Practical Guide to Neurogenetics E Book

Practical Guide to Neurogenetics E Book
Author: Thomas T. Warner,Simon R. Hammans
Publsiher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Total Pages: 344
Release: 2008-11-04
ISBN 10: 0702038458
ISBN 13: 9780702038457
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Practical Guide to Neurogenetics E Book Book Review:

This simple guide to neurogenetics demystifies the overwhelming amount of information on the subject so you can identify key clinical features and understand your management options. Reach relevant differential diagnoses and provide appropriate counseling to your patients using the symptom-based approach. By integrating genetic and neurological approaches to diagnoses, this book ensures that the neurological consequences of a genetic diagnosis and the genetic consequences of a neurological diagnosis are clear and explicit. Concise and portable, this book is ideal for easy reference in clinical use. Details the underlying basic science and clinical features of genetic disorders by taking a symptom-based approach to provide you with a comprehensive understanding of the field. Focuses on the clinical application of neurogenetics to be of practical use to you in the clinic. Clarifies the neurological consequences of a genetic diagnosis and the genetic consequences of a neurological diagnosis by integrating genetic and neurological approaches to diagnoses. Discusses and evaluates necessary investigations so you know when to use them and when to refer. Highlights diagnostic and therapeutic tips so you can learn new concepts or refine your skills in practice. Refers to online sources, such as Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man (OMIM) and others, to help you supplement your knowledge.

Human Genetics and Genomics

Human Genetics and Genomics
Author: Bahar Taneri,Esra Asilmaz,Türem Delikurt,Pembe Savas,Seniye Targen,Yagmur Esemen
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2020-02-12
ISBN 10: 3527682651
ISBN 13: 9783527682652
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Human Genetics and Genomics Book Review:

Finally meeting the need for a laboratory manual on human genetics, this practical guide is the perfect companion title to all major standard textbooks on the subject. The authors all have a high-level research background and are actively involved in teaching and counseling. Based on a standard curriculum in human genetics, each chapter equals one practical unit of the course and topics range from basics in human inheritance to genetics in major disease clusters and from bioinformatics and personalized medicine to genetic counseling.

Neurogenetics

Neurogenetics
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 436
Release: 2018-01-08
ISBN 10: 0444632352
ISBN 13: 9780444632357
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Neurogenetics Book Review:

Genetic methodologies are having a significant impact on the study of neurological and psychiatric disorders. Using genetic science, researchers have identified over 200 genes that cause or contribute to neurological disorders. Still an evolving field of study, defining the relationship between genes and neurological and psychiatric disorders is evolving rapidly and expected to grow in scope as more disorders are linked to specific genetic markers. Part I covers basic genetic concepts and recurring biological themes, and begins the discussion of movement disorders and neurodevelopmental disorders, leading the way for Part II to cover a combination of neurological, neuromuscular, cerebrovascular, and psychiatric disorders. This volume in the Handbook of Clinical Neurology will provide a comprehensive introduction and reference on neurogenetics for the clinical practitioner and the research neurologist. Presents a comprehensive coverage of neurogenetics Details the latest science and impact on our understanding of neurological psychiatric disorders Provides a focused reference for clinical practitioners and the neuroscience/neurogenetics research community

Neurogenetics

Neurogenetics
Author: Christine Klein,Kishore R. Kumar,Carolyn M. Sue,Alexander Munchau
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2014-09-29
ISBN 10: 0199383898
ISBN 13: 9780199383894
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Neurogenetics Book Review:

In this book, the authors use their extensive experience in the field of neurogenetics to provide readers with a practical approach for dealing with these conditions. The 31 chapters of this book cover a broad range of neurogenetic disorders, highlighting key issues with regards to the clinical assessment, diagnosis and management"--Provided by publisher.

