Vithya Selvaraj M.D. and Sriram Ramaswamy M.D., of Creighton’s Department of Psychiatry, have authored a book manuscript entitled, “Psychopharmacology: 501 Questions to Help You Pass the Boards.”
The book offers extensive evidence-based multiple-choice practice questions, covering all drug groups and clinical vignettes similar to those on the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology exam. It provides detailed explanations for correct and incorrect answers, focusing on the sections of the exam that many psychiatrists consider the most complex and challenging to master.
Dr. Selvaraj, the primary author, developed the concept for the book after creating a database of extended multiple choice questions to help physicians prepare for the Professional and Linguistic Assessments Board (PLAB) test during her psychiatric training in the United Kingdom. Through her work at the Omaha Veterans Medical Center and Creighton, she has become well-versed in the psychopharmacology needs of primary care physicians, which makes the book a valuable resource for the growing number of those practitioners prescribing psychotropic medications.
Dr. Ramaswamy has extensive psychiatric training and clinical experience in India and the United States and his research and academic background were instrumental to the book’s creation. As Director of the department’s psychopharmacology research program, Dr. Ramaswamy has expertise in the knowledge and practice of evidence-based psychopharmacology which makes this book a very useful resource for trainees and practicing psychiatrists.
The book is published by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins and is available in paperback and in a Kindle edition on amazon.com