- Series: First Aid Series
- Paperback: 240 pages
- Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education / Medical; 3 edition (April 8, 2011)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0071739238
- ISBN-13: 978-0071739238
- Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.4 x 10.8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 104 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #108,067 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Matthew S. Kaufman, MD is a board-certified oncologist in Long Island Jewish Medical Center (New York). He completed his fellowship in hematology and his residency in internal medicine at LIJ Medical Center. He is a graduate of SUNY-Downstate College of Medicine.
Latha G. Stead, MD, MS, FACEP is Chief, Division of Clinical Research and Professor of Emergency Medicine at the University of Florida College of Medicine at Gainesville. She is also Adjunct Professor of Emergency Medicine at Mayo Clinic College of Medicine (Rochester, MN) and serves as Editor-in-Chief of International Journal of Emergency Medicine.
Jason Yanofski, MD completed a fellowship in child psychiatry at Yale University and a fellowship in forensic psychiatry at The University of Texas-Southwestern Medical Center. He completed his residency in psychiatry at Johns Hopkins University.
Top customer reviews
The book is organized into chapters based on similar types of psychiatric disorders. Within those chapters, the sections of specific diagnoses are listed with their DSM-IV criteria, common presentations, treatment, etc. The text provides a complete picture of all the important conditions with a perfect amount of detail. There is also a separate chapter on pharmacology, which lists all the major drugs with their mechanism of action, side effects, and indications.
After taking the shelf, I realized that almost everything on the test was in this book. Case Files was similar in overall quality, but First Aid is much easier to get through in a short clerkship.
If I had to nitpick, I would say this book could have included more on general medical conditions that can masquerade as psychiatric illnesses. I would recommend flipping through the endocrine chapter in another review book prior to taking the exam.
To top it all off, the paper quality is terrible. It's impossible to highlight or write in the book without it bleeding through. The print on the backside of the page shows through. Not worth the money for the print edition.