Neurogenetics

Neurogenetics
Author: Stefan-M. Pulst
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 458
Release: 2000
ISBN 10: 9780195129755
ISBN 13: 019512975X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Neurogenetics Book Review:

Neurogenetics is intended for any physician or scientist who manages patients with inherited diseases of the nervous system. It presents the clinical phenotypes of the most commonly inherited neurologic diseases, and their molecular pathogenesis, followed by a description of the appropriate tests to be used in diagnosis. Two introductory chapters familiarize the nongeneticist with medical genetic terminology and molecular genetic techniques useful in the analysis of genetic disease and genetic testing. Subsequent chapters examine major neurologic disorders caused by single defects, as well as disease phenotypes such as Alzheimer disease or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis which may be caused by defects in single genes, but may also be seen as sporadic diseases. The genetic components of other common neurologic disorders, such as epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, migraine, and stroke are all covered in detail. The final chapter discusses genetic counseling of symptomatic and pre-symptomatic individuals. Throughout, chapters discuss genotype/phenotype correlations and, where appropriate, animal models for inherited human neurologic diseases. Several chapters are devoted to recently discovered diseases caused by unstable DNA repeats. Special emphasis is placed on conveying how DNA testing can be applied to the daily practice of geneticists and neurologists.

The Practical Guide to the Genetic Family History

The Practical Guide to the Genetic Family History
Author: Robin L. Bennett
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2004-04-07
ISBN 10: 0471459143
ISBN 13: 9780471459149
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Practical Guide to the Genetic Family History Book Review:

The Practical Guide to The Genetic Family History Robin L. BennettCompiling the most recent genetic developments in medicalspecialties, The Practical Guide to the Genetic Family History is avaluable resource which outlines the proper methods for taking andrecording a patient's family medical history, allowing primary carephysicians to be more efficient in diagnosing conditions withpotential genetic components. With genetic screening forms, anoverview of directed questions, pedigree nomenclature, andoutlining common approaches used, genetic counselor Robin L.Bennett provides readers with the basic foundation in humangenetics necessary to recognize inherited disorders and familialdisease susceptibility in patients. As the only guide which isgeared for the physician in this field, The Practical Guide to theGenetic Family History includes remarks by renowned medicalgeneticist Arno Motulsky, as well as information on structuring anaccurate pedigree and its components, including: * Using a pedigree to identify individuals with an increasedsusceptibility to cancer * Family history, adoption, and their challenges * The connection between the pedigree and assisted reproductivetechnologies * Making referrals for genetic services * Neurological and neuromuscular conditions * Tables covering hearing loss, mental retardation, dementia, andseizures * Five case studies of genetics in practice An essential reference for genetics clinics, medical geneticists,and counselors, The Practical Guide to the Genetic Family Historyis also an invaluable aid for both primary care and specialistphysicians who need an up-to-date reference that emphasizes boththe science and art of modern clinical genetics.

Neurogenetics

Neurogenetics
Author: Nicholas Wood
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 241
Release: 2012-04-12
ISBN 10: 052154372X
ISBN 13: 9780521543729
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Neurogenetics Book Review:

A coherent, up-to-date overview of the rapidly advancing field of neurogenetics for neurologists of any level.

A Practical Guide to Human Cancer Genetics

A Practical Guide to Human Cancer Genetics
Author: Shirley V. Hodgson,William D. Foulkes,Charis Eng,Eamonn R. Maher
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 420
Release: 2013-11-22
ISBN 10: 1447123751
ISBN 13: 9781447123750
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Practical Guide to Human Cancer Genetics Book Review:

This is a comprehensive and up-to-date guide to the diagnosis, clinical features and management of inherited disorders conferring cancer susceptibility. It is fully updated with much molecular, screening and management information. It covers risk analysis and genetic counselling for individuals with a family history of cancer. It also discusses predictive testing and the organisation of the cancer genetics service. There is information about the genes causing Mendelian cancer predisposing conditions and their mechanism of action. It aims to provide such details in a practical format for geneticists and clinicians in all disciplines.

