Mount Sinai Expert Guides Psychiatry 1st Edition
As the editors of this Mount Sinai Expert Guides Psychiatry 1st Edition, Author have made students careers in psychiatric clinical care, education, and research. Author bring a broad perspective to the several dozen chapters that follow.
The knowledge base that informs the clinical practice of psychiatry continues to expand, not only in quantity of data but also in the fields from which it draws. Author sought to consolidate this growth into a handbook that is approachable, and Author have prioritized clinically immediate and useful content rather than in‐depth coverage. As editors of this Mount Sinai Expert Guides Psychiatry 1st Edition, Author have chosen to include information that is clearly evidence‐based as well as that which has been backed by the clinical experience of our experts.
Author have selected our faculty at Mount Sinai to present their respective fields in a manner that should be easily‐digestible by the busy hospitalist, the psychiatrist in practice, the non‐psychiatric practitioner, the new graduate, and the psychiatric trainee.
While the text is not meant to be exhaustive, it should provide a useful starting point – a pocket guide – for directing practitioners on their approaches to patients with common conditions. Author have departed slightly from the format of the Mount Sinai Expert Guide Series, in that Author have included a substantial amount of conceptual material.
Author felt this necessary as the field of psychiatry
(1) lacks much of the clearly‐defined evidence and algorithms of other medical disciplines,
(2) mandates an inherently creative, adaptive, and flexible approach to patient care, and
(3) requires that a conceptual knowledge of psychopharmacology, neuroscience, psychotherapy, and documentation informs daily clinical practice.
Thus, in the layout of this volume, there is some necessary squeezing of a square peg into a round hole. Author hope that as psychiatric research and practice further develop and as non‐psychiatric medicine begins to realize and internalize a greater focus on mental health care, such procrustean manipulation will be seen as a thing of the past.
The introductory chapters that follow include an overview of diagnostic systems, neuroscience, psychological and lab testing, neuromodulation, psychotherapy, and clinical documentation.
Mount Sinai Expert Guides Psychiatry 1st Edition content
The 26 chapters covering clinical disorders provide high‐yield and salient aspects of the major syndromes one encounters in clinical practice. The concluding Special Topics section reflects the practice of psychiatry in distinctive settings and with special populations.
Each title is edited by a renowned specialist from Mount Sinai, normally the Chair of the department, who is responsible for recruiting key faculty members to author the chapters. A chapter template has been developed to which each chapter author must adhere, so as to ensure complete consistency across all the chapters in each book and also across every book in the series.
Accompanying each book is a companion website containing accessory materials such as case studies, video clips, MCQs, patient advice and PQRI/ICD codes.