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Clerkships & Clinical Electives Resources

Selected textbooks, study tools, and clinical information resources for School of Medicine clerkships and clinical electives.

Core Textbooks & Resources

Core textbooks listed below have been identified by clerkship directors for the psychiatry clerkship.

  • Electronic copies of textbooks: Many textbooks are available online via the library's ebook databases, and direct links to the ebooks are provided when available.
  • Print copies of textbooks: Some textbooks may not be available online. A limited number of print copies are available in the library. Click on the title of a book to check availability at UTRGV library locations in Edinburg, Harlingen, and Brownsville.
  • Medical students are encouraged to secure individual copies of core textbooks in the format of their choice (print or electronic).

Key Textbooks

Psychiatry Review

Psychiatry Reading List

Addiction Volkow, N. D., & Boyle, M. (2018). Neuroscience of addiction: Relevance to prevention and treatment. American Journal of Psychiatry, 175(8), 729-740.
Aggression

Practice Guidelines for the Psychiatric Evaluation of Adults, 3rd Edition

The Modified Overt Aggression Scale (MOAS)

Agitation Practice Guidelines for the Psychiatric Evaluation of Adults, 3rd Edition 
Attention Deficit Disorder Cortese S., et al. (2018). Comparative efficacy and tolerability of medications for attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder in children, adolescents, and adults: a systematic review and network meta-analysis. Lancet Psychiatry 
Borderline Personality Disorder

Pazzagli, A., & Mario, R. M. (2000). Dysphoria and aloneness in borderline personality disorder. Psychopathology, 33(4), 220-6.

Understanding and Treating Borderline Personality Disorder: A Guide for Professionals and Families

Stanley, B., & Brodsky B. (2001). Risk factors and treatment of suicidality in borderline personality disorder. Clinical Neuroscience Research, 1, 351-361.

Culture

Considering Cultural Competence in the Context of Public Health

Ethics

American Psychiatric Association | Ethics

Caring for Vulnerable Populations: Ethics and Professionalism

Norman, K. (2018). This Is My Body. JAMA, 320(5), 441–442.

Evaluation

Psychiatric History Taking

Practice Guidelines for the Psychiatric Evaluation of Adults, 3rd Edition

Formulation

A Method for Developing Biopsychosocial Formulation 

GABA Ionophore Complex

Batelaan, N. et al (2017) Risk of Relapse after Antidepressant Discontinuation in Anxiety Disorders, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder: Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Relapse Prevention Trials." BMJ 358 (2017): j3927.

Sigel, E., and Steinmann, M.E. “Structure, Function, and Modulation of GABAA Receptors.” Journal of Biological Chemistry 287.48 (2012): 40224–40231.

Legal Issues Practice Guidelines for the Psychiatric Evaluation of Adults, 3rd Edition 
Medical Assessment

Practice Guidelines for the Psychiatric Evaluation of Adults, 3rd Edition 

Medical Assessment of the Patient with Mental Symptoms 

Medical Interventions 

Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine Self Assessment and Board Review 

Medical Interview

Practice Guidelines for the Psychiatric Evaluation of Adults, 3rd Edition

Medical Assessment of the Patient with Mental Symptoms

Medication Therapy

Ch 29 Psychopharmacological Treatment | Kaplan & Sadock's Synopsis of Psychiatry

Mental Status

Mental State Examination

Routine Psychiatric Assessment

Mental Status Examination (AccessMedicine)

Mission UTRGV School of Medicine Mission 
Opioid Overdose  Opioid Overdose Prevention Toolkit 
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)  Kira, I.A., et al. (2012). Collective and personal annihilation anxiety: Measuring annihilation anxiety AA. Psychology, 3(1), 90-99 
Professionalism  TBHCE Ethics Series - Professionalism (Requires Adobe Connect Plug-in
Psychosocial Scholarly Reports - Center on Mental Health Services Research and Policy
Safety Practice Guidelines for the Psychiatric Evaluation of Adults, 3rd Edition 
Suicide

Practice Guidelines for the Psychiatric Evaluation of Adults, 3rd Edition

Basic Methods for Assessing Suicide Risk

Practice Guideline for the Assessment and Treatment of Patients with Suicidal Behaviors

Systems of Care

System of Care Resources - American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry

SAMHSA - Systems of Care Publications

Psychiatric Emergency Services and the System of Care

Treatment Planning Practice Guidelines for the Psychiatric Evaluation of Adults, 3rd Edition 
Wellness  Improving the Health and Wellbeing of Medical Residents 
Women's Health

Bauer, A. E., et al. (2018). Familiality of psychiatric disorders and risk of postpartum psychiatric episodes: A population-based cohort study. American Journal of Psychiatry, 175(8), 783-791.

Park, Y., et al. (2018). Continuation of atypical antipsychotic medication during early pregnancy and the risk of gestational diabetes. American Journal of Psychiatry, 175(6), 564-574.