Three terms best describe the "Laboratory Medicine in Psychiatry and Behavioral Science": exhaustive, user-friendly, and absolutely essential. That's because this book is not only the most comprehensive on the market, it is the only book of its kind to be published in the last 25 years. Designed to assist psychiatrists and other behavioral health clinicians in the care of psychiatric inpatients, outpatients, day hospital patients, general medical/surgical patients seen in consultation in the general hospital, and genatric or disabled patients in long-term care settings, this manual puts the latest information on the most critical laboratory tests at the clinician's fingertips. Which test is appropriate for which condition or psychotropic drug, and what are the caveats and reference values? This text is organized so that there are several ways to look up this information: alphabetically by lab test, alphabetically by disease or medication, in the Table of Contents, or in the Index. In addition, each section is marked along the edge and alphabetized, so that users can locate the information they need quickly and easily.
Most important of all, the information is accurate, complete, and current. No psychiatrist or behavioral health clinician should be without the knowledge and security offered by this unparalleled reference.