Third-year medical students who are completing a psychiatry clerkship
Janis Cutler, Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry Co-Dire, College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia Uni, and Eric Marcus, Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Social Medici, College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia Uni versity
"I have read numerous books intended as introductions to psychiatry, but few can match this one's superb combination of conciseness and clarity...Medical students, psychiatry residents, and all mental health workers early in their training would benefit tremendously from adding this book to their collection." - Doody's Notes