Lange Q&A Psychiatry, 10th Edition

Lange Q&A Psychiatry, 10th Edition

by Sean Blitzstein, Ivan Oransky
     
 

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The most thorough and up-to-date psychiatry review available for the USMLE Step 2 CK and psychiatry clerkship exam

800+ board-style questions cover the clerkship’s core competencies

Covering all of the clerkship's core competencies, LANGE Q&A Psychiatry delivers more than 800 exam-style questions and answers with

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The most thorough and up-to-date psychiatry review available for the USMLE Step 2 CK and psychiatry clerkship exam

800+ board-style questions cover the clerkship’s core competencies

Covering all of the clerkship's core competencies, LANGE Q&A Psychiatry delivers more than 800 exam-style questions and answers with concise but comprehensive explanations of correct and incorrect answer options. The 10th edition of this this trusted review simulates the USMLE Step 2 CK test-taking experience by including 100% clinical vignette questions and updates on the latest therapies for psychiatric diseases and disorders. Questions are carefully selected to match the style and difficulty level of what students will face on the test.

  • Build confidence and assess your knowledge with 800+ USMLE-style questions
  • Thoroughly updated to match the difficulty level and content of the actual exam
  • Review one subject at a time to pinpoint your strengths and weaknesses
  • Bolster your preparation with 2 comprehensive practice exams with over 100 questions each
  • Keep current with updated content, including coverage of the latest therapies for psychiatric diseases and disorders

Everything you need to excel:

  • Clinical vignette questions simulate what you will see on the actual exam
  • Student and resident reviewed to make sure you are studying the most relevant material possible
  • Questions focus on high-yield material, allowing you to maximize your study time
  • Contributions from Psychiatry faculty and residents

Editorial Reviews

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Reviewer: Aaron Plattner, MD (Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services)
Description: This review contains over 800 multiple-choice or extended matching items in a format consistent with the USMLE exam on the various topics in the field of psychiatry.
Purpose: This 10th edition continues to prepare medical students for their psychiatry clerkship exam and USMLE Step 2 Clinical Knowledge exam.
Audience: The target audience, medical students in their psychiatry clerkship and/or preparing for USMLE Step 2 Clinical Knowledge exam, will benefit most from this book.
Features: The first six chapters consist of questions on child and adolescent psychiatry, adult psychopathology, somatic treatment and psychopharmacology, psychological treatment and management, legal and ethical issues in psychiatry and medicine, and differential diagnosis and management. The final two chapters each have a practice test of approximately 120 questions that simulate an actual board exam. The tests present all of the questions, followed by answers and explanations. The book concludes with a bibliography and an index.
Assessment: As a medical student, I used various question banks including PreTest and a previous version of this review as a supplement to my clerkship and preparation for the USMLE examination. The questions and explanations are written at the correct level with selected medical student input into the development of the questions. Benefits of this particular book are chapters that specifically target one area of psychiatry for readers who have identified a particular area of weakness, as well as chapters on an assortment of different topics that simulate the actual exam. The concise explanations about why an answer is correct and the others are incorrect are helpful, but it also would helpful to use mnemonics and graphics such as charts and graphs to boost comprehension. Another disadvantage of this book is the bibliography, which does not help readers by directing them to further information pertaining to a specific topic. This could be remedied by placing the specific reference at the end of an explanation. It also would be helpful if the final two questions had the same amount of questions as a psychiatric shelf exam so that students can take a timed exam, which would better prepare them for their clerkship exam.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780071736329
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Education
Publication date:
06/22/2011
Series:
LANGE Q&A
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
277
File size:
831 KB

Meet the Author

Sean M. Blitzstein, M.D. is the Director, Psychiatry Clerkship and Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Ivan Oransky, M.D. is managing editor, online, at Scientific American. Previously, he was deputy editor of The Scientist, editor in chief of the medical student section of the Journal of American Medical Association (JAMA) and of Praxis Post, an online magazine of medicine and culture. Oransky is the author or co-author of four books, including The Common Symptom Answer Guide (McGraw-Hill, 2004). Ivan also holds an appointment at NYU Medical School as Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine, and teaches at the City University of New York's Graduate School of Journalism.

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