Rosenberg s Molecular and Genetic Basis of Neurological and Psychiatric Disease

Rosenberg s Molecular and Genetic Basis of Neurological and Psychiatric Disease
Author: Roger N. Rosenberg,Juan M. Pascual
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 1464
Release: 2014-10-28
ISBN 10: 0124105491
ISBN 13: 9780124105492
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rosenberg s Molecular and Genetic Basis of Neurological and Psychiatric Disease Book Review:

Rosenberg’s Molecular and Genetic Basis of Neurologic and Psychiatric Disease, Fifth Edition provides a comprehensive introduction and reference to the foundations and key practical aspects relevant to the majority of neurologic and psychiatric disease. A favorite of over three generations of students, clinicians and scholars, this new edition retains and expands the informative, concise and critical tone of the first edition. This is an essential reference for general medical practitioners, neurologists, psychiatrists, geneticists, and related professionals, and for the neuroscience and neurology research community. The content covers all aspects essential to the practice of neurogenetics to inform clinical diagnosis, treatment and genetic counseling. Every chapter has been thoroughly revised or newly commissioned to reflect the latest scientific and medical advances by an international team of leading scientists and clinicians. The contents have been expanded to include disorders for which a genetic basis has been recently identified, together with abundant original illustrations that convey and clarify the key points of the text in an attractive, didactic format. Previous editions have established this book as the leading tutorial reference on neurogenetics. Researchers will find great value in the coverage of genomics, animal models and diagnostic methods along with a better understanding of the clinical implications. Clinicians will rely on the coverage of the basic science of neurogenetics and the methods for evaluating patients with biochemical abnormalities or gene mutations, including links to genetic testing for specific diseases. Comprehensive coverage of the neurogenetic foundation of neurological and psychiatric disease Detailed introduction to both clinical and basic research implications of molecular and genetic understanding of the brain Detailed coverage of genomics, animal models and diagnostic methods with new coverage of evaluating patients with biochemical abnormalities or gene mutations

Practical Neurology

Practical Neurology
Author: Biller
Publsiher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Total Pages: 747
Release: 2012
ISBN 10: 1451142633
ISBN 13: 9781451142631
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Practical Neurology Book Review:

This book is a practical, concise alternative to existing neurology textbooks. The outline format and standard chapter template offers the reader immediate, comprehensive information. The author is a well-respected educator who has a talent for making neurologic information accessible and understandable. Significant changes have been made to the therapeutics/management portion of the book as well as specific diagnosis-related chapters have been updated. More tables and figures allow the reader to find the information quickly. This book sits between a handbook and a textbook and distinguishes itself in its presentation of material in a problem-oriented format: 35 chapters discuss how to approach the patient with a variety of disorders; the second half of the book discusses treatment options.

The British National Bibliography

The British National Bibliography
Author: Arthur James Wells
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2006
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105215547287
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Molecular Genetic and Statistical Techniques for Behavioral and Neural Research

Molecular Genetic and Statistical Techniques for Behavioral and Neural Research
Author: Robert T. Gerlai
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 708
Release: 2018-04-24
ISBN 10: 0128041161
ISBN 13: 9780128041161
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Molecular Genetic and Statistical Techniques for Behavioral and Neural Research Book Review:

Molecular-Genetic and Statistical Techniques for Behavioral and Neural Research presents the most exciting molecular and recombinant DNA techniques used in the analysis of brain function and behavior, a critical piece of the puzzle for clinicians, scientists, course instructors and advanced undergraduate and graduate students. Chapters examine neuroinformatics, genetic and neurobehavioral databases and data mining, also providing an analysis of natural genetic variation and principles and applications of forward (mutagenesis) and reverse genetics (gene targeting). In addition, the book discusses gene expression and its role in brain function and behavior, along with ethical issues in the use of animals in genetics testing. Written and edited by leading international experts, this book provides a clear presentation of the frontiers of basic research as well as translationally relevant techniques that are used by neurobehavioral geneticists. Focuses on new techniques, including electrocorticography, functional mapping, stereo EEG, motor evoked potentials, optical coherence tomography, magnetoencephalography, laser evoked potentials, transmagnetic stimulation, and motor evoked potentials Presents the most exciting molecular and recombinant DNA techniques used in the analysis of brain function and behavior Written and edited by leading international experts

Handbook of Clinical Adult Genetics and Genomics

Handbook of Clinical Adult Genetics and Genomics
Author: Shweta Dhar,Sandesh Sreenath Chakravarthy Nagamani,Tanya Eble
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 534
Release: 2020-04-10
ISBN 10: 0128173459
ISBN 13: 9780128173459
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Clinical Adult Genetics and Genomics Book Review:

