The American Psychiatric Publishing Board Review Guide for Psychiatry

The American Psychiatric Publishing Board Review Guide for Psychiatry

by James A. Bourgeois
     
 

Little occasions cause as much anxiety in the clinician as the prospect of taking the examination for board certification. Psychiatrists and psychiatry residents poised to take the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology Examination in Psychiatry (ABPNE) are faced with the overwhelming task of refreshing their knowledge of the whole of psychiatric practice,

Overview

Little occasions cause as much anxiety in the clinician as the prospect of taking the examination for board certification. Psychiatrists and psychiatry residents poised to take the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology Examination in Psychiatry (ABPNE) are faced with the overwhelming task of refreshing their knowledge of the whole of psychiatric practice, typically while engaged full-time in a clinical setting. That's why The American Psychiatric Publishing Board Review Guide for Psychiatry is such a valuable tool: In 39 concise, condensed, yet comprehensive chapters, this guide focuses the professional on the topics they must know not just to pass but to excel on the ABPNE.

Drawing on the very latest research and practice as reflected in The American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Psychiatry, The American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Neuropsychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences, and their Essentials editions, the guide first takes readers through the basic sciences that undergird the discipline (e.g., neuroanatomy, genetics, and epidemiology) and then leads them through diagnostic topics (e.g., neuroimaging, laboratory testing, and the neuropsychological examination), before arriving at the psychiatric disorders (e.g., dissociative disorders, mood disorders, and schizophrenia) and, ultimately, the full spectrum of treatment options (e.g., cognitive therapy, psychodynamic psychotherapy, and psychopharmacology). The book's many positive features include the following: • Its organization mirrors both clinical practice and the content of the ABPN itself, allowing readers to structure their study and review efficiently, as well as preparing them for an exam-taking experience.• Self-evaluation is integrated into the guide with the inclusion of two complete practice examinations, which provide the opportunity to assess learning and get used to the test-taking experience. Each exam is followed by an answer guide. • Categories employed are consistent with the DSM-IV-TR classification.• Quick-reference tables that summarize diagnostic criteria for specific psychiatric disorders are especially useful and abundant.

As easy to use as it is authoritative, The American Psychiatric Publishing Board Review Guide for Psychiatry provides the working clinician with an indispensable, single-volume source for success on the ABPN.

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Reviewer: Steven T. Herron, MD (Assurance Health and Wellness)
Description: This is a review of information for virtually every aspect of the psychiatry portion of the examination for the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN). It also includes two separate 200-question examinations, complete with answers and explanations for improved comprehension.
Purpose: Though offered as a tool for those studying for the APPN examination, this review also can be used by individuals assessing their knowledge base or professionals reviewing the latest information in the field.
Audience: As the title suggests, the book is directed at individuals who are pursuing board certification in psychiatry. However, it is also invaluable for those testing for recertification, or wishing to assess their knowledge of the field.
Features: Broken down into the same organizational structure of the actual ABPN examination, the book is divided into four major sections on basic clinical science, psychiatric disorders, treatments and special topics, and exams and answer guides. Chapters contain diagrams, tables, figures, and charts, and each is extensively referenced and researched. In addition, chapters end with a key points section highlighting five to 10 areas of importance.
Assessment: Though each board examination review book has its advantages and disadvantages, this guide has forsaken brevity for inclusiveness, not necessarily a drawback unless the user is planning to carry the book around. The authors are leaders in their fields and present the information in a clear and logical manner. The figures and charts break up the voluminous text, making it more digestible and less daunting, and the practice examinations, while challenging, are a fair estimate of the degree of difficulty one might encounter with board-style questions. The added benefits in this review are the referenced, concise answers to the questions, allowing individuals to further research unmastered material.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781585622979
Publisher:
American Psychiatric Publishing, Incorporated
Publication date:
04/23/2009
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
984
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 10.90(h) x 2.30(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

What People are saying about this

Jonathan F. Borus

In almost 700 pages of text, tables, and figures, followed by two practice exams and referenced answers to the exam questions, the American Psychiatric Publishing (APPI) Board Review Guide for Psychiatry distills the over 3,000 pages of APPI's Textbooks of Psychiatry and Neuropsychiatry into a highly readable review book for the psychiatrist studying for the written Board certification or recertification exams. Well referenced for those readers who wish to delve deeper into a particular area, the Guide provides chapters on the basic and clinical sciences underlying psychiatry, the major psychiatric disorders and their treatments, special topics, and post-text practice exams with answers. The chapters are well written and of sufficient depth to provide a highly useful overview of the breadth of psychiatry and a comprehensive review of this book can serve as an important part of one's preparation for the Board exams.

Lloyd Benjamin

A superbly written text which comprehensively covers all of the core clinical areas of Psychiatry. This text will prove an invaluable asset for all those studying to pass the Board exams, be they residents or psychiatrists who have already graduated.

Meet the Author

James A. Bourgeois, O.D., M.D., is Alan Stoudemire Professor of Psychosomatic Medicine in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at University of California, Davis Medical Center in Sacramento, California.

Robert E. Hales, M.D., M.B.A., is Joe P. Tupin Endowed Chair and Professor and Chair of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at University of California-Davis School of Medicine in Sacramento, California.

Julie S. Young, M.D., is a fourth-year resident in general psychiatry in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at University of California-Davis School of Medicine in Sacramento, California.

Stuart C. Yudofsky, M.D., is D.C. and Irene Ellwood Professor and Chairman of the Menninger Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Baylor College of Medicine, and Chairman of the Department of Psychiatry at The Methodist Hospital in Houston, Texas.

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