Behavioral Science/Psychiatry: Review for New National Boards

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Exam review includes: neurobiology and psychopharmacology, development and behavior, diagnosis and risk assessment, psychiatric disorders and treatment, clinical scenarios, and problem-based questions with answers.

The book contains black-and-white illustrations.

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Overview

Exam review includes: neurobiology and psychopharmacology, development and behavior, diagnosis and risk assessment, psychiatric disorders and treatment, clinical scenarios, and problem-based questions with answers.

The book contains black-and-white illustrations.

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Editorial Reviews

Michael J. Schrift
This is an excellent review book covering topics that are taught in behavioral science and introductory psychiatry courses in medical schools. It book is an outgrowth of recent changes in emphasis on the USMLE, Steps 1 and 2, in which the exam no longer rewards an encyclopedic knowledge of the basic sciences, but tests knowledge of the scientific basis of disease and the ability to apply this information in clinical reasoning. Written by psychiatric educators, the book would be useful for medical students as a supplement to their general psychiatric textbooks. The purpose of this book, according to the authors, is to produce a supplement to standard psychiatric textbooks. The authors believe that the single best choice format and the clinical focus of this book, in contrast to the comprehensiveness of general psychiatry textbooks, requires the reader to weigh information more critically thereby enhancing understanding and recall of information. The authors have succeeded in their purpose. The intended audience is medical students taking behavioral science and introductory psychiatry courses. It would also be informative to clinicians and trainees who want to keep up-to-date in the fundamentals of the field. Topics covered include neurobiology, personality development, diagnosis, childhood disorders, delirium, dementia, psychotic and mood disorders, substance use disorders, anxiety, somatoform, dissociative, eating, and personality disorders, sleep and sleep disorders, and psychotherapy. There are informative tutorials and answers are well explained. The index at the back of the book is helpful to finding specific topics. This is a useful review book for medical students preparingfor the USMLE behavioral science and psychiatry sections and as a supplementary study aid for these courses. I highly recommend it.
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Reviewer:Michael Joel Schrift, D.O., M.A. (University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine)
Description:This is an excellent review book covering topics that are taught in behavioral science and introductory psychiatry courses in medical schools. It book is an outgrowth of recent changes in emphasis on the USMLE, Steps 1 and 2, in which the exam no longer rewards an encyclopedic knowledge of the basic sciences, but tests knowledge of the scientific basis of disease and the ability to apply this information in clinical reasoning. Written by psychiatric educators, the book would be useful for medical students as a supplement to their general psychiatric textbooks.
Purpose:The purpose of this book, according to the authors, is to produce a supplement to standard psychiatric textbooks. The authors believe that the single best choice format and the clinical focus of this book, in contrast to the comprehensiveness of general psychiatry textbooks, requires the reader to weigh information more critically thereby enhancing understanding and recall of information. The authors have succeeded in their purpose.
Audience:The intended audience is medical students taking behavioral science and introductory psychiatry courses. It would also be informative to clinicians and trainees who want to keep up-to-date in the fundamentals of the field.
Features:Topics covered include neurobiology, personality development, diagnosis, childhood disorders, delirium, dementia, psychotic and mood disorders, substance use disorders, anxiety, somatoform, dissociative, eating, and personality disorders, sleep and sleep disorders, andpsychotherapy. There are informative tutorials and answers are well explained. The index at the back of the book is helpful to finding specific topics.
Assessment:This is a useful review book for medical students preparing for the USMLE behavioral science and psychiatry sections and as a supplementary study aid for these courses. I highly recommend it.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781888308006
  • Publisher: J & S Publishing Company, Inc.
  • Publication date: 1/28/1998
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 248
  • Product dimensions: 8.54 (w) x 10.98 (h) x 0.67 (d)

Table of Contents

1. Neurobiology in Psychiatry
2. Personality Development, Psychological Defenses, and Social Role
3. Evaluation, Diagnosis, and Risk Assessment
4. Disorders of Childhood
5. Delirium, Dementia, and Psychiatric Manifestations of AIDS
6. Psychotic Disorders
7. Mood Disorders
8. Substance Use Disorders
9. Anxiety, Somatoform, Dissociative, Eating, and Personality Disorders
10. Sleep and Sleep Disorders
11. Psychotherapy and Ethics
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