Massachusetts General Hospital Study Guide for Psychiatry Exams,
Edition 1 600 Questions and Annotated Answers
Edited by Theodore A. Stern, MD

Publication Date: 05 Feb 2020

Prepare for success on your board and shelf exams with the all-new Massachusetts General Hospital Study Guide for Psychiatry Exams. Based on the popular and authoritative Massachusetts General Hospital Comprehensive Clinical Psychiatry, 2nd Edition, this practical review tool contains 600 questions with annotated answers, offered both in print and online. You’ll have convenient, flexible access to hundreds of relevant, carefully reviewed questions from MGH—the name trusted by psychiatry residents and practicing clinicians as a leader in psychiatry information and reference.

Key Features

  • Contains 600 multiple-choice questions and annotated answers that test your knowledge of every aspect of psychiatry, offering highly effective preparation for your primary certification exams.
  • Divides questions into 94 sections that match the parent text, Massachusetts General Hospital Comprehensive Clinical Psychiatry, 2nd Edition.
  • Helps you gain a better understanding of exam presentation and format as you study relevant content that is fully up to date with DSM-5.
  • Allows you to study both in print and online, or review offline with the eBook download.
  • Enhanced eBook version included with purchase. Your enhanced eBook allows you to access all of the text, figures, and references from the book on a variety of devices.
About the author
Edited by Theodore A. Stern, MD, Ned H. Cassem Professor of Psychiatry in the field of Psychosomatic Medicine/Consultation at Harvard Medical School; Chief Emeritus of The Avery D. Weisman, Psychiatry Consultation Service and and Director of the Thomas P. Hackett Center for Scholarship in Psychosomatic Medicine at the Massachusetts General Hospital
Table of Contents
1. Section 1: Approach to the Patient
Chapter 1: The Doctor Patient Relationship
Chapter 2: The Psychiatric Interview
Chapter 3: Laboratory Test and Diagnostic Procedures
Chapter 4: Treatment Adherence
2. Section 2: Human Development
Chapter 5: Child, Adolescent and Adult Development
3. Section 3: Psychological and Neuropsychological Testing
Chapter 6: Diagnostic Rating Scales and Psychiatric Instruments
Chapter 7: Understanding and Applying Psychological Assessment
Chapter 8: Neuropsychological Assessment
4. Section 4: The Psychotherapies
Chapter 9: Coping with Medical Illnesses and Psychotherapy of Mental Ill
Chapter 10: An Overview of the Psychotherapies
Chapter 11: Brief Psychotherapy: An Overview
Chapter 12: Couples Therapy
Chapter 13: Family Therapy
Chapter 14: Group Psychotherapy
Chapter 15: Hypnosis
Chapter 16: Cognitive-behavioral therapy, Behavioral Therapy, and Cognitive Therapy
5. Section 5: Psychiatric Diagnosis and Conditions
Chapter 17: DSM-IV, A System for Psychiatric Diagnosis
6. Section 6: Disorders of Cognition
Chapter 18: Delirium
Chapter 19: Dementia
Chapter 20: Intellectual Disability
7. Section 7: Mental Disorders Due to Another Medical Condition
Chapter 21: Mental Disorders Due to Another Medical Condition
8. Section 8: Sleep Disorders
Chapter 22: Sleep Disorders
9. Section 9: Psychiatric Disorders
Chapter 23: Impulse-Control Disorder
Chapter 24: Somatic Symptom Disorder
Chapter 25: Factitious Disorders and Malingering
Chapter 26: Alcohol-Related Disorder
Chapter 27: Drug Addiction
Chapter 28: Psychosis and Schizophrenia
Chapter 29: Mood Disorders: Depressive Disorders (Major Depressive Disorder)
Chapter 30: Bipolar Disorder
Chapter 31: Psychiatric Illness during Pregnancy and Post-partum Period
Chapter 32: Anxiety Disorder
Chapter 33: Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder and Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorder
Chapter 34: Trauma and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
Chapter 35: Dissociative Disorder
Chapter 36: Sexual Disorders and Sexual Dysfunction
Chapter 37: Eating Disorders: Evaluation and Management
Chapter 38: Grief, Bereavement and Adjustment Disorder
Chapter 39: Personality and Personality Disorder
10. Section 10: Treatment Approaches
Chapter 40: Psychiatric Neuroscience:  Incorporating Pathophysiology into Clinical Case Formulation
Chapter 41: The Pharmacotherapy of Anxiety Disorder
Chapter 42: Antipsychotic Drugs
Chapter 43: Antidepressants
Chapter 44: Pharmacological Approaches to Treatment-Resistant Depression
Chapter 45: Electroconvulsive Therapy
Chapter 46: Neurotherapeutics
Chapter 47: Lithium and its Role in Psychiatry
Chapter 48: The Use of Antiepileptic Drugs in Psychiatry
