This concise textbook is ideal for any student or health care professional who needs an authoritative, readable, affordable text that is sharply focused on clinical psychiatry. It contains the most relevant clinical material from the best-selling Kaplan and Sadocks Synopsis of Psychiatry, Ninth Edition and includes updated information on clinical syndromes and recently introduced pharmacological agents. The book is DSM-IV-TR compatible and replete with case studies and tables, including DSM-IV-TR tables.Initial chapters cover the clinical examination, the psychiatric report, medical assessment of the psychiatric patient, laboratory tests, signs and symptoms, and classification and rating scales. The major portion of the book covers all psychiatric and substance-related disorders, with special chapters devoted to infants, children, adolescents, and geriatric patients. Also included are chapters on end-of-life care and palliative medicine, forensic psychiatry, ethical issues, and emergency psychiatry.