Kaplan and Sadock's Synopsis of Psychiatry: Behavioral Sciences/Clinical Psychiatry
The best-selling general psychiatry text since 1972, Kaplan and Sadock's Synopsis of Psychiatry is now in its thoroughly updated Tenth Edition. This complete, concise overview of the entire field of psychiatry is a staple board review text for psychiatry residents and is popular with a broad range of students in medicine, clinical psychology, social work, nursing, and occupational therapy, as well as practitioners in all these areas. The book is DSM-IV-TR compatible and replete with case studies and tables, including ICD-10 diagnostic coding tables.
You will also receive access to the complete, fully searchable online text, an online test bank of approximately 100 multiple-choice questions and full answers, and an online image bank.
Benjamin J. Sadock
Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
May 16, 2007
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45 of 49 found the following review helpful:
A standard textOct 11, 2003
By Chris If you practice in the behavioral sciences, this book should be on your shelf. Features updated information on the diagnosis and treatment of all the DSM diagnoses as well as interesting historical information. Takes what's in the DSM and expands on it at some length, including psychotherapeutic and pharmacological interventions. Written with a surprisingly even hand towards all interventions, I have found it more useful than the DSM most of the time, especially in guiding treatment decisions. My only complaint is their decision to drop material on some of the older medications. Still, a terrific resource for the working pracitioner!
35 of 39 found the following review helpful:
Comprehensive and well writtenJun 22, 1999
A popular standard textbook for clerkship and internship, it offers a fairly comprehensive view of the field of psychiatry as a whole. Very well written, easy to read, and with plenty of illustrations. Besides clinical knowledge, the book also provides enough history (very interesting, photoes of big names in the field), psychodynamics (lot of programs now do not offer formal training, but it is nice to know the basics as a physician), and basic neuroscience (useful in ward discussion, though not in research-depth). The basic science part is somewhat not very updated to readers who involve in basic research. In general this is a solid investigation for those who has serious interest in psychiatry. But if you are going to be a psychiatrist, this is less than enough to be a reference resorce and too big for a quick reference. It may, however, serve as an appetite before you start the Comprehensive Text Book of Psychiatry from the same authers, so that the latter won't be overwhelming.
22 of 25 found the following review helpful:
The Gold Standard in PsychiatryJul 21, 2000
By Emil Brocker This is a superb book for both the psychiatric and mental health prfessional reader and for the general public. It is well-written, thoroughly referenced and totally up-to-date. With the revolution in drug treament the authors provide a comprehensive survey of all drugs used in psychiatry. They also cover the psychodynamic concepts of Freud, Jung, Erikson and other theorists. This book is a must for anyone interested in this field.
11 of 12 found the following review helpful:
Condesed version of Big book, cutting out the fatAug 23, 2006
By Concerned One
As known by many, Kaplan and Kaplan (or Kaplan and Sadock's) comprehensive textbook of psychiatry is pretty much the gold standard text book for the history and diagnosis of psychiatric illness used by all residencies and medical schools in the USA. This book is a thinned soft bound edition summary of the 2 volume comprehensive book. With this book, you still get many of the helpful tables, all of the information, and at half the price. This is no substitute for the Big book, but if you read this prior to any shelf exam in medical school, or as the basis for starting research into a disease in residency, you will have a good basis and diretion so your future searches will be easier, and the exams simple. Highly recommended, very good investment for Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, and OB-Gyn residents/students to have on a shelf, and essential to psychiatric residents/students.
14 of 16 found the following review helpful:
Best General Psychiatric Text for the BuckApr 22, 2002
I purchased this book when it was the 7th edition, and own both 7th and 8th. I can say that as a student of medicine, this book may be overkill for some people, however, I find it to be the best "complete" text out there. With chapters on neuro A&P, DSM-IV clinical disorders, individual pharmacological agents, and even child psychiatry, it's all one needs to learn medical psychiatry. My only advice is for someone who isn't a student of clinical medicine or a medical professional, you might find it a difficult read.
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