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July 28, 1999

Psychiatry: Psychiatry

Author Affiliations

Harriet S.MeyerMD, Contributing EditorJonathan D.EldredgeMLS, PhD, Journal Review EditorRobertHoganMD, adviser for new media


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JAMA. 1999;282(4):383-384. doi:10.1001/jama.282.4.383

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."