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Knowledge in the field of psychiatry has been growing at an exponential rate in recent years. In the process, it has branched into literally hundreds of different "subspecialties" under such names as biologic psychiatry, psychoanalysis, geriatric psychiatry, child psychiatry, adolescent psychiatry, psychopharmacology, forensic psychiatry, community psychiatry, consultation psychiatry, drug dependency, group therapy, family therapy, and behavior modification. The need for an organized and integrative approach to the subject has been apparent for some time; the fifth edition of Kaplan and Sadock's text accomplishes this task admirably. Attention is given to the neural sciences and the basic biologic principles that underlie
Comprehensive Textbook of Psychiatry—V.. Ann Intern Med. 1990;113:815. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-113-10-815_1
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