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Doody's Review ServiceReviewer: Michael Joel Schrift, D.O., M.A.(University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine)
Description: The rebirth of neuropsychiatry has certainly come of age, and this book helps to document the paradigm shift that has occurred in psychiatry. This is the third edition of this wonderful textbook, which covers neuropsychiatry from basic science to symptom clusters and disorders through treatment issues. Written and edited by internationally recognized experts in the field, this book continues to be a valuable contribution to psychiatry.
Purpose: The purpose of the book, according to the editors, is to produce a comprehensive, clinically relevant, and practical to use textbook. The editors have definitely met their goal.
Audience: The intended audience is psychiatrists, neurologists, neuropsychologists, and residents in psychiatry and in neurology. Neuropsychiatry and behavioral neurology fellows need to read this textbook. Clinicians working in general medical settings, outpatient offices, community mental health clinics, alcohol and drug treatment centers, and rehabilitation hospitals would also benefit.
Features: The textbook features 37 chapters divided into six sections that cover topics including basic principles of neuroscience, neuropsychiatric assessment, neuropsychiatric symptomatologies, neuropsychiatric disorders, neuropsychiatric treatments, and legal aspects of neuropsychiatry. Each chapter is referenced with up-to-date and relevant citations, and there is a useful index at the back of the book.
Assessment: This is an indispensable third edition of this comprehensive textbook on neuropsychiatric disorders. Any clinician involved in the treatment of patients with mental illness should read or own and refer to this book.