- Shopping Bag ( 0 items )
Doody's Review ServiceReviewer: Michael Easton, MD (Rush University Medical Center)
Description: This set of cards on depression is part of a series that provides practical summaries of essential information on a variety of diseases on laminated cards that easily fit into a white coat pocket
Purpose: An abundance of essential clinical information on the disease, diagnosis, and medical treatment of depression is provided, all on two pocket-sized plastic cards that also include a number of useful clinical references.
Audience: This can be a useful tool for psychiatric residents and medical students during inpatient rotations and in clinic settings. It also could be useful to nurses and nursing students.
Features: These convenient cards have an admirable amount of succinct information on symptoms and DSM-IV diagnostic criteria as well as a number of easy-to-use clinical rating scales to evaluate symptom severity. They provide a fair amount of information on diagnostic steps, treatment phases, pharmacotherapy algorithms, use of lithium, evaluation of suicide, and include a large table reviewing dosing, pharmacokinetics, pharmacological properties, and side effects of most of the commonly used antidepressants.
Assessment: These cards could be helpful to psychiatric residents and medical students involved in the acute care of patients with depression. They also can be a useful supplement for psychiatric residents during their clinical rotations as a peripheral memory for a cornucopia of clinical factoids.