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So our PD was discussing with us what would be the best textbook that is appropriate for a PGY-1. Not so light as to be non-useful (ie, synopsis of sadock) but not so dense as to be non-useful (ie, the full sadock textbook). Basically something that a PGY-1 resident can read from cover to cover that is medium depth and breadth on psychiatry?

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If Sadock is too hot and too cold, maybe The American Psycvhiatric Publishing "Textbook of Psychiatry" edited by Hales, Yudofsky and Gabbard would be just right. I would add a psycho pharm book, because the chapter on this is probably not enough. Most of the PRITE questions seem to come from Sadock, the APA text, and the APA guidelines. At least if you had to pick three sources, these would go the furthest. I don't agree with teaching to a test, and I'm not particularly fond of teaching from a text, but most programs seem to use these two.