Clinical Study Guide for the Oral Boards in Psychiatry / Edition 4

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The oral boards are a professional milestone that often feel like a millstone around the necks of intimidated candidates, as they survey the mountains of material they are expected to have mastered. The Clinical Study Guide for the Oral Boards in Psychiatry removes the burden of reviewing multiple texts and journals by compiling all the pertinent clinical information candidates must know to prepare for the exam into one concise, yet comprehensive guide. Everything that may be asked by the examiners is contained in this volume. Organized by class of disorder, the book takes the reader through the DSM-IV-TR diagnostic criteria, clinical issues, etiology, prognosis, differential diagnosis and treatment for each type. It also provides indispensable insight into the clinical interview which is the core of the examination, emphasizing the importance of empathy, establishing rapport, and building trust with the patient. Finally, the author acknowledges and compensates for the limitations candidates may face due to the clinical setting in which they practice by focusing on the types of patients most likely to present for the oral boards. The Clinical Study Guide for the Oral Boards in Psychiatry has reached the fourth edition for good reason: It is the most user-friendly, comprehensive, and effective tool on the market.

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Editorial Reviews

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Reviewer: Steven T. Herron, MD (University of Arizona Health Sciences Center)
Description: Written in an outline format, this book contains a review of much of the information vital for passing part II of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN) examination.
Purpose: For this update, the author notes that, due to the dynamic nature of the field, he was required to "reduce, but not eliminate, clinical information related to older 'tried and true' medications."
Audience: Although a useful manual for those interested in a synopsis of diagnosis and treatment of mental health disorders (as classified by the DSM-IV), this guide is designed specifically for individuals who are preparing for part II of the ABPN examination.
Features: In addition to the chapters based on the diagnostic categories found in the DSM-IV, this study guide also contains a chapter dedicated to miscellaneous topics (such as clinical studies of particular importance and metabolic syndrome, among many others), as well as tables and figures. Chapters are penned in an outline style, with brief explanations to highlight important concepts.
Assessment: I reviewed an earlier edition of this guide (second edition in 2005) and found it to be quite useful and comprehensive, so I was eager to read this updated fourth edition. From a content standpoint, the new edition does not disappoint. The author succinctly addresses most of the relevant issues in the diagnosis, treatment, and outcome of virtually every DSM-IV condition with data from recent literature. Though the flow is somewhat choppy, the intent of this guide is to review vital information, not present new concepts. Overall, this is a fine review book which should prove useful for its intended audience. However, its usefulness may be time-limited, as the ABPN has begun offering a new examination for recent resident graduates, and plans to continue the old part II format until around 2013, when it will be phased out altogether.

4 Stars! from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781585624126
  • Publisher: American Psychiatric Publishing, Inc.
  • Publication date: 2/25/2011
  • Edition description: Fourth Edition
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 515
  • Sales rank: 873,750
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Nathan R. Strahl, M.D., Ph.D., is Consulting Associate in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, North Carolina.

American Psychiatric Publishing

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Table of Contents

Preface. Schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders. Mood disorders. Anxiety disorders. Substance-related disorders. Personality disorders. Cognitive disorders. Violent behavior. Eating disorders. Miscellaneous topics. Index. List of figures. List of tables.

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