Psychiatry / Edition 4

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Sixty high-yield psychiatry cases help you sharpen your diagnostic and problem-solving skills

You need exposure to high-yield cases to excel on the psychiatry clerkship and the shelf-exam. Case Files: Psychiatry presents sixty real-life cases that illustrate essential concepts. Each case includes complete discussion, clinical pearls, references, definitions of key terms, and USMLE-style review questions with detailed explanations of the correct answers. With this system, you'll learn in the context of real patients, rather than merely memorize facts.

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Reviewer: Bradley R. Cutler, MD (Edward Hospital and Health Services)
Description: Part of the Case Files series, this is the fourth edition of a book of psychiatry cases aimed at medical students.
Purpose: The purpose is to provide a structured framework for assessing and managing psychiatric patients through real patient presentations.
Audience: Targeted specifically at medical students, the book is meant to help them excel during their psychiatry clerkship as well as prepare for the USMLE Step 2 examination.
Features: Four sections compose the book. Section I sets out a method for approaching clinical problems in psychiatry, describing both the patient encounter and clinical problem-solving. Section II introduces the principles of psychotherapy and psychopharmacotherapy, with a discussion of various forms of psychotherapy and common psychiatric medications. The heart of the book is section III, which presents 60 clinical cases. Each case begins with a clinical vignette describing a patient's presentation and continues with a summary of pertinent points, brief answers, a detailed analysis of the case, an approach to the case, a comprehension test, and a list of resources for additional reading. Clinical pearls appear throughout the cases to highlight key points. As the authors explain, the cases are presented in random order to simulate the way in which practitioners encounter actual patients. Section IV provides a listing of the cases by case number, disorder, and category. Changes from the previous edition include the streamlining of many chapters, a rewrite of many of the questions, and an introduction to new psychiatric medications.
Assessment: While most psychiatric books describe psychiatric disorders outside the context of a patient, this book adds an extra dimension by describing mental illnesses in terms of an actual patient. The case format is excellent at simulating the clinical approach to a patient and the decision making needed to treat the patient. Unlike most books that force readers to learn by rote memorization, this book stresses mechanisms and underlying principles of psychiatry. Students with little time can quickly read the vignettes and check the corresponding answers, while those with more time can focus on the detailed explanations. When I was a medical student, I found an earlier edition of this book to be essential to my success during my psychiatry clerkship. This newest update should help many medical students succeed in the years to come.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071753913
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 3/29/2012
  • Series: LANGE Case Files Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 477
  • Sales rank: 206,255
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Eugene C. Toy, MD is a dual certified family physician and ob/gyn. He is the John S. Dunn Senior Academic Chair and Program Director of the Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency Program; Vice Chair of Academic Affairs in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at The Methodist Hospital--Houston; Clerkship Director and Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at The University of Texas--Houston Medical School (Houston, Texas).

Dr. Debra L. Klamen is Associate Dean of Education and Curriculum as well as Professor and Chair of the Department of Medical Education at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine (Springfield, Illinois). She is also a Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at SIU.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 21, 2015

    Lilystar's Courage &Delta REAL CHAPTER 1

    Lilypaw felt Foxtail's thrust inside of her, making cu.m drip down her He made her pregnant and walked away. Read Beauty's Story at "bts"

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    Keep going M&M

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 16, 2015


    Switching tense! Only switch to past-tense when telling the story of something that happened in the past (hence the name) in a present-tense story. Good! (Stars for rating AND siggy.)

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    Posted May 16, 2015

    I &star m &star k &star


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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 16, 2015


    Sooo sad! But SUPER AMAZING! Theres a character app at first res from me. Thanks!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 16, 2015

    Lilystar's Courage &Delta Chapter 1

    [A/N: Thanks for the great comments and character apps! The prologue was more of a preview, so Blueowl wont come in until a little later, okay? More appehs!!]<p>Darkness was all l had ever seen. I was starting to worry that it was all l would ever see. I slowly forced my eyes open, just a crack. The blinding light seeped in and flooded my vision. I snapped my eyes shut, trying to get rid of the sun spots. However, l was still smiling.<p>I tried again, peeking my eye open. Instead of the blinding sun, l saw a tan tabby she-cat with silky fur and bright blue eyes. "Ma-ma?" I tried, suprised at the sound of my voice. I wouldn't have expected it to be so high.<p>The she-cat smiled. "That's right, Lilykit," she meowed, her voice silky and smooth.<p>Lilykit. That must be me! "Lil-ee-kit," l meowed, tryin out my name. I looked up again, seeing a long haired dark brown tom with gray patches. His deep brown eyes twinkled as he smiled at me.<p>"Papa?" I meowed. The tom nodded and l beamed, snuggling closer to my parents. "Where are my siblings?" I asked excitedly.<p>Mama and Papa said nothing. I scowled, wondering why l couldn't meet them. A bright orange tom with a large fluffy tail and a white underbelly and muzzle answered my question. "They're dead," he meowed as he walked past.<p>"Foxtail!" Mama shrieked, lunging at him. My father grabbed her and gently sat her down. Mama dug her claws into the ground, fiery rage burning in her icy blue eyes.<p>Foxtail yelped and whimpered, ducking back quickly. I laughed out loud, watching him act like a newborn kit. Then l remembered /l/ was a newborn kit. "Great StarClan, Fernwhisker," he panted, sitting up.<p>Mama, who now had a name, did not look at him. Or me. Or father. Or anyone really. She just glared of into the distance as if she was angry at life itself. That is, the /lack/ of life in my siblings.<p>"Fern gave birth to two dead kits," Foxtail continued. "You were gonna die, but Juniperleaf managed to save you." He nodded his head toward a dark brown tabby she-cat entering what l guessed was the medicine den.<p>Mama leapt at him, claws unsheathed. Papa grabbed her and forced her to sit. Mama struggled against his hold. Papa looked around before hissing, "Fern, you can't be like this. You're going to get yourself exiled."<p>"Stonespot, you heard him!" Mama wailed to Papa before turning her icy gaze on Foxtail. "Foxheart! That's what your name should be! Foxheart!"<p>Foxtail was silent. Though he didn't show it, l could tell that Fernwhisker had hit him in a soft spot. Fernwhisker squirmed away from Stonespot and once again lunged at Foxtail. He screeched and ducked, barely dodging. Fernwhisker was about to tackle him when she noticed a white tom with a stern expression, sitting stiffly. He had seen the whole thing.<p>"Cloudstar..." Mama meowed, a voice a choked whisper. Papa wrapped his tail around me as Cloudstar silently padded to a large rock jutting out awkwardly from the flat ground.<p>"All cats gather beneath the High Rock," Cloudstar yowled weakly. "Fernwhisker, step forward." She didn't. Several clanmates dragged and shoved her