Five New References From Leading Publishers
Help Psychiatrists Deliver More Efficient Patient Care
September 15th 2003, Skyscape, today announced that it has introduced
five new, PDA-enhanced references from the industry's leading
publishers, including the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of
Mental Disorders (DSM-IV-TR), to give psychiatrists access to
the most comprehensive line of psychiatric references on handheld
computers. Additionally, Skyscape announces a new partnership
with American Psychiatric Publishing, Inc. (APPI), the leading
publisher of books, journals, and other media related to psychiatry
and mental health.
Skyscape is releasing five titles in the field of psychiatry,
including the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders,
4th Edition, Text Revision (DSM-IV-TR) and The Manual for Clinical
Psychopharmacology (PsychPharm) published by American Psychiatric
Publishing, Inc., Psychiatric Drug Therapy (PsychD) and The Washington
University Survival Guide Series - Psychiatry (WUSPsych) published
by Lippincott Williams and Wilkins; and Psychosocial Nursing for
General Patient Care, 2nd Edition (RNPsych) published by F.A.
"I am active in a very busy consultation-liaison service,
with a lot of activity in the ICU. I find the Skyscape references
to be invaluable. They save me many a trip to the hospital library,"
said Alan Gruber, DSW, PhD, MD, NeuroBehavioral Associates, Chair
and Professor, PsyD-MD Program, Medical University of the Americas.
"What really makes them helpful is the way they take me directly
to a diagnosis or condition, to the drugs being used and their
interactions, so I can quickly make sure that my recommendations
for the patient's care will fit the situation. It's a great tool
to have in my pocket."
"We are pleased to be able to provide our customers with
the Skyscape handheld versions of DSM-IV-TR and the Manual of
Clinical Psychopharmacology," says Robert E. Hales, MD, Editor-in-Chief
of APPI. "By utilizing Skyscape's technology, APPI now has
the opportunity to provide new functionality to augment the usefulness
of our leading psychiatric references and make the enhanced PDA
versions an integral part of medical professionals' decision-making
The references are available today except for the Washington
Manual Series which is coming soon:
-- Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders -- Available
today, the handheld version of this text incorporates information
culled from a comprehensive literature review of research about
mental disorders published since the 1994 Diagnostic and Statistical
Manual of Mental Disorders was completed. Sections on prevalence,
gender, age, culture, course, and familial pattern have been revised
to reflect recent research findings and utilize the latest information
about the epidemiology and other facets of DSM conditions, also
including new research into Schizophrenia, Asperger's Disorder,
Conduct Disorder, Dementia, and Somatoform Disorders.
-- The Manual for Clinical Psychopharmacology, 4th Edition --
This popular manual now available on PDA offers extensively updated
chapters with new sections and summary tables for quick reference,
including the latest information on antidepressants, anti-psychotics,
mood stabilizers, anti-anxiety agents, hypnotics, and stimulants.
This comprehensive clinical guide emphasizes practical advice--i.e.,
specific recommendations about dosing, titration, and combining
medications--derived from the authors extensive clinical experience
in evaluating and understanding psychiatric patients.
-- Psychiatric Drug Therapy -- Based on the Handbook of Psychiatric
Drug Therapy, Fourth Edition, the handheld version, PsychD, is
considered an essential reference for psychiatrists. Each of the
major classes of drugs used in current psychiatric practice are
included along with in-depth coverage of mechanisms of action,
indications and therapeutic uses, side effects, toxicity, and
interactions with other medications.
-- Psychosocial Nursing for General Patient Care, 2nd Edition
-- Based on this concise, quick reference handbook, the handheld
version, RnPsych(TM), will help prepare students and nurses for
common psychosocial and psychiatric problems that can coincide
with patients' medical problems. Its quick reference format allows
users to find information to intervene quickly and effectively.
-- Washington University Survival Guide Series - Psychiatry --
Based on this popular reference, the handheld version, WUSPsych(TM),
provides references for professionals in psychiatric medicine,
in inpatient psychiatric, consultation and emergency settings.
Each section addresses the most frequently encountered problems
in these clinical settings and offers practical suggestions on
how to obtain information, generate reasonable differential diagnoses,
discriminate among diagnoses and document clinical decisions.
The reference includes Style Pointer sections on patient interview
skills and ED Rounds that outline clinical reasoning algorithms
in the emergency setting. Class Notes sections explain how to
concisely and thoroughly document patient encounters, emphasizing
difficult medical-legal situations.
"The five new references available to psychiatrists represent
a considerable body of knowledge that has been enhanced to take
advantage of the benefits of the PDA," said RJ Mathew, vice
president of marketing and product development for Skyscape. "This
is a significant new market for Skyscape, and we will continue
to expand our partnerships and offerings to best meet the needs