Psychiatric Clinical Skills in Medical Practice. The Psychiatric Foundations of Medicine. Edited by Baylis George U. Wurmser Leon McDaniel Ellen Grenell Robert G., pages. Butterworth Publishers, Inc., Boston and London, 1978. Price. $34.95.

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This is the fifth in a series of six volumes devoted to the basic psychiatric information needed in medical practice. The editors and contributors are from the Institute of Human Behavior of the University of Maryland Medical School and have aimed the text at medical students. The section on basic diagnostic approaches reviews the mental status examination, differential diagnosis of psychiatric illness, and psychodynamic formulation. That on special diagnostic methods used in psychiatry covers psychological testing skills and techniques for the assessment of family and social milieu. A section on basic treatment approaches reviews psychopharmocology and the use of individual,

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