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  • Paperback: 566 pages
  • Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; 5 edition (April 1 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1605472646
  • ISBN-13: 978-1605472645
  • Product Dimensions: 20.1 x 12.7 x 3.3 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 612 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #185,012 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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I'm starting a psychiatry residency after being a general practice doc, and want to get up to speed before beginning. This book is in outline format and covers a LOT of material very briefly--which is fine. But it's full of typos, some of which change the meaning of sentences in important ways! And the numerous tables are done in a font so small that even with good eyes I have trouble reading them. To me this is a good book to review for the psych part of the boards, or for a medical student on psych rotation.
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The sectional layout of this edition follows that of the huge comprehensive textbook of psychiatry. However, information is relevant and pertinent to medical students and practicing residents. Although, a bit light on psychotherapeutic treatments it is good on topics of definitions, epidemilogy and psychotropics. Good tables and figures throughout.
Good in terms of what it is marketed as... a handbook. Go to the Synopsis or Comprehensive textbooks for fuller understanding.
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Compact and informative Aug. 2 2001
By Jonathan Moy - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
The sectional layout of this edition follows that of the huge comprehensive textbook of psychiatry. However, information is relevant and pertinent to medical students and practicing residents. Although, a bit light on psychotherapeutic treatments it is good on topics of definitions, epidemilogy and psychotropics. Good tables and figures throughout.
Good in terms of what it is marketed as... a handbook. Go to the Synopsis or Comprehensive textbooks for fuller understanding.
25 of 29 people found the following review helpful
OK for boards review or medical students March 28 2002
By Craig J Cott - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
I'm starting a psychiatry residency after being a general practice doc, and want to get up to speed before beginning. This book is in outline format and covers a LOT of material very briefly--which is fine. But it's full of typos, some of which change the meaning of sentences in important ways! And the numerous tables are done in a font so small that even with good eyes I have trouble reading them. To me this is a good book to review for the psych part of the boards, or for a medical student on psych rotation.
4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
comprehensive resource for medical student psychiatry May 22 2009
By Arick P. Sabin - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
Very good resource for medical psychiatry. Font is small, but information is very dense and clinically relevant.

I would not consider adding an additional psychiatry resource to my textbook flotilla unless it covered for a deficiency of this text's subject matter. Thus far, I've not found myself wanting additional resources (except for occasional Pub Med searches). Or, if one was particular interested in psychiatry, a more involved psychiatry book (or books) would be needed.

For everyone else, this is all you need. I'd recommend it over the Board Review Series Behavioral Science, which was good up to a point but lacked many crucial clinical details.
A helpful tool Oct. 3 2013
By Vladimir Thompson - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
If you don't have enough time for reading the synopsis, this is the right book. A good review of topics, but images are needed sometimes as are depicted in the bigger book for having a better idea, like when you read about Schizophrenia...
This book is awesome. But it has the diagnostics from the DSM ... Oct. 16 2014
By Laura Williams - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
This book is awesome. But it has the diagnostics from the DSM IV. I would recommend this to anyone. It breaks down each diagnosis. Tells you what the DSM qualifications are. The treatment, differential diagnosis, etiology, etc. it has helped me a great deal in my masters program.


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