Suicide in Children and Adolescents
edited by Robert A. King, M.D., professor of psychiatry and a member of the Child Study Center, and Alan Apter
Cambridge University Press (Cambridge, United Kingdom) 2003; 334 pages
Experts from psychiatry, epidemiology, neurobiology, genetics and psychotherapy bring together the most recent findings in their fields to address important questions about suicide. How can these deaths be prevented? Can they be anticipated? Are there perceptible patterns? What role do families and gender play? What are the treatments for and outcomes of suicide attempters?
Treatment Planning for Psychotherapists: A Practical Guide to Better Outcomes, 2nd ed.
by Richard B. Makover, M.D., lecturer in psychiatry
American Psychiatric Publishing (Washington) 2004; 208 pages
This handbook offers a clear, concise explanation and clinical-case examples of practical treatment plans from initial assessment, through diagnosis and formulation, to the critical decisions about objectives, methodology and technique.
Dementia: A Practical Guide
by Marc E. Agronin, M.D. ’91
Lippincott Williams & Wilkins (Philadelphia) 2003; 272 pages
This latest addition to the Practical Guides in Psychiatry series is a pocket manual written for everyone from medical students to fellows to psychiatrists, neurologists and internists in practice who want a concise guide to dementia at their fingertips.
A Practical Approach to Transesophageal Echocardiography
by Bessie L. Marquis; edited by Scott T. Reeves and Albert C. Perrino Jr., M.D., HS ’87, associate professor of anesthesiology
Lippincott Williams & Wilkins (Philadelphia) 2003; 352 pages
This text offers a concise guide to the current practice of transesophageal echocardiography and includes discussions on its uses in surgical procedures and on data derived from Doppler studies.
Clinical Neuroanatomy, 25th ed.
by Stephen G. Waxman, M.D., Ph.D., chair and professor of neurology and professor of pharmacology and neurobiology
McGraw-Hill/Appleton & Lange (New York) 2002; 400 pages
This text links basic concepts in neuroanatomy with clinical correlations. The new edition reflects the state-of-the-art in the pathophysiology, diagnosis and treatment of neurological disorders and discusses the latest advances in molecular and cellular biology in the context of neuroanatomy.
Ellenberg and Rifkin’s Diabetes Mellitus, 6th ed.
by Daniel Porte Jr., Robert S. Sherwin, M.D., C.N.H. Long Professor of Medicine, and Alain Baron
McGraw-Hill Professional (New York) 2002; 1,047 pages
This text is a comprehensive reference on diabetes mellitus, covering basic biochemistry, physiology and pathogenesis, as well as clinical diagnosis and treatment. The sixth edition includes five new chapters, plus new material on the genetic basis of the disease, new hypoglycemic drugs, mechanisms of hormone action and regulation of hormone secretion.
Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Clinics of North America: Psychological Aspects of Chronic Disease
by Lawrence A. Vitulano, Ph.D., and Melvin Lewis, M.B.B.S., F.R.C.Psych., HS ’59
W.B. Saunders Co. (New York) 2003; 598 pages
Chronic illness in childhood presents many challenges for the child and adolescent mental health clinician. This book examines several major chronic illnesses in depth to provide a better understanding of the physical demands, medical treatment requirements, social limitations and general prognosis for the child.
Why Smart People Can Be So Stupid
edited by Robert J. Sternberg, Ph.D., IBM Professor of Psychology and Education
Yale University Press (New Haven) 2003; 272 pages
This book investigates the psychological basis for stupidity in everyday life. Experts shed light on the nature and theory of stupidity, whether stupidity is measurable, how people can avoid stupidity and its consequences and more.
The Perfect Fit Diet: Combine What Science Knows About Weight Loss With What You Know About Yourself
by Lisa Sanders, M.D. ’97, HS ’00, clinical instructor in medicine
Rodale Press (New York) 2004; 358 pages
Building on her research analyzing more than 700 weight-loss programs, Sanders has “uncovered a fundamental truth about dieting,” according to the publisher, that “sustainable weight loss is only possible on a diet that fits [one’s] food preferences, satiety signals, lifestyle and medical profile.” Sanders, who also writes the monthly “Diagnosis” column in The New York Times Magazine, offers a plan for tailoring eating habits and activities to lose weight and keep it off.