Handbook of Clinical Adult Genetics and Genomics: A Practice-Based Approach provides a thorough overview of genetic disorders that are commonly encountered in adult populations and supports the full translation of adult genetic and genomic modalities into clinical practice. Expert chapter authors supplement foundational knowledge with case-based strategies for the evaluation and management of genetic disorders in each organ system and specialty area. Topics discussed include employing genetic testing technologies, reporting test results, genetic counseling for adult patients, medical genetics referrals, issues of complex inheritance, gene therapy, and diagnostic and treatment criteria for developmental, cardiovascular, gastrointestinal, neuropsychiatric, pulmonary issues, and much more. Employs clinical case studies to demonstrate how to evaluate, diagnosis and treat adult patients with genetic disorders Offers a practical framework for establishing an adult genetics clinic, addressing infrastructure, billing, counseling, and challenges unique to adult clinical genetics Features chapter contributions from authors at leading adult genetics institutions in the US and abroad

Neuroscience for Neurologists

Neuroscience for Neurologists
Author: Patrick F Chinnery
Publsiher: World Scientific
Total Pages: 468
Release: 2006-11-14
ISBN 10: 1908979860
ISBN 13: 9781908979865
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Neuroscience for Neurologists Book Review:

The last decade has seen major advances in our understanding of the basic scientific principles that underpin clinical neurology. Many of these advances have already had a major impact on routine clinical practice, and this is likely to continue in the future. Although this makes it an exciting time to practice neurology, it also presents new challenges. How can established general neurologists keep up-to-date with clinically relevant scientific advances, and how can the specialist remain competent outside his own field? What should trainee neurologists learn to prepare themselves for the future career? Written by experts in the field, this timely book presents the scientific principles behind neurology. It aims to take the reader from the human genome, through gene expression, to molecular and cellular pathology, and subsequently to contemporary clinical investigations and clinical trials. Each contribution includes a discussion about the future of the field and highlights areas of potential growth and their relevance to routine clinical practice over the next decade. The succinctly written chapters will be easily accessible to both neurologists and trainees who have no expertise in the area. Many of the chapters are co-written by a clinician and a basic scientist, and each has been subject to peer review — both by experts in the field and a “jobbing” general neurologist. This has ensured that the contributions reflect contemporary scientific thinking which is presented in a way that is easy to digest. The book includes generous use of diagrams to help explain difficult concepts, a glossary explaining the terminology, and provides information on links to web-based resources for further information. Contents:Neurogenetics — Single Gene DisordersNeurogenetics II: Complex DisordersFunctional Genomics and Proteomics: Application in NeurosciencesMitochondriaNanotechnology for Neuronal Ion ChannelsMolecular and Cellular Pathways of Neurodegeneration in Motor Neurone DiseaseNeurodegenerative Disorders: Parkinson's Disease and Huntington's DiseaseMolecular Pathogenesis of NeuroinflammationNeurovirologyMolecular Neurology of Prion DiseaseMonitoring and Interpretation of Intracranial PressureCerebral Perfusion and StrokeA Review of Structural Magnetic Resonance NeuroimagingApplications of Positron Emission Tomography (PET) in NeurologyFunctional Magnetic Resonance ImagingHow to Spot Bias and Other Potential Problems in Randomised Controlled Trials Readership: Neurologists, trainees/interns in neurology and related disciplines, neurobiologists. Keywords:Neuroscience;Neurology;Neurobiology;Clinical Neurology;Clinical InvestigationKey Features:A single volume describing the scientific principles that underpin the clinical practice of neurology from experts in each fieldCovers a broad range of topics from the human genome, through gene expression, to molecular and cellular pathology, and subsequently to contemporary clinical investigations and clinical trialsSuccinct chapters that will be easily accessible by neurologists and trainees who have no expertise in the areaIdeal for general neurologists who wish to keep up to date with clinically relevant scientific advancesEssential reading for trainee neurologists preparing for their future careerEffective use of diagrams to help explain difficult conceptsMany of the reviews co-written by a clinician and a basic scientist, in addition subjected to peer review — both by experts in the field and also by a “jobbing” general neurologistIncludes a glossary explaining the terminology, and providing links to web-based resources for further information

