Details about Crash Course Psychiatry
Crash Course Psychiatry series was conceived by Dr Dan Horton-Szar who as series editor presided over it for more than 15 years – from publication of the first edition in 1997, until publication of the fourth edition in 2011. His inspiration, knowledge and wisdom lives on in the pages of this book. As the new series editors, we are delighted to be able to continue developing each book for the twenty-first century undergraduate curriculum. The flame of medicine never stands still, and keeping this all-new fifth series relevant for today’s students is an ongoing process. Each title within this new fifth edition has been re-written to integrate basic medical science and clinical practice, after extensive deliberation and debate. We aim to build on the success of the previous titles by keeping the series up-to-date with current guidelines for best practice, and recent developments in medical research and pharmacology.
We always listen to feedback from our readers, through focus groups and student reviews of the Crash Course titles. For the fifth editions we have reviewed and re-written our self-assessment material to reflect today’s ‘singlebest answer’ and ‘extended matching question’ formats. The artwork and layout of the titles has also been largely re-worked and are now in colour, to make it easier on the eye during long sessions of revision. The new on-line materials supplement the learning process. Despite fully revising the books with each edition, we hold fast to the principles on which we first developed the series. Crash Course will always bring you all the information you need to revise in compact, manageable volumes that still maintain the balance between clarity and conciseness, and provide sufficient depth for those aiming at distinction. The authors are junior doctors who have recent experience of the exams you are now facing, and the accuracy of the material is checked by a team of faculty editors from across the UK