Reviewer: Valerie E Mathis-Allen, MD (Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services)
Description: This book collects ABPN board-style multiple choice questions on clinical psychopharmacology to assist clinicians who prescribe psychiatric medications and to aid psychiatric residents and board-eligible and board-certified psychiatrists who are studying to pass psychiatric examinations and board certifications.
Purpose: The purpose, according to the authors, is to fulfill the need for board review materials in clinical psychopharmacology.
Audience: The audience includes psychiatric residents, practicing psychiatrists, licensed psychologists, advanced practice nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and pharmacists. It would be helpful to anyone interested in clinical psychopharmacology.
Features: The book covers five general areas in psychopharmacology adult, pediatric, geriatric, addiction, and miscellaneous topics. Each chapter begins with a section of ABPN board-style multiple choice questions followed by a section of detailed, easy-to-understand answers. The book includes helpful pearls of knowledge in the thought-provoking questions and answers. Using the book can be cumbersome for readers who wish to quickly review the answer to a question immediately after answering it, since the questions are grouped together, as are the answers. While it is understood that examination questions are grouped together one after another, for learning purposes having an answer immediately follow the question may improve learning.
Assessment: This is a high quality book that will be very useful for prescribers of psychiatric medications and psychiatric residents and board-eligible and board-certified psychiatrists studying to pass examinations and certifications.