Clinical Genomics

Clinical Genomics
Author: Shashikant Kulkarni,John Pfeifer
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 488
Release: 2014-11-10
ISBN 10: 0124051731
ISBN 13: 9780124051737
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Clinical Genomics Book Review:

Clinical Genomics provides an overview of the various next-generation sequencing (NGS) technologies that are currently used in clinical diagnostic laboratories. It presents key bioinformatic challenges and the solutions that must be addressed by clinical genomicists and genomic pathologists, such as specific pipelines for identification of the full range of variants that are clinically important. This book is also focused on the challenges of diagnostic interpretation of NGS results in a clinical setting. Its final sections are devoted to the emerging regulatory issues that will govern clinical use of NGS, and reimbursement paradigms that will affect the way in which laboratory professionals get paid for the testing. Simplifies complexities of NGS technologies for rapid education of clinical genomicists and genomic pathologists towards genomic medicine paradigm Tried and tested practice-based analysis for precision diagnosis and treatment plans Specific pipelines and meta-analysis for full range of clinically important variants

Genomic and Personalized Medicine

Genomic and Personalized Medicine
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 1350
Release: 2012-10-30
ISBN 10: 0123822289
ISBN 13: 9780123822284
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Genomic and Personalized Medicine Book Review:

Genomic and Personalized Medicine, Second Edition — winner of a 2013 Highly Commended BMA Medical Book Award for Medicine — is a major discussion of the structure, history, and applications of the field, as it emerges from the campus and lab into clinical action. As with the first edition, leading experts review the development of the new science, the current opportunities for genome-based analysis in healthcare, and the potential of genomic medicine in future healthcare. The inclusion of the latest information on diagnostic testing, population screening, disease susceptability, and pharmacogenomics makes this work an ideal companion for the many stakeholders of genomic and personalized medicine. With advancing knowledge of the genome across and outside protein-coding regions of DNA, new comprehension of genomic variation and frequencies across populations, the elucidation of advanced strategic approaches to genomic study, and above all in the elaboration of next-generation sequencing, genomic medicine has begun to achieve the much-vaunted transformative health outcomes of the Human Genome Project, almost a decade after its official completion in April 2003. Highly Commended 2013 BMA Medical Book Award for Medicine More than 100 chapters, from leading researchers, review the many impacts of genomic discoveries in clinical action, including 63 chapters new to this edition Discusses state-of-the-art genome technologies, including population screening, novel diagnostics, and gene-based therapeutics Wide and inclusive discussion encompasses the formidable ethical, legal, regulatory and social challenges related to the evolving practice of genomic medicine Clearly and beautifully illustrated with 280 color figures, and many thousands of references for further reading and deeper analysis

Paediatric Neurology

Paediatric Neurology
Author: Rob Forsyth,Richard W. Newton
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 633
Release: 2012-07-26
ISBN 10: 0199603634
ISBN 13: 9780199603633
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Paediatric Neurology Book Review:

This book is an accessible tool for practising and trainee paediatric neurologists. It aids diagnosis and patient management in child neurology, with a rational and efficient approach to assessment, investigation and treatment. It contains important reference material and reflects real life situations.

Neurological Differential Diagnosis

Neurological Differential Diagnosis
Author: Roongroj Bhidayasiri,Michael F. X. Waters,Christopher Giza
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 560
Release: 2008-04-15
ISBN 10: 1405172843
ISBN 13: 9781405172844
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Neurological Differential Diagnosis Book Review:

Neurology is primarily characterized by a variety of diseases which seem very similar and are therefore difficult to distinguish between. Skill at differential diagnosis is therefore absolutely paramount. Neurological Differential Diagnosis is a streamlined handbook of prioritized differential diagnosis, to be used both in clinical practice and for exam review. By presenting differential diagnosis in order of frequency and importance, this book provides a practical handbook for clinicians in training, as well as a potential resource for quick board review. Whilst the book covers the most important syndromes and disease entities, readers are referred to other texts for more exhaustive differentials. By limiting differentials in this way - to the most likely and most serious diagnoses - the reader can more easily recall relevant disease processes when faced with a particular clinical situation, whether it be a patient in the emergency room or a difficult question on the board examination. The book specifically targets neurology residents and fellows, with overlap to neurosurgery and psychiatry. Internal medicine physicians with an interest in neurological problems and medical students looking for an edge in clinical neuroscience would also benefit from this text. The content is primarily mid-level material, in a pedagogic format. In order to organize the students' thought processes concise tables and line drawing templates are included. The book is organized into broad chapters by type of disorder and some overlap occurs between particular chapters.

