Covering every area of the ABPN board exam, the 3rd Edition of Psychiatry Test Preparation and Review Manual, by Drs. J. Clive Spiegel and John M. Kenny, includes 1,100 questions, online video vignettes and an online timed assessment to prepare you for certification or recertification success. You’ll know exactly what to expect when exam day arrives, thanks to current coverage of the latest research in both psychiatry and neurology, as well as a format that precisely mimics all aspects of the written exam. Features six tests of 150 multiple-choice questions each, as well as 160 multiple-choice questions related to case vignettes. Allows you to see results broken down by topic online, so you can target areas needing further study. Bookmarking and score archiving are also available online. Allows you to exclude topics which are not included on the MOC, such as neuroscience and neurology, so you can more narrowly focus your study. Gives clear explanations for both insufficient/incorrect and correct answers, and provides recommended readings from key textbooks. Reflects the latest research and clinical practice in both psychiatry and neurology. NEW! Eight new video vignettes featuring patient interviews, each with accompanying multiple-choice questions. NEW! All questions relating to diagnostic criteria have been updated to the DSM-5.
Covering every area of the ABPN board exam, the 3rd Edition of "Psychiatry Test Preparation and Review Manual, " by Drs. J. Clive Spiegel and John M. Kenny, includes 1,100 questions, video vignettes, and an online timed assessment to prepare you for certification or recertification success. You'll know exactly what to expect when exam day arrives, thanks to current coverage of the latest research in both psychiatry and neurology, as well as a format that precisely mimics all aspects of the written exam.
Updated to reflect all of the latest research in psychology and neurology, Psychiatry Test Preparation and Review Manual, 2nd Edition precisely mirrors the written ABPN board exam so you can expertly prepare and achieve your highest score. This psychiatry Q book now features over one thousand questions including an online component with all MCQs from the text, ensuring you know exactly what to expect when exam day arrives. Enhance your preparation with recommended readings from key textbooks in the field. Understand why your answers are correct or incorrect through detailed explanations of each possible response. Study as effectively as possible with 300 brand-new questions that match the current exam format, as well as 160 clinical vignette questions that are stylistically based on those appearing on the ABPN board exam and other standardized tests. Experience a realistic exam simulation online at www.expertconsult.com, where you can take timed assessment tests as well as untimed practice tests, target specific areas of weakness, exclude topics not included on the MOC exam (such as child psychiatry and neurology), and more!
Part of the popular Lippincott's Review Series, this paperback book is the most comprehensive outline-format review of mental health and psychiatric nursing for undergraduate nursing students. The book is ideally suited for course and subject review and for NCLEX� preparation. Each chapter includes NCLEX�-style questions with answers and rationales, and a comprehensive test and answer key appear at the end of the book. This thoroughly updated Fourth Edition includes new NCLEX�-style alternate-format questions. A new, user-friendly back-of-book CD-ROM contains over 200 additional multiple-choice and alternate-format questions and a drop-down calculator.
For two decades, I have been responding to questions about the nature of health psychology and how it differs from medical psychology, behavioral medicine, and clinical psychology. From the beginning, I have taken the position that any applica tion of psychological theory or practice to problems and issues of the health system is health psychology. I have repeatedly used an analogy to Newell and Simon's "General Problem Solver" program of the late 1950s and early 1960s, which had two major functional parts, in addition to the "executive" component. One was the "problem-solving core" (the procedural competence); the other was the representa tion of the "problem environment. " In the analogy, the concepts, knowledge, and techniques of psychology constitute the core competence; the health system in all its complexity is the problem environment. A health psychologist is one whose basic competence in psychology is augmented by a working knowledge of some aspect of the health system. Quite apparently, there are functionally distinct aspects of health psychology to the degree that there are meaningful subdivisions in psychological competence and significantly different microenvironments within the health system. I hesitate to refer to them as areas of specialization, as the man who gave health psychology its formal definition, Joseph Matarazzo, has said that there are no specialties in psychology (cited in the editors' preface to this book).
We seek to throw down the gauntlet with this handbook, challenging the he gemony of the "behavioral medicine" approach to the psychological study and treatment of the physically ill. This volume is not another in that growing surfeit oftexts that pledge allegiance to the doctrinaire purity of behavioristic thinking, or conceptualize their subject in accord with the sterility of medical models. Diseases are not our focus, nor is the narrow band of behavioral assessment and therapy methodologies. Rather, we have sought to redefine this amorphous, yet burgeoning field so as to place it squarely within the province of a broadly-based psychology-specifically, the emerging, substantive discipline of health psy chology and the well-established professionalism and diverse technologies of clinical psychology. The handbook's title-Clinical Health Psychology-reflects this reorientation explicitly, and Chapter 1 addresses its themes and provides its justifications more fully. In the process of developing a relevant and comprehensive health assess ment tool, the editors were struck by the failure of clinical psychologists to avail themselves of the rich vein of materials that comprise the psychosocial world of the physically ill. Perhaps more dismaying was the observation that this field was being mined-less than optimally-by physicians and nonclinical psychologists.
Fully updated for DSM-5 and designed specifically for medical students, as well as other trainees in the heath professions, Psychiatry 3e is a dynamic introductory textbook in psychiatry. Ideally suited for first and second year medical students during their psychopathology course and third year medical students during their psychiatry clerkship, the material is presented in a clear, concise, and practical manner perfect for exam preparation. The authors provide a thorough yet concise introduction to clinical psychiatry, focusing on basic clinical skills like recognition and assessment of psychiatric illness. Clinically relevant information is emphasized, including practical interviewing techniques. Psychiatry 3e also uses case studies, DSM-5 guidelines, and extensive tables offset from the text to act as a comprehensive yet concise guide for the busy medical student studying for exams. In response to DSM-5, the third edition has been reorganised and fully updated to include the new disorders and classification of psychiatric illness.
Since the inception of second edition of Prep Manual, a large body of knowledge has become available in various areas of medicine. The third edition has been substantially revised and updated incorporating the most recent knowledge in the subject. Almost every chapter has been revised or rewritten, and many new topics in each chapter have been added. It is hoped that this edition will fulfill all the needs of an undergraduate medical student. In addition, the basic concepts presented in this edition will be useful to the postgraduate students also. The third edition provides a new and comprehensive update of medicine. About the Author : - K. George Mathews MD, Associate Specialist, Department of Orthogeriatrics, Torbay Hospital, Torquay, Devon, London.Praveen Aggarwal, MD, DNB, Professor, Division of Emergency Medicine, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi.
The purpose of this handbook, originally published in 1984, was to provide a compreh- sive review of current clinical descriptions, research , and theories of psychopathology. Descriptive psychopathology is a ?eld that forms the foundation of clinical practice and research in clinical psychology, psychiatry, psychiatric social work, psychiatric nursing, and allied professions in mental health. Since the 1st edition, the editors have devised and updated a handbook to cover both general and speci?c topics in psychopathology that would be useful to researchers, practitioners, and graduate or other advanced students in the mental health and behavioral medicine professions. To implement this plan, we have very carefully chosen colleagues whom we respect for their expertise in particular ?elds. These authors include both clinicians and researchers who have outstanding national reputations, as well as more junior behavioral scientists and clinicians who, in our opinion, will achieve similar recognition in the future. The excellent chapters in this book lead us to believe that we have chosen wisely. We would like to express our appreciation to these authors for their outstanding contributions and cooperation.