BRS Behavioral Science / Edition 6

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Overview

The Board Review Series (BRS) is aimed at providing basic knowledge as it relates to clinical situations and is used primarily by medical students studying for the United States Medical Licensing Examinations (USMLE).  BRS BEHAVIORAL SCIENCE covers material on this subject that is addressed on USMLE Step 1.  Previous editions of this volume have been quite popular with medical students. As in its previous editions, BRS BEHAVIORAL SCIENCE is written in outline format to provide an efficient method of studying Behavioral Science for USMLE. A major focus of books in the BRS series is to provide experience to students in answering USMLE-style questions. To this end, the book contains over 700 such questions with accompanying annotated answers. An exam follows each chapter and a Comprehensive Exam is included at the end of the book.

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Editorial Reviews

Doody's Review Service
Reviewer: Valerie E Mathis-Allen, MD (Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services)
Description: This book succinctly reviews the first two years of medical school in behavioral science, psychiatry, epidemiology, and related courses study guide for students preparing to take the USMLE. The previous edition was published in 2009.
Purpose: It is intended as a learning tool for quick recall for students studying for the USMLE.
Audience: Although written for students studying for the USMLE, the book is also useful for medical students, residents, or practitioners interested in a concise review of behavioral science, psychiatry, and epidemiology.
Features: The book covers the most current information in psychiatry in 26 chapters, but the best part is the collection of 700 USMLE-style clinical vignette questions with detailed explanations. The unique structural element is a "Typical Board Question" that begins each chapter with a clinical vignette providing an example of how the subject is tested. Each chapter ends with USMLE-style questions and answers with detailed explanations. Particularly well done is the chapter on biological therapies. Readers also may access an online resource for additional text, images, and an interactive question bank.
Assessment: This is a high quality book that will be very useful to students taking the USMLE, as well as to medical staff as a review.
From the Publisher
"The book covers the most current information in psychiatry in 26 chapters, but the best part is the collection of 700 USMLE-style clinical vignette questions with detailed explanations. The unique structural element is a "Typical Board Question" that begins each chapter with a clinical vignette providing an example of how the subject is tested. Each chapter ends with USMLE-style questions and answers with detailed explanations." 

 "This is a high quality book that will be very useful to students taking the USMLE, as well as to medical staff as a review."

Doody's Reviews
Valerie E Mathis-Allen, MD(Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services)

Weighted Numerical Score: 97 - 5 Stars!

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781451132106
  • Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
  • Publication date: 2/15/2013
  • Series: Board Review Series
  • Edition number: 6
  • Pages: 336
  • Sales rank: 303,822
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents

  1. The Beginning of Life: Pregnancy Through Preschool . . . 1
  2. School Age, Adolescence, Special Issues of Development, and Adulthood . . . 12
  3. Aging, Death, and Bereavement . . . 21
  4. Genetics, Anatomy, and Biochemistry of Behavior . . . 29
  5. Biological Assessment of Patients with Psychiatric Symptoms . . . 40
  6. Psychoanalytic Theory . . . 47
  7. Learning Theory . . . 55
  8. Clinical Assessment of Intelligence, Personality, and Achievement . . . 64
  9. Substance Abuse . . . 73
  10. Normal Sleep and Sleep Disorders . . . 86
  11. Schizophrenia and Other Psychotic Disorders . . . 98
  12. Mood Disorders . . . 108
  13. Anxiety, Somatoform and Factitious Disorders, and Malingering . . . 119
  14. Other Psychiatric Disorders . . . 130
  15. Psychiatric Disorders in Children . . . 142
  16. Biologic Therapies: Psychopharmacology and Electroconvulsive Therapy . . . 149
  17. Psychological Therapies . . . 162
  18. The Family, Culture, and Illness . . . 170
  19. Sexuality . . . 179
  20. Aggression and Abuse . . . 192
  21. The Physician-Patient Relationship . . . 202
  22. Psychosomatic Medicine . . . 213
  23. Legal and Ethical Issues in Medicine . . . 219
  24. Health Care in the United States . . . 233
  25. Epidemiology . . . 244
  26. Statistical Analyses . . . 256

    Comprehensive Examination . . . 264
    Index . . . 287

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