Molecular Diagnostics

Molecular Diagnostics
Author: Wayne W. Grody,Robert M. Nakamura,Frederick L. Kiechle,Charles Strom
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 736
Release: 2009-11-06
ISBN 10: 9780080919041
ISBN 13: 0080919049
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Molecular Diagnostics Book Review:

Advances in genomic and proteomic profiling of disease have transformed the field of molecular diagnostics, thus leading the way for a major revolution in clinical practice. While the range of tests for disease detection and staging is rapidly expanding, many physicians lack the knowledge required to determine which tests to order and how to interpret results. Molecular Diagnostics provides a complete guide to the use and interpretation of molecular testing in the clinical arena. No other available resource offers this emphasis, comprehensive scope, and practical utility in the clinical setting. Serves as the definitivereference for molecular pathologists worldwide Covers a variety of molecular techniques including next generation sequencing, tumor somatic cell genotyping, infectious and genetic disease tecting, and pharmacogenetics Discusses in the detail issues concerning quality assurance, regulation, ethics, and future directions for the science

The American Psychiatric Association Practice Guidelines for the Psychiatric Evaluation of Adults Third Edition

The American Psychiatric Association Practice Guidelines for the Psychiatric Evaluation of Adults  Third Edition
Author: American Psychiatric Association
Publsiher: American Psychiatric Pub
Total Pages: 170
Release: 2015-07-29
ISBN 10: 0890424659
ISBN 13: 9780890424650
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The American Psychiatric Association Practice Guidelines for the Psychiatric Evaluation of Adults Third Edition Book Review:

Since the publication of the Institute of Medicine (IOM) report Clinical Practice Guidelines We Can Trust in 2011, there has been an increasing emphasis on assuring that clinical practice guidelines are trustworthy, developed in a transparent fashion, and based on a systematic review of the available research evidence. To align with the IOM recommendations and to meet the new requirements for inclusion of a guideline in the National Guidelines Clearinghouse of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), American Psychiatric Association (APA) has adopted a new process for practice guideline development. Under this new process APA's practice guidelines also seek to provide better clinical utility and usability. Rather than a broad overview of treatment for a disorder, new practice guidelines focus on a set of discrete clinical questions of relevance to an overarching subject area. A systematic review of evidence is conducted to address these clinical questions and involves a detailed assessment of individual studies. The quality of the overall body of evidence is also rated and is summarized in the practice guideline. With the new process, recommendations are determined by weighing potential benefits and harms of an intervention in a specific clinical context. Clear, concise, and actionable recommendation statements help clinicians to incorporate recommendations into clinical practice, with the goal of improving quality of care. The new practice guideline format is also designed to be more user friendly by dividing information into modules on specific clinical questions. Each module has a consistent organization, which will assist users in finding clinically useful and relevant information quickly and easily. This new edition of the practice guidelines on psychiatric evaluation for adults is the first set of the APA's guidelines developed under the new guideline development process. These guidelines address the following nine topics, in the context of an initial psychiatric evaluation: review of psychiatric symptoms, trauma history, and treatment history; substance use assessment; assessment of suicide risk; assessment for risk of aggressive behaviors; assessment of cultural factors; assessment of medical health; quantitative assessment; involvement of the patient in treatment decision making; and documentation of the psychiatric evaluation. Each guideline recommends or suggests topics to include during an initial psychiatric evaluation. Findings from an expert opinion survey have also been taken into consideration in making recommendations or suggestions. In addition to reviewing the available evidence on psychiatry evaluation, each guideline also provides guidance to clinicians on implementing these recommendations to enhance patient care.