"Review of General Psychiatry, 5th deition, is designed for medical students—for course adoption, to supplement course syllabus materials, to complement readings in the literature, and to use as a companion text with more comprehensive works. Written by psychiatric educators, this text serves the needs of medical students in most setting. In addition, it can serve as a review text for psychiatric resident and other trainees, and as a reference for physicians and other health professionals.
Psychiarty is a discipline of observation and probing inquiry, a basic science of behavior, and a clinical science of mental disorder and emotional responses to physiological change, somatic illness, and life events. Critics in neuroscience characterize psychiatry as brainless; critics within psychological medicine fear that psychiatry will become mindless. Students everywhere are concerned that the medical curriculum not be witless. Our aim is to present psychiatry with the proper mix of brain, mind, and wit.