Psychiatry / Edition 2

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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 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.

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Editorial Reviews

From The Critics
Reviewer: Bradley R. Cutler, MD (Edward Hospital and Health Services)
Description: This is the second edition of a highly regarded psychiatry book edited by well-known Columbia University professors Janis Cutler and Eric Marcus. The first edition was published in 1998.
Purpose: The purpose is to provide readers with a clinical framework for working with psychiatric patients. It is intended, moreover, to introduce the audience to the identification and evaluation of mental illness rather than to present detailed descriptions of treatment. The editors state that the book is "biopsychosocially based and psychiatrically informed."
Audience: Targeted primarily at medical students during their second year psychopathology course and third year psychiatry clerkship, this book also is intended for psychiatry residents and other healthcare professionals. All chapters are authored by at least one medical doctor.
Features: Composed of 16 chapters, the book can be broken down into three major sections. Section I comprises the first two chapters, which present an introduction to the fundamentals of assessing, treating, and interviewing psychiatric patients. Section II includes chapters 3-14, which examine the major psychiatric illnesses from childhood through old age. Section III consists of chapters 15-16 which discuss key elements of psychotherapy and psychopharmacology.
Assessment: I have read numerous books intended as introductions to psychiatry, but few can match this one's superb combination of conciseness and clarity. 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. The chapter covering human development throughout the lifespan is an excellent discussion that is not adequately covered in many other books. The many case vignettes are a true highlight, providing real-life examples of patients presenting with psychiatric symptoms. Numerous words are bolded throughout the text, emphasizing important concepts and facilitating mastery of the material. The expanded table of contents and detailed index enable easy access. Working with medical students on a daily basis, 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.
From the Publisher

"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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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780195372748
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 4/28/2010
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 688
  • Sales rank: 1,476,293
  • 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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