Study Guide to Child and Adolescent Psychiatry: A Companion to Dulcan's Textbook of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

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Study Guide to Child and Adolescent Psychiatry is a question-and-answer companion that allows you to evaluate your mastery of the subject matter as you progress through Dulcan's Textbook of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. The Study Guide is made up of 332 questions divided into 65 individual quizzes of 5-10 questions each that correspond to chapters in the Textbook. Questions are followed by an Answer Guide that references relevant text (including the page number) in the Textbook to allow quick access to needed information. Each answer is accompanied by a discussion that not only addresses the correct response but also explains why other responses are not correct.

The Study Guide's companion, Dulcan's Textbook of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry offers the most up-to-date and comprehensive text in child and adolescent psychiatry as presented by more than 110 contributors, with 56 of the 65 chapters featuring new lead authors. Both the organization of the original text and the structure of the chapters have been overhauled to highlight what we now know about evidence-based practices in assessment and treatment, while preserving clinical wisdom.

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Editorial Reviews

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Reviewer: Christine J. Choe, MD (Rush University Medical Center)
Description: As the title suggests, this is a study guide composed entirely of questions and answers based on Dulcan's Textbook of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (American Psychiatric Publishing, 2010)
Purpose: It is intended as a self-evaluation tool to help clarify the material in the textbook. The focus was on selecting questions that would cover the major points of each chapter and be "of most relevance to psychiatrists who see patients in a variety of clinical practice settings." Thus, the study guide attempts to preserve the clinical focus of the textbook.
Audience: This book is intended, of course, for readers of the textbook. It would be useful for anyone who wants to test their understanding of the book and for those studying for certification or maintenance-of-certification examinations in child and adolescent psychiatry.
Features: All 65 chapters of the textbook are covered, with approximately five multiple-choice questions for each chapter and a total of 332 questions. Questions are posed in the first part of the book, while the second part reiterates the questions with lengthy explanations for the correct and incorrect answers. The questions and answers are well written and generally succeed in covering the major points in each chapter. The level of difficulty appears appropriate or perhaps slightly too basic for preparation for the board exam. The book would be a more valuable study tool if it simply contained more questions, especially on core topics that might require more depth of knowledge for the board exam and for clinical practice in general (for example, more questions on chapters covering core disorders than those covering some of the special topics).
Assessment: This study guide does a solid job of providing well-written questions and answers that cover the major points in the textbook. The comprehensive nature of the answers is especially useful in fostering understanding. It would certainly be useful in studying for the child and adolescent board exams, although it is not designed specifically for this purpose and probably does not provide enough questions or practice exams as the board review books do.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781585623532
  • Publisher: American Psychiatric Publishing, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 10/2/2009
  • Edition description: Study Guid
  • Pages: 350
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Hong Shen, M.D., is Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at University of California, Davis School of Medicine in Sacramento, California

Robert E. Hales, M.D., M.B.A., is the Joe P. Tupin Chair of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and Interim Director of the M.I.N.D. Institute at the University of California, Davis School of Medicine in Sacramento, California.

Narriman C. Shahrokh, is Chief Administrative Officer in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine in Sacramento, California.

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Table of Contents

Preface. Additional resources. Questions. Assessing infants and toddlers. Assessing the preschool-age child. Assessing the elementary school—age child. Assessing adolescents. Classification of psychiatric disorders. The process of assessment and diagnosis. Diagnostic interviews. Rating scales. Pediatric evaluation and laboratory testing. Neurological examination, electroencephalography, and neuroimaging. Psychological and neuropsychological testing. Intellectual disability (mental retardation). Autism spectrum disorders. Developmental disorders of learning, communication, and motor skills. Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder. Oppositional defiant disorder and conduct disorder. Substance abuse and addictions. Depression and dysthymia. Bipolar disorder. Generalized anxiety disorder, specific phobia, panic disorder, social phobia, and selective mutism. Separation anxiety disorder and school refusal. Posttraumatic stress disorder. Obsessive-compulsive disorder. Early onset schizophrenia. besity. Anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa. Tic disorders. Elimination disorders. Sleep disorders. Evidence-based practices. Child abuse and neglect. HIV and aids. Bereavement and traumatic grief. Ethnic, cultural, and religious issues. Youth suicide. Gender identity and sexual orientation. Aggression and violence. Genetics: fundamentals relevant to child and adolescent psychiatry. Psychiatric emergencies. Family transitions: challenges and resilience. Psychiatric aspects of chronic physical disorders. Children of parents with psychiatric and substance abuse disorders. Legal and ethical issues. Telepsychiatry. Principles of psychopharmacology. Medications used for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder. Antidepressants. Mood stabilizers. Antipsychotic medications. Alpha-adrenergics, beta-blockers, benzodiazepines, buspirone, and desmopressin. Medications used for sleep. Electroconvulsive therapy, transcranial magnetic stimulation, and deep brain stimulation. Individual psychotherapy. Parent counseling, psychoeducation, and parent support groups. Behavioral parent training. Family therapy. Interpersonal psychotherapy for depressed adolescents. Cognitive-behavioral treatment for anxiety disorders. Cognitive-behavioral therapy for depression. Motivational interviewing. Systems of care, wraparound services, and home-based services. Milieu treatment: inpatient, partial hospitalization, and residential programs. School-based interventions. Collaborating with primary care. Juvenile justice. Answer Guide. Index.

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