As an excellent source of learning for prescribers specializing in psychiatry, primary care physicians, nurse practitioners, psychologists, and pharmacists, this new edition features approximately 150 questions, divided into ten core areas of psychiatry, helping you to identify areas in which you need further study. The majority of questions are new or updated in their explanations and referencing. Each question is followed by an explanation of the answer and a list of references. After completing the questions you will be better able to: diagnose patients presenting with psychiatric symptoms using accepted diagnostic standards and practices; implement evidence-based psychiatric treatment strategies aligned with the patient's recovery goals; integrate recent advances in diagnostic and treatment strategies into clinical practice according to best practice guidelines. This collection has been approved by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology as part of a lifelong learning and self-assessment program and as a component of maintenance of certification.
About the Author:
Stephen M. Stahl is Adjunct Professor of Psychiatry at the University of California, San Diego, and Honorary Visiting Senior Fellow in Psychiatry at the University of Cambridge. He has conducted various research projects awarded by the National Institute of Mental Health, Veterans Affairs, and the pharmaceutical industry. Author of more than 500 articles and chapters, Dr Stahl is also the author of the bestseller Stahl's Essential Psychopharmacology: Neuroscientific Basis and Practical Applications (Cambridge, 2013).