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Best Psychiatry Books To Read

While there are many courses and tutorials online, learning from a book is still one of the best ways to greatly improve your skills. Below I have selected top Psychiatry books.

First Aid for the Psychiatry Clerkship, Fifth Edition (2018)

 Best Psychiatry Books To Read•Benefit from the wisdom of experienced clerkship faculty and residents •Mini-cases highlight classic patient presentations and frequently tested cases•A complete chapter on How to Succeed on the Psychiatry Clerkship provides a blueprint for exam success•Mnemonics, ward tips, mini-cases, diagrams, tables, and more provide a clear, realistic look at what to expect on exam day•Strong clinical emphasis guides you in the diagnosis and treatment of many problems seen by psychiatrists•Highlights…
Author(s): Latha Ganti , Matthew S. Kaufman, et al.

Kaplan and Sadock’s Synopsis of Psychiatry: Behavioral Sciences/Clinical Psychiatry (2014)

 Best Psychiatry Books To ReadThe new and thoroughly updated 11th edition of Kaplan and Sadock’s Synopsis of Psychiatry: Behavioral Sciences/Clinical Psychiatry is a complete overview of the entire field of psychiatry for clinicians, residents, students, and all others who provide mental health care.In this best-selling textbook in psychiatry for over 40 years, the reader will find a thorough discussion of both the behavioral sciences and Author(s): Benjamin J. Sadock , Virginia A. Sadock, et al.

Gods Psychiatry (1984)

 Best Psychiatry Books To ReadMass Market Paperback Publisher: Jove (September 15, 1984) Language: English ISBN-10: 0515082341 ISBN-13: 978-0515082340 Product Dimensions: 7 x 1 x 5 inches Shipping Weight: 3.2 ounces Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars 169 customer reviews Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #9,044,737 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) Would you like to tell us about a lower price? If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?
Author(s): Charles L. Allen

The Maudsley Prescribing Guidelines in Psychiatry (2018)

 Best Psychiatry Books To ReadThe revised and updated 13th edition of The Maudsley Prescribing Guidelines in Psychiatry provides up-to-date information, expert guidance on prescribing practice in mental health, including  drug choice, treatment of adverse effects and how to augment or switch medications. The text covers a wide range of topics including pharmacological interventions for  schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, depression and anxiety, and many other less common conditions.
Author(s): David M. Taylor, Thomas R. E. Barnes, et al.

Memorable Psychiatry (2018)

 Best Psychiatry Books To ReadThe best and most effective way to learn about psychiatry! From the author of Memorable Psychopharmacology, Memorable Psychiatry breaks down the complex but fascinating world of mental health using simple explanations, frequent mnemonics, visual aids, and a focus on mechanisms over memorization to catch you up to speed and put you ahead of the curve on the art and science of psychiatric diagnosis.
Author(s): Heldt M.D., Jonathan P

Case Files Psychiatry, Fifth Edition (LANGE Case Files) (2015)

 Best Psychiatry Books To ReadThe Case Files series is an award-winning learning system proven to improve shelf-exam scores and clerkship performance. Unlike other books on the market, this series helps students learn in the context of real patients instead of simply memorizing. Case Files Psychiatry teaches students how to improve their diagnostic and problem-solving skills as they work through sixty high-yield clinical cases.
Author(s): Eugene C. Toy, Debra L. Klamen

Psychiatry Test Preparation and Review Manual (2016)

 Best Psychiatry Books To ReadCovering every area of the ABPN board exam, the 3rd Edition of Psychiatry Test Preparation and Review Manual, by Drs. J. Clive Spiegel and John M. Kenny, includes 1,100 questions, video vignettes, and an online timed assessment to prepare you for certification or recertification success.
Author(s): Spiegel MD, J Clive, Kenny MD, John M.

Massachusetts General Hospital Handbook of General Hospital Psychiatry (2017)

 Best Psychiatry Books To ReadFor generations of practitioners, the Massachusetts General Hospital Handbook of General Hospital Psychiatry has been and is . The fully updated 7th Edition, by Drs. Theodore A. Stern, Oliver Freudenreich, Felicia A. Smith, Gregory L. Fricchione, and Jerrold F.
Author(s): Stern MD, Theodore A., Freudenreich MD, Oliver, et al.

Kaplan & Sadock’s Concise Textbook of Clinical Psychiatry (2017)

 Best Psychiatry Books To ReadCompact and easy to use, is an authoritative, affordable text that provides must-know information in clinical psychiatry.
Author(s): Benjamin Sadock, Sadock MD, Virginia A., et al.

Psychiatry Made Ridiculously Simple (Medmaster Ridiculously Simple) (2016)

 Best Psychiatry Books To ReadA practical and enjoyable review of the most important points in clinical psychiatry, including diagnosis, case presentations and medicinal treatment as well as various treatment modalities available for the patient. A useful manual for students and practitioners from all disciplines including medical, nursing, PA, psychology, social work, and occupational therapy.
Author(s): Jefferson Nelson, William Good, et al.

Massachusetts General Hospital Psychiatry Update & Board Preparation (2017)

 Best Psychiatry Books To ReadBoard certification and recertification exams are critical career moments. That is why you should rely on the Massachusetts General Hospital Psychiatry Update & Board Preparation, Fourth Edition. It puts our 80+ years of clinical experience at your fingertips to help you prepare for your exam. This powerful and in-depth study tool contains 88+ chapters on all the key topics in your psychiatry exam.
Author(s): Theodore A Stern, John B Herman, et al.

Best Psychiatry Books to Read

We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Library Genesis and download some psychiatry books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.

Spirituality and Psychiatry

Author(s): Christopher C. H. Cook, Andrew Powell
ID: 3448278, Publisher: Cambridge University Press, Year: 2023, Size: 4 Mb, Format: pdf

Transplant Psychiatry: A Case-Based Approach to Clinical Challenges

Author(s): Paula C. Zimbrean, Yelizaveta Sher, Catherine Crone, Andrea F. DiMartini
ID: 3569070, Publisher: Springer, Year: 2023, Size: 11 Mb, Format: pdf

The First Resort: The History of Social Psychiatry in the United States

Author(s): Matthew Smith
ID: 3643882, Publisher: Columbia University Press, Year: 2023, Size: 6 Mb, Format: pdf

Please note that this booklist is not definite. Some books are really chart-busters according to Washington Post, others are written by unknown authors. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant resources you could recommend? Leave a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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