Developed as a concise, user-friendly companion to the Introductory Textbook of Psychiatry, Sixth Edition, the Pocket Guide to Psychiatric Practice was written for psychiatry residents and medical students on clinical rotation. Thorough, yet succinct enough to be carried in a coat pocket, the guide is DSM-5 compatible and provides an easily accessible, authoritative introduction to psychiatry. Reflecting the textbook from which it was derived, its chapters cover the diagnostic system; interviewing and assessment; the various psychiatric disorders; legal issues relevant to psychiatry; psychiatric emergencies; and both psychosocial and somatic treatments. Copious tables, examples, lists, and other elements, such as numerous DSM-5 criteria sets for the most common disorders that learners encounter, summarize the most important information for easy memorization and retrieval on the run, making the guide a condensed and convenient entry point to the comprehensive and classic Introductory Textbook of Psychiatry, which has become the bestselling text in its niche.
Students, residents, and others who seek a psychiatric reference in portable form will find the Pocket Guide to Psychiatric Practice an up-to-date and indispensable tool that is uniquely suited to their needs.