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"Designed specifically for medical students, as well as other trainees in the health professions, including social workers, occupational therapists, and psychiatric residents, Psychiatry 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 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.

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Editorial Reviews

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"This is an appealing introductory text. In my opinion there is no excellent introductory book for medical students in psychiatry, and what book to recommend is a topic frequently discussed among Residency and Medical Student training directors. In the absence of a great book, medical students use "board review" books which are insufficient in content. So there is a need."
Deborah Spitz, M.D.
Education Mission Director and Director of Residency Training
Department of Psychiatry
University of Chicago

"Based on their CV's, I would say that Cutler and Marcus are well-respected medical educators who have been active in teaching medical students and in the organization of psychiatric medical student educators."
Gordon Strauss, M.D.
Professor of Psychiatry
University of Louisville

"The second edition has been thoroughly updated and includes an excellent new chapter on child and adolescent psychiatry as well as broadened discussions on the geriatric population and psychotherapy... I am confident that this book will provide them with an exceptional foundation in psychiatry. 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

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Reviewer: Aaron Plattner, MD (Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services)
Description: This third edition of an introductory textbook of psychiatry reflects the newly published DSM-5 and updates the second edition published in 2010.
Purpose: The goal (which is accomplished) is to provide a clear, concise, and practical introduction to clinical psychiatry, thus providing an ideal tool for exam preparation.
Audience: The author specifically identifies the target audience as medical students who will use the book in their psychopathology course and psychiatric clerkship. However, anyone who works with psychiatric patients would find it helpful. The author has selected multiple contributors to write the chapters.
Features: The 17 chapters review the major psychiatric issues and conditions including assessment and interview techniques, psychotic, mood, and substance related disorders, psychosomatic issues, personality disorders, suicide and violence, different populations, and different psychiatric treatment modalities. Each chapter contains helpful tables, pictures, and graphs, ending with references and selected further readings. One shortcoming is that the book does not include the DSM-5 criteria, which would have been very useful.
Assessment: The strength of this book is the comprehensiveness of the individual chapters. It is clear that the chapter authors are very knowledgeable in their areas. Readers get a good grasp of the topic, supplemented by excellent case examples. Because this book has been suggested for use in preparation for exams, it would be helpful to include sample questions and answers, as in Kaufman's Clinical Neurology for Psychiatrists, 7th edition, Kaufman and Milstein (Elsevier, 2013). Other books targeting students, such as Introductory Textbook of Psychiatry, 6th edition, Black and Andreasen (American Psychiatric Publishing, 2014), contain helpful glossaries of psychiatric terms, which would also be helpful.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780195372748
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 4/28/2010
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 688
  • Product dimensions: 6.90 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Janis L. Cutler
Professor of Clinical Psychiatry and Director of Medical Student Education, Department of Psychiatry;
Eric R. Marcus:
Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Social Medicine, Departments of Medicine and Internal MedicineBoth at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons
New York, New York

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Table of Contents

1. The Case Write-up: Psychiatric Assessment and Treatment Planning
2. The Psychiatric Interview
3. Mood Disorders
4. Schizophrenia and Other Psychotic Disorders
5. Cognitive and Mental Disorders Due to General Medical Conditions
6. Anxiety Disorders
7. Alcohol and Substance Abuse Disorders
8. Personality Disorders
9. Eating Disorders
10. Somatoform and Factitious Disorders
11. Suicide and Violence
12. Psychological Factors Affecting Medical Conditions
13. Child, Adolescent, and Adult Development
14. Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
15. Psychotherapy
16. Pharmacotherapy and ECT

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