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Crash Course Psychiatry, 4e
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 24 November 2013
Crash Course Psychiatry, 4e

Having recently finished my psychiatry placement on the Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit at my base hospital, I can confirm the helpfulness of this book when studying clinical psychiatry. The text provides more than enough detail whilst remaining succinct enough throughout to cover a lot of information.
The title is essentially arranged into three parts. The first five chapters offer an introduction into psychiatry (including its assessment and diagnosis, treatment and the Mental Health Act). Chapters six to seventeen deal with symptoms which a patient may present with (which are particularly useful in providing differential diagnoses when revising for OSCEs!) The remaining chapters look at specific mental illnesses and disorders in more detail, helpfully cross-referencing relevant chapters where necessary.
More could be done to point out the differences between these two sorts of chapters (e.g. `The patient with low mood' and `The mood (affective) disorders' as sometimes the reader is left unsure in which chapter to look in to find the information they are after.
At the end of the book are a multitude of multiple choice questions, which definitely add value to this title.
The text is arranged in an easy-to-read manner and makes good use of tables and figures throughout. Both the case summaries and `hints and tips' boxes are helpful in painting a realistic picture of psychiatry. Objectives for each chapter are outlined at the start so the reader knows exactly what to expect from reading the chapter.
At just under three hundred pages the book makes for light carrying which makes it ideal for clinical placements.
All in all, the title is a very useful one for the student studying clinical psychiatry and does very well in explaining this fascinating specialty.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 8 October 2014
Good book. Psychiatry can be a bit of a burden and this book makes it more bearable
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on 7 January 2015
excellent service and product
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0 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 22 July 2013
The crash course is perhaps one of the biggest revision series of books on the medical market that is aimed at the undergraduate medical student. This title is the 4th edition of the series on the topic of Psychiatry and follows the layout & style that has slowly come to define the series with the addition of more exam style preparation questions.

The advantage of this text is that it gives the student most of the information that they could need to prepare them for the undergraduate exams, all in one place. The structure of the title begins with covering the fundamentals of psychiatry such as the history, mental state examination & mental health law. Following this the student is given information on the common presentations in Psychiatry with the next part of the book giving the reader more information on psychiatric conditions. The final section presents the reader with exam-style questions to allow him/her to prepare for their exams.

The disadvantage of this title as is the case with much of the series is if you are a visual learner. The Crash Course series does not use many images or diagrams & throughout the title does not use colour with the title adopting a black-orange style to text & tables. If you are a visual learner then Psychiatry at a Glance may be a better title for you than this.

In conclusion I would encourage any medical student who is looking for a psychiatry title to help them learn & prepare for exams to not go for this title first but rather Psychiatry on the Move (MOTM) which has been said by our psychiatry practice educator to be the best book for undergraduate medics he's seen yet. If you have got this title then I would certainly commend this title to you if you are not a visual learner as it's certainly up-to-date & authoritative.

Competing Interests: Student Reviewer - Received a Gratis Copy of this Title
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