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From The CriticsReviewer: Michael Joel Schrift, D.O., M.A. (University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine)
Description: This is the fourth edition of this outstanding benchmark textbook of neuropsychiatry. As with the enormous growth in molecular and cognitive neuroscience, this book continues to improve (in quality and quantity) with each subsequent edition. Written and edited by internationally recognized experts in the field, this book is a most valuable contribution to psychiatry.
Purpose: The purpose is to provide a comprehensive, critical, up-to-date, and clinically useful overview of basic and clinical neuropsychiatry. The editors and authors have succeeded in producing a superb textbook.
Audience: The intended audience includes medical students, residents, psychiatrists, psychologists, neuropsychologists, and neuropsychiatry and behavioral neurology fellows.
Features: This enormous book is divided into six parts containing 39 chapters. Areas covered include basic neuroscience, neuropsychiatric assessment with chapters on clinical, brain imaging, and genetics sections. Other sections cover neuropsychiatric symptoms, syndromes, and treatments. There is also a chapter on ethical and legal issues as well as certification education in neuropsychiatry. Relevant and up-to-date references are listed after each chapter and there is a useful index.
Assessment: This textbook of neuropsychiatry continues to be an extremely valuable contribution to psychiatry and neurology. Any clinician or researcher with an interest in the brain and behavior should read and refer to this book.