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by J Clive Spiegel MD,John M. Kenny MD

Updated to reflect all of the latest research in psychology and neurology, Psychiatry Test Preparation and Review Manual, 2nd Edition precisely mirrors the written ABPN board exam so you can expertly prepare and achieve your highest score. This psychiatry Q book now features over one thousand questions including an online component with all MCQs from the text, ensuring you know exactly what to expect when exam day arrives.

Enhance your preparation withrecommended readingsfrom key textbooks in the field.Understand why your answers are correct or incorrect through detailed explanations of each possible response.Study as effectively as possible with 300 brand-new questions that match the current exam format, as well as 160 clinical vignette questions that are stylistically based on those appearing on the ABPN board exam and other standardized tests.Experience a realistic exam simulation online at, where you can take timed assessment tests as well as untimed practice tests, target specific areas of weakness, exclude topics not included on the MOC exam (such as child psychiatry and neurology), and more!
Download Psychiatry Test Preparation and Review Manual: Expert Consult - Online and Print epub
ISBN: 0323088694
ISBN13: 978-0323088695
Category: Medical Books
Subcategory: Medicine
Author: J Clive Spiegel MD,John M. Kenny MD
Language: English
Publisher: Saunders; 2 edition (March 5, 2013)
Pages: 468 pages
ePUB size: 1726 kb
FB2 size: 1821 kb
Rating: 4.7
Votes: 479
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This book, in my opinion, is a must have for psychiatry board preparation! The questions are very board-like and it also comes with a CD to practice the new vignette style questions. I passed my boards with no issues the first try and now 'm passing this on to a colleague who will be taking boards next year before the change to DSM 5.
This book is a MUST BUY for all MOC prep candidates.
It covers good volume of the subject matter - it's a tad heavier on neurology than actually asked on the MOC
The question matter / level of difficulty is approximate to what's asked on MOC's.

The online component is "GOLDEN" - you are able to take tests online and that helps with practice.
This review book is comprehensive, and a good place to start for review. I especially like how it explains not just why the right answers are right, but why the wrong answers are wrong, so you can be prepared for all variations of a question.
The print is easy to read and the pages are thick and are of good quality.
I have done the first chapter and I think the book is good, however the Kindle edition is infuriatingly clumsy. The problems are the following:

1: Page breaks cut questions in half and there is no way to make the entire text scroll smoothly like in a pdf document.
2: There is no way to look at the question and the explanation at the same time. With a physical book it is not a problem, you flip back and forth dozens of pages within a split second. But in Kindle one has to click thru dozens of pages to go between the questions and their explanations and the time and attention it requires makes you forget the question by the time you click back to the explanation. This alone makes the entire book pretty much useless. Kindle needs a split view feature so you can see two separate sections of the same document at the same time. But it does not have one.
3: This could be circumvented if one could print a portion, e.g. the question section, and use Kindle to read the explanations with the printed questions in hand. But you can't print from Kindle.

Other options: to make screen shots of the questions and keep them on the screen while reading the explanations in Kindle.

My recommendation: open the book in Kindle on the desktop and also on the Amazon site so this way you have two copies open at the same time. If you have a wide enough screen it can work. Alas the desktop app has two thick and wasteful dark gray margins that eat up precious screen area.

For your next purchase avoid using Kindle for studying written material.
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Amazingly wonderful. This is the most essential book that I bought in studying for the general psychiatry boards and made subscribing to an expensive online course completely superfluous. The answers are extremely clear and concise. The difficulty level is spot-on. Many of the topics in the book were asked during the actual exam. In addition to this, I used "Neurology for Psychiatrists" and found the combination to be more than sufficient.
Online version tests are slightly buggy and frustrating. When you are on question 140 of test 2 in assessment mode the test freezes up and won't advance. Yet test one had no such problem. Support just said it must be my computer....
Also I would want more questions on dementia (cortical/subcortical) instead of so many on tricyclics. As I am studying for recert it is also annoying that all the tests have so much neurology although they give you a category option where you can exclude it.
This is a very comprehensive review of psychiatry in general, but not the best review for the Maintenance of Certification exam I just took. I feel like it does not follow the ABPN content outline. I like the FOCUS Psychiatry Review better (see my review). Also, it was super annoying that they took the online resources down until after my exam date!

So is it perhaps more appropriate for the PRITE or initial certification?
I used this book to study for my PMHNP certification. Great questions, but it really didn't help with the exam. Likewise, it's good for clinical practice.