This book has been written primarily for students and trainee doctors. However, I am hopeful that it will also be useful to higher or specialist trainees in psychiatry, and individuals from other disciplines such as psychologists, psychotherapists, physicians, nurses, occupational therapists, social workers, counsellors and legal specialists. I considered it essential that this book includes the most current information on psychiatric diagnosis and treatment.
“As one reads through Tareen’s Understanding Psychiatry, one can feel the patiently delivered guidance from the professor. The student is taken by the hand and calmly led through the complex labyrinth of the field of psychiatry. Without compromise on depth and breadth, the principles of psychiatry are simply laid out, and psychiatric disorders are distinctly presented and discussed. What is most impressive about this book is that throughout the learning process, the humanity of patients is brought forth. I would heartily recomme