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From The CriticsReviewer: Benjamin Ling, DO (Rush University Medical Center)
Description: The quality of the questions and answers are impressive for their evidence-based nature. This should prove useful for those seeking an up-to-date and honest evaluation of their depth of knowledge in psychosomatic medicine.
Purpose: The purpose is to test the clinician's level of comfort in dealing with common psychosomatic topics. In testing the breadth of knowledge in specific areas of psychosomatic practice, the book will draw attention to possible areas of deficiency on both theoretical and practical levels. The authors accomplish this with clearly written questions that reflect their knowledge and appreciation of germane psychosomatic issues.
Audience: This guide will serve as a useful study adjunct for any member of the psychiatric field looking to identify areas of weakness in their knowledge of psychosomatic medicine. Its straightforward format will appeal to both beginner and expert. Its utility is already helping me prepare for the annual in-service exam.
Features: The book's 40 chapters cover important topics discussing principles of evaluation and management unique to patients where medical and psychiatric issues clearly interface. Special attention is paid chapter-by-chapter to the unique practice of each medical subspecialty and its bidirectional relationship with psychiatric illness. The short list of questions in some chapters (as few as five) serves to remind the reader that this is only a selected review of topics that may need further investigation and cannot replace dedicated time spent on the textbook itself.
Assessment: The quality of the questions and answers is impressive for the evidence-based nature. This should prove useful for those seeking an up-to-date and honest evaluation of their depth of knowledge in psychosomatic medicine.