Chapter 49; Pharmacotherapy and Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder across the Life Span
Chapter 50: Drug-Drug Interactions with Psychopharmacology
Chapter 51: Side Effects of Psychotropic Medications
Chapter 52: Natural Medications of Psychiatry
11. Section 11: Special Topics in Psychiatry
Chapter 53: The Suicidal Patient
12. Section 12: Psychosomatic Medicine
Chapter 54: Psychiatric Consultation to Medical and Surgical Patients
Chapter 55: Life-threatening Conditions in Psychiatry: Catatonia, Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome, and Serotonin Syndrome
Chapter 56: Psycho-oncology: Psychiatric co-morbidities and Complications of Cancer and Cancer Treatments
Chapter 57: Psychiatric Aspects of HIV-Infected and AIDS
Chapter 58: Organ Transplantation: Pre-Transplant Assessment and Post-Transplant Management
Chapter 59: Approaches to Collaborative Care and Primary Care Psychiatry
Chapter 60: Psychiatry and Ethical Aspects of Care at the End of Life
13. Section 13: Psychiatric Epidemiology and Statistics
Chapter 61: Psychiatric Epidemiology
Chapter 62: Statistics in Psychiatric Research
14. Section 14: Genetics and Psychiatry
Chapter 63: Genetics and Psychiatry
15. Section 15: Social and Community Psychiatry
Chapter 64: Serious Mental Illness
Chapter 65: Aggression and Violence
Chapter 66: Culture and Psychiatry
Chapter 67: Community Psychiatry
Chapter 68: Managed Care and Psychiatry
16. Section 16: Child Psychiatry
Chapter 69: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Disorders
Chapter 70: Psychiatric and Substance Use Disorder in Transition Adolescents and Young Adults
17. Section 17: Geriatric Psychiatry
Chapter 71: Geriatric Psychiatry
18. Section 18: Neuropsychiatry
Chapter 72: Neuroanatomical Systems Relevant to Neuropsychiatric Disorders
Chapter 73: The Neurological Examination
Chapter 74: Neuropsychiatric Principles and Differential Diagnosis
Chapter 75: Neuroimaging in Psychiatry
Chapter 76: Clinical Neurophysiology and Electroencephalography
Chapter 77: Psychiatric Manifestations and Treatment of Seizure Disorders
Chapter 78: Differential Diagnosis and Treatment of Headaches
Chapter 79: Pathophysiology, Psychiatric Co-morbidity, and Treatment of Pain
Chapter 80: Psychiatric Aspects of Stroke Syndromes
Chapter 81: Movement Disorders
Chapter 82: Psychiatric Manifestations of Traumatic Brain Disorders
19. Section 19: Law and Psychiatry
Chapter 83: Intimate Partner Violence
Chapter 84: Psychiatric Correlates and Consequences of Abuse and Neglect
Chapter 85: Legal and Ethical Issues in Psychiatry I: Informed Consent, Competency, Treatment Refusal and Civil Commitment
Chapter 86: The Role of Psychiatrist in the Criminal Justice System
Chapter 87: Legal and Ethical Issues in Psychiatry II: Malpractice and Boundary Violations
20. Section 20: Care in Special Settings
Chapter 88: Emergency Psychiatry
Chapter 89: Rehabilitation Psychiatry
Chapter 90: Military Psychiatry
Chapter 91: Disaster Psychiatry
21. Section 21: Preparing for the Future
Chapter 92: Coping with the Rigor of Psychiatric Practice
Chapter 93: Psychiatry and the Media
Chapter 94: Global Mental Health in the Twenty-First Century
Book Reviews

"Over the years, I have read several editions of Dr. Stern’s Psychiatry Update & Board Preparation to study for shelf exams, PRITEs, board exams, and board recertification. This new Study Guide for Psychiatry Exams is an incredibly useful companion to the MGH Comprehensive Clinical Psychiatry, 2e, providing hundreds of new board-style questions. The annotated answers are exceptionally detailed. In many cases, one can learn as much (or more) from reading explanations about the incorrect choices as the correct ones. The preparing student who works this study guide in conjunction with the Psychiatry Update can expect to pass board certification and recertification…and pass comfortably." -- Jonathan Stevens, MD MPH, Baylor College of Medicine

"Those looking for a practical, comprehensive and authoritative tool to study for psychiatry examinations or just to keep current in the field should look no further. The Massachusetts General Hospital Study Guide for Psychiatry Exams offers broad coverage of relevant topics and thorough discussion of each question and its answers. This book is a portable psychiatric exam preparation course from a master teacher. It’s a must-have study reference." -- John Shuster, MD, Former President, Academy of Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry

Book details
ISBN: 9780323732963
Page Count: 432
Retail Price : £72.99
Psychiatry residents preparing for their Psychiatry Board Exams