Deja Review Psychiatry, 2nd Edition

Deja Review Psychiatry, 2nd Edition

by Abilash Gopal, Alexander Ropper, III, Louis Tramontozzi Louis
     
 

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"Flashcards in a book" provide a comprehensive yet concise review for the psychiatry clerkship

Maximum retention in minimum time

Deja Review: Psychiatry boils down your coursework to just the critical concepts you need to know for exam success. This unbeatable guide features a quick-read, two-column, “flashcard in a book” Q&A

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"Flashcards in a book" provide a comprehensive yet concise review for the psychiatry clerkship

Maximum retention in minimum time

Deja Review: Psychiatry boils down your coursework to just the critical concepts you need to know for exam success. This unbeatable guide features a quick-read, two-column, “flashcard in a book” Q&A format. – specifically designed to help you remember a large amount of pertinent information in the least amount of time possible. The format allows you to zero-in on only the correct answers to promote memory retention and get the most out of your study time. Great for last minute review of high-yield facts, Deja Review provides a straightforward way for you to assess your strengths and weaknesses so you can excel on the clerkship and the USMLE Step 2 CK.

  • Icons call attention to must-know high-yield facts.
  • Expanded coverage on Psychopharmacology
  • Active recall questions allow you to understand, not just memorize the content
  • Clinical vignettes at the end of chapters prepare you for board-style questions
  • Portable size for study on the go – fits into your coat pocket
  • Bookmark included to guide you through easy-to-use flashcard presentation

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Reviewer: Aaron Plattner, MD (Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services)
Description: This review covers the basic critical concepts of the field of psychiatry.
Purpose: Upon completing this book, readers should have an understanding of basic psychiatric information that they will likely encounter during their psychiatric clerkships and on their psychiatric shelf exams and board exams.
Audience: The primary audience is third-year medical students in their psychiatric clerkships, and they would get the greatest benefit. However, any medical students preparing for their USMLE STEP I and/or STEP 2 CS/CK would also likely find this helpful. The authors consist of resident physicians in psychiatry, neurosurgery, and neurology, while a staff psychiatrist and four medical students act as reviewers. As a result, the review is written at the appropriate level for third-year medical students.
Features: The review uses a two-column question-and-answer format described by the authors as a "flashcard in a book." Particular questions and answers are bolded with exclamation points to highlight high-yield subjects. Chapters cover therapies of classic psychology, mood disorders, anxiety disorders, psychotic disorders, personality disorders, childhood disorders, cognitive disorders, somatoform disorders, factitious disorders, malingering, sleep disorders, substance-related disorders, eating disorders, sexual disorders, impulse control disorders, law and ethics, and psychopharmacology. Each chapter concludes with several clinical vignettes. The book has no graphic illustrations or references.
Assessment: The book manages to cover the key concepts in an efficient manner while providing answers that help readers understand the concepts rather than simply memorizing facts that are likely to be forgotten after the clerkship or exam. Students can read the chapters in whatever order they desire. While the clinical vignettes at the end of each chapter further learning, most review books I have seen also include illustrations such as tables, graphs, and various pictures, including CT/MRI scans or physical depictions of conditions, all of which help comprehension. Further, most reviews include references for further reading. This book includes neither. The authors acknowledge that this book is not to be used alone and rightly instructs readers to use other books along with this one in preparation for their clerkship and/or board exams. A third edition will be necessary when the DSM-V is published.
Reviewer: Aaron Plattner, MD (Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services)
Description: This review covers the basic critical concepts of the field of psychiatry.
Purpose: Upon completing this book, readers should have an understanding of basic psychiatric information that they will likely encounter during their psychiatric clerkships and on their psychiatric shelf exams and board exams.
Audience: The primary audience is third-year medical students in their psychiatric clerkships, and they would get the greatest benefit. However, any medical students preparing for their USMLE STEP I and/or STEP 2 CS/CK would also likely find this helpful. The authors consist of resident physicians in psychiatry, neurosurgery, and neurology, while a staff psychiatrist and four medical students act as reviewers. As a result, the review is written at the appropriate level for third-year medical students.
Features: The review uses a two-column question-and-answer format described by the authors as a "flashcard in a book." Particular questions and answers are bolded with exclamation points to highlight high-yield subjects. Chapters cover therapies of classic psychology, mood disorders, anxiety disorders, psychotic disorders, personality disorders, childhood disorders, cognitive disorders, somatoform disorders, factitious disorders, malingering, sleep disorders, substance-related disorders, eating disorders, sexual disorders, impulse control disorders, law and ethics, and psychopharmacology. Each chapter concludes with several clinical vignettes. The book has no graphic illustrations or references.
Assessment: The book manages to cover the key concepts in an efficient manner while providing answers that help readers understand the concepts rather than simply memorizing facts that are likely to be forgotten after the clerkship or exam. Students can read the chapters in whatever order they desire. While the clinical vignettes at the end of each chapter further learning, most review books I have seen also include illustrations such as tables, graphs, and various pictures, including CT/MRI scans or physical depictions of conditions, all of which help comprehension. Further, most reviews include references for further reading. This book includes neither. The authors acknowledge that this book is not to be used alone and rightly instructs readers to use other books along with this one in preparation for their clerkship and/or board exams. A third edition will be necessary when the DSM-V is published.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780071715164
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Publication date:
05/23/2011
Series:
Deja Review Series
Pages:
244
Sales rank:
1,128,072
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

Meet the Author

Alexander E. Ropper, M.D. is a Fourth-Year Resident in Neurosurgery at Brigham and Women's Hospital - Children's Hospital Boston, Harvard Medical School in Boston Massachusetts. He received his medical degree from Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston, where he was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor society. Prior to his education at Tufts, he worked at the Gene Therapy Core Facility of Weill-Cornell Medical Center.

Louis A. Tramontozzi III, MD is a Chief-Resident Physician of Neurology at Tufts Medical Center, Boston Massachusetts. During his residency he was honored with a "residency teaching" award in 2009. He received his medical degree from Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston, MA and a dual degree in Psychology and Neuroscience from Duke University, Durham NC.

Abilash Gopal, MD is a resident physician in the Department of Psychiatry at University of California, San Francisco. He graduated with his medical degree from the Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston, MA.

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