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First Aid for the Psychiatry Clerkship, Third Edition (First Aid Series)
Latha Ganti, Matthew Kaufman, ...

McGraw-Hill Medical, 2011

A high-yield insider's guide to the psychiatry clerkship in the super-effective First Aid format 4 STAR DOODY'S REVIEW (of previous edition) "This is probably the best overall review book for medical students doing a psychiatry rotation. Its organization and thoroughness are unsurpassed, putting it above similar review books. Students who thoroughly read this book should have no trouble successfully completing their psychiatry clerkship ...
  
  











  



  
The First Interview, Fourth Edition
James Morrison MD

The Guilford Press, 2014

This trusted practitioner resource and course text is grounded in James Morrison's experience with more than 15,000 mental health patients. Morrison provides a complete framework for interviewing adult patients about their current symptoms, personal and family history, mental status, behavioral risks, and other relevant issues. He offers guidance for selecting the best strategy for any clinical situation, building rapport, overcoming common ...
  
  











  



  
Diagnosis Made Easier, Second Edition: Principles and Techniques for Mental Health Clinicians
James Morrison MD

The Guilford Press, 2014

This popular practitioner guide and course text takes the reader step by step through diagnostic decision making in mental health. Acclaimed for both the clarity of his writing and his clinical expertise, James Morrison provides principles and decision trees for evaluating information from multiple sources and constructing a valid, clinically useful working diagnosis. More than 100 vivid vignettes--from the straightforward to the toughest ...
  
  











  



  
God Is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything
Christopher Hitchens

Twelve, 2009

In the tradition of Bertrand Russell's Why I Am Not a Christian and Sam Harris's recent bestseller, The End of Faith , Christopher Hitchens makes the ultimate case against religion. With a close and erudite reading of the major religious texts, he documents the ways in which religion is a man-made wish, a cause of dangerous sexual repression, and a distortion of our origins in the cosmos. With eloquent clarity, Hitchens frames the argument ...
  
  











  



  
The Wise Heart: A Guide to the Universal Teachings of Buddhist Psychology
Jack Kornfield

Bantam, 2009

Experience the Transformational Power of Buddhism’s Psychology of the Heart with Bestselling Author Jack Kornfield You have within you unlimited capacities for extraordinary love, for joy, for communion with life, and for unshakable freedom—and here is how to awaken them. In The Wise Heart , celebrated author and psychologist Jack Kornfield offers the most accessible, comprehensive, and illuminating guide to Buddhist psychology ever ...
  
  











  



  
DSM-5® Made Easy: The Clinician's Guide to Diagnosis
James Morrison MD

The Guilford Press, 2014

In this indispensable book, master diagnostician James Morrison presents the spectrum of diagnoses in DSM-5 in an accessible, engaging, clinically useful format. Demystifying DSM-5 criteria without sacrificing accuracy, the book includes both ICD-10-CM and ICD-9-CM codes for each disorder. It also includes the Global Assessment of Functioning (GAF) Scale (from DSM-IV-TR), with a clear rationale for its continued use. More than 130 detailed case ...
  
  











  



  
Delusions of Gender: How Our Minds, Society, and Neurosexism Create Difference
Cordelia Fine

W. W. Norton & Company, 2011

“[Fine’s] sharp tongue is tempered with humor. . . . Read this book and see how complex and fascinating the whole issue is.”— The New York Times It’s the twenty-first century, and although we tried to rear unisex children—boys who play with dolls and girls who like trucks—we failed. Even though the glass ceiling is cracked, most women stay comfortably beneath it. And everywhere we hear about vitally important “hardwired” ...
  
  











  



  
Essentials of Psychiatric Diagnosis, Revised Edition: Responding to the Challenge of DSM-5®
Allen Frances MD

The Guilford Press, 2013

This trusted practitioner resource and widely adopted text helps the busy clinician find the right psychiatric diagnosis and avoid the many pitfalls that lead to errors. Covering every disorder routinely encountered in clinical practice, Allen Frances provides the ICD-9-CM codes and (where feasible) ICD-10-CM codes required for billing, a useful screening question, a descriptive prototype, diagnostic tips, and other disorders that must be ruled ...
  
  











  



  
Free Will
Sam Harris

Free Press, 2012

A BELIEF IN FREE WILL touches nearly everything that human beings value. It is difficult to think about law, politics, religion, public policy, intimate relationships, morality—as well as feelings of remorse or personal achievement—without first imagining that every person is the true source of his or her thoughts and actions. And yet the facts tell us that free will is an illusion. In this enlightening book, Sam Harris argues that this ...
  
  











  



  
The God Delusion
Richard Dawkins

Mariner Books, 2008

A preeminent scientist -- and the world's most prominent atheist -- asserts the irrationality of belief in God and the grievous harm religion has inflicted on society, from the Crusades to 9/11. With rigor and wit, Dawkins examines God in all his forms, from the sex-obsessed tyrant of the Old Testament to the more benign (but still illogical) Celestial Watchmaker favored by some Enlightenment thinkers. He eviscerates the major arguments for ...
  
