Harriet S.MeyerMD, Contributing EditorJonathan D.EldredgeMLS, PhD, Journal Review EditorRobertHoganMD, adviser for new media
The American Psychiatric Press Textbook of Psychiatry, edited by Robert E. Hales, Stuart C. Yudofsky, and John A. Talbott, 3rd ed, 1762 pp, with illus, $175, DSM-IV Plus CD-ROM included, ISBN 0-88048-819-0, Washington, DC, American Psychiatric Press, 1999.
Essentials of Clinical Psychiatry: Based onThe American Psychiatric Press Textbook of Psychiatry,3rd ed, edited by Robert E. Hales and Stuart C. Yudofsky, 1070 pp, with illus, paper, $60, ISBN 0-88048-848-4, Washington, DC, American Psychiatric Press, 1999.
Study Guide to Essentials of Clinical Psychiatry: Based onThe American Psychiatric Press Textbook of Psychiatry,3rd ed, edited by Donald M. Hilty, Robert E. Hales, and Stuart C. Yudofsky, 600 pp, paper, $30, ISBN 0-88048-842-5, Washington, DC, American Psychiatric Press, 1999.
Unlike the Comprehensive Textbook of Psychiatry/VI,1The American Psychiatric Press [APPI]Textbook of Psychiatry, third edition, is specifically designed to be a fairly comprehensive, one-volume tome geared toward psychiatric clinicians. The impressive editors also suggest it as a reference for physicians in other specialities. While the Comprehensive Textbook of Psychiatry/VI1 is extremely encyclopedic, the APPI textbook has an advantage by having less information, which is nonetheless earthy and handy. The editors accurately tout the "scholarly and authoritative, yet practical, clinical utility" of the material. Ample biologic psychiatry and practical, clinical psychiatry are featured. Several new, relevant chapters include "Psychiatry and Primary Care," "Managed Care and Psychiatry," "Practice Guidelines in Psychiatry and a Psychiatric Practice Research Network," "Neuropsychiatry," and, an exemplary chapter, "The Future of Psychiatry."
PsychiatryPsychiatry. JAMA. 1999;282(4):383-384. doi:10.1001/jama.282.4.383