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Absolute Addiction Psychiatry Review

An Essential Board Exam Study Guide

  • Carla Marienfeld

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Introduction, Evaluation, Treatment

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. David Dadiomov
      Pages 17-30 Open Access
    3. Kristopher A. Kast, Jonathan Avery
      Pages 31-51
    4. Jamie Gannon, Mark Jacobson, Katia M. Harlé
      Pages 53-69
    5. Natassia Gaznick, Patricia A. Judd
      Pages 71-85
    6. Ricardo Restrepo-Guzman, Danielle Li, Grace Lynn
      Pages 87-101
  3. Addictions and Their Treatments

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 103-103
    2. Stephanie L. Hsia, Anna K. Mischel, Arthur L. Brody
      Pages 105-120
    3. Matthew E. Sloan, Robert B. Werner, Stephanie Yarnell-MacGrory, Ismene Petrakis
      Pages 121-137
    4. Christine LaGrotta, Anil Thomas
      Pages 139-151
    5. Joao P. De Aquino, Bachaar Arnaout
      Pages 153-167
    6. Marina Tsoy-Podosenin, Anil Thomas
      Pages 169-184
    7. H. A. Colon-Rivera
      Pages 231-241
  4. Populations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 243-243
    2. Jose Vito, Asha Martin, Ashvin Sood, Xinlin Chen
      Pages 245-258
    3. Natasia S. Courchesne, Stephanie A. Meyers
      Pages 259-275

About this book


This book serves as a tool for general psychiatrists, medical students, residents, and fellows looking for a clinically relevant and high-yield overview of addiction psychiatry in preparation for their board exams – or for everyday clinical practice.  Written by expert educators in addiction psychiatry, the text is organized by substances misused and populations affected. This book serves as both a primary learning tool for those new to the field, as well as a reference for those working in addiction treatment. Each chapter begins with summaries of high yield clinical pearls, followed by general information including treatment, and then ends with accompanying board-style review questions. The scope includes understanding substances of misuse and substance use disorders (SUDs), how to evaluate, diagnose, and monitor SUDs, how to treat SUDs both pharmacologically and behaviorally, and critical information for specific populations of patients.


Absolute Addiction Psychiatry for Clinical Practice and Review is an excellent resource for all medical students, residents, fellows, and professionals taking certification exams in addiction, including those in psychiatry, addiction medicine, emergency medicine, internal medicine, pain medicine, and others.


The chapter "Laboratory Testing for Substance Use Disorders" is available open access under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License via


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Editors and affiliations

  • Carla Marienfeld
    • 1
  1. 1.University of California, San DiegoLa JollaUSA

About the editors

Carla Marienfeld, MD
Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry
Medical Director Addiction Recovery and Treatment Program
Program Director UCSD Addiction Psychiatry Fellowship
University of California, San Diego

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Absolute Addiction Psychiatry Review
  • Book Subtitle An Essential Board Exam Study Guide
  • Editors Carla Marienfeld
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-030-33403-1
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-030-33406-2
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-030-33404-8
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages X, 386
  • Number of Illustrations 1 b/w illustrations, 5 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Psychiatry
    Internal Medicine
    Emergency Medicine
    Pain Medicine
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