  











  



  
Kaplan and Sadock's Pocket Handbook of Clinical Psychiatry, 5th Edition
Benjamin J. Sadock, Virginia A. Sadock

Lippincott Williams and Wilkins, 2010

Thoroughly updated for its Fifth Edition, Kaplan and Sadock's Pocket Handbook of Clinical Psychiatry remains a staple for medical students on psychiatric rotations, psychiatric residents, practitioners, and mental health professionals. In an easy-to-scan outline format, this popular quick-reference handbook summarizes the etiology, epidemiology, clinical characteristics, diagnosis, and treatment of all psychiatric disorders in adults and ...
  
  











  



  
The Greatest Show on Earth: The Evidence for Evolution
Richard Dawkins

Free Press, 2010

Richard Dawkins transformed our view of God in his blockbuster, The God Delusion, which sold more than 2 million copies in English alone. He revolutionized the way we see natural selection in the seminal bestseller The Selfish Gene . Now, he launches a fierce counterattack against proponents of "Intelligent Design" in his New York Times bestseller, The Greatest Show on Earth . "Intelligent Design" is being taught in our schools; educators ...
  
  











  



  
Surviving Schizophrenia, 6th Edition: A Family Manual
E. Fuller Torrey

Harper Perennial, 2013

Updated throughout and filled with all the latest research, the bestselling Surviving Schizophrenia is back, now in its sixth edition. Since its first publication in 1983, Surviving Schizophrenia has become the standard reference book on the disease and has helped thousands of patients, their families, and mental health professionals. In clear language, this much-praised and important book describes the nature, causes, symptoms, treatment, ...
  
  











  



  
The Disease Delusion: Conquering the Causes of Chronic Illness for a Healthier, Longer, and Happier Life
Dr.Jeffrey S. Bland, Dr. Mark Hyman

HarperWave, 2014

For decades, Dr. Jeffrey Bland has been on the cutting edge of Functional Medicine, which seeks to pinpoint and prevent the cause of illness, rather than treat its symptoms. Managing chronic diseases accounts for three quarters of our total healthcare costs, because we’re masking these illnesses with pills and temporary treatments, rather than addressing their underlying causes, he argues. Worse, only treating symptoms leads us down the path ...
  
  











  



  
Atheist Delusions: The Christian Revolution and Its Fashionable Enemies
David Bentley Hart

Yale University Press, 2010

In this provocative book one of the most brilliant scholars of religion today dismantles distorted religious “histories” offered up by Christopher Hitchens, Richard Dawkins, and other contemporary critics of religion and advocates of atheism. David Bentley Hart provides a bold correction of the New Atheists’s misrepresentations of the Christian past, countering their polemics with a brilliant account of Christianity and its message of ...
  
  











  



  
I'm Too Young To Be Seventy
Judith Viorst

Free Press, 2005

The beloved author of Forever Fifty and Suddenly Sixty tackles the ins and outs of becoming a septuagenarian with wry good humor. Fans of Viorst’s funny, touching, and wise decades poems will love these verses filled with witty advice and reflections on marriage, milestones, and middle-aged children. Viorst explores, among the many other issues of this stage of life, the state of our sex lives and teeth, how we can stay married though ...
  
  











  



  
Psychiatric Rehabilitation, Third Edition
Carlos W. Pratt, Kenneth J. Gill, ...

Academic Press, 2013

The third edition of Psychiatric Rehabilitation , discusses interventions to help individuals with mental illness improve the quality of their life, achieve goals, and increase opportunities for community integration so they can lead full and productive lives.  This person centered approach emphasizes strengths, skill development, and the attainment of valued social roles.  The third edition has been fully updated with new coverage ...
  
  











  



  
Essential Psychopathology & Its Treatment (Third Edition)
Mark D. Kilgus, Jerrold S. Maxmen, ...

W. W. Norton & Company, 2009

A comprehensive revision to the authoritative textbook on modern psychiatric diagnosis and treatment. Considered a leading text in the field on the assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of psychiatric disorders, this latest revision includes cutting-edge updates in neurochemistry, psychopharmacology, genetics, and functional neuroimaging. Geared to resident students in psychiatry and related disciplines, it makes sense of the field's burgeoning ...
  
  











  



  
Lange Q&A Psychiatry, 10th Edition
Sean Blitzstein

McGraw-Hill Medical, 2011

The most thorough and up-to-date psychiatry review available for the USMLE Step 2 CK and psychiatry clerkship exam 800+ board-style questions cover the clerkship’s core competencies Covering all of the clerkship's core competencies, LANGE Q&A Psychiatry delivers more than 800 exam-style questions and answers with concise but comprehensive explanations of correct and incorrect answer options. The 10th edition of this this trusted ...
  
  











  



  
The Moral Landscape: How Science Can Determine Human Values
Sam Harris

Free Press, 2011

Sam Harris’s first book, The End of Faith , ignited a worldwide debate about the validity of religion. In the aftermath, Harris discovered that most people—from religious fundamentalists to non-believing scientists—agree on one point: science has nothing to say on the subject of human values. Indeed, our failure to address questions of meaning and morality through science has now become the primary justification for religious faith. In ...
  
  











  








   



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