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Doody's Review ServiceReviewer: Kristine Ziemba, MD, PhD (Mayo Clinic Arizona)
Description: This is the second edition of a book on the pathophysiology of neurologic and psychiatric disorders, as well as up-to-date, evidence-based treatment recommendations. The first edition was published in 2006.
Purpose: The purpose is to provide current, comprehensive coverage of clinically important topics in neurology and psychiatry in an easily accessible format. This is important, as busy clinicians and trainees often need a quick reference with updated information.
Audience: The audience is primarily practitioners, trainees, and students focused on neurology and psychiatry.
Features: The book comprehensively covers pathologies of the nervous system, with an emphasis on clinical presentation, diagnosis, and treatment. It begins with an overview of common diagnostic techniques that are unique to the practice of neurology and clinical presentations that accompany various disorders. The detailed chapters that follow cover different neuropathological categories, with highlighted, up-to-date treatment recommendations. Useful illustrations, summary tables, and management algorithms are used in each chapter, making this an outstanding reference, especially for students and trainees.
Assessment: Neurology is a rapidly evolving field of medicine, which necessitates frequent updating of resources in both digital and print formats. This new edition provides a necessary update, highlighting advances in the field that are of key clinical importance. Its quality, organization, and clinical relevance are outstanding. Students and practitioners in neurology, psychiatry, and primary care will find it a worthwhile resource.