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This book provides thorough discussions of major topics in clinical psychiatry. These discussions are clinically focused, with treatment algorithms and illustrations of how to provide specific therapies and what to do if they do not work. Sufficient attention is also paid to theoretical issues for readers to understand pathophysiology, psychopathology and treatment rationales, and for residents to perform well on certification examinations. There is also an emphasis on how to interpret research and how to understand and utilize practice guidelines.Current publications aimed at residents do not provide practical guidance on application of treatments and they do not teach critical thinking. This book provides practical approaches to psychiatric disorders and teaches the reader how to interpret current research and how to apply it in the clinical setting. Actual patient vignettes and algorithms will make the material more readily available to physicians on clinical services. Treatment during pregnancy and the postpartum period and treatment of children will be included, whereas current books usually do not cover this material.