Aims and scope following the tradition of the existing books in the "At A Glance" series, we hope to provide a summary of a comprehensive lecture course in psychiatry. We are confident of our ability to judge the appropriate content in view of our experience of undergraduate psychiatry course design and delivery, and of being MB final examiners in our own and other medical schools. We intend the tables/diagrams to encapsulate all a student needs to know in order to pass; the text supplements this sufficiently to provide enough for a student to do well. The book's modular structure would render it easy to update for future editions. Many students have expressed to us their perceived need for such a text, based on their preclinical experience with the existing "At A Glance" books.Katona, Cornelius L. is the author of 'Psychiatry at a Glance' with ISBN 9780865428737 and ISBN 0865428735.