Academic journal article Alcoholism and Psychiatry Research

The Medical Basis of Psychiatry

Academic journal article Alcoholism and Psychiatry Research

The Medical Basis of Psychiatry

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Title: The Medical Basis of Psychiatry Editors: Fatemi S. Hossein, Clayton Paula J. (Eds.) ISBN: 978-1-4939-2527-8 eBook ISBN: 978-1-4939-2528-5 Publisher: Springer-Verlag New york, 2016. Number of pages: XIX, 1064

Based on the need to reach a complete understanding of complex psychiatric disorders, psychiatry has been a rising field in the last over hundred years. Everyday's advances in understanding of genetics, neuroanatomy, neurophysiology and therapy of mental disorders allow us to treat psychiatric patient better. Reading the fourth edition of 'The Medical Basis of Psychiatry' licences me to say it is a notable content that contributes significantly to the psychiatric education by bringing us the newest update of information on etiology, diagnosis and treatment of psychiatric disorders. With its focus on biologic and medical aspects of psychiatric disorders, it is a worthy source of knowledge for everyone interested in it, weather talking about a medical student or an experienced clinitian. It is comprehensive, all - inclusive, but also well sistemized, easy to understand and encouraging. I consider the elaborates on critical updates outlined in DSM-V to be the most valuable fact about this book, which makes it to be one of the most important works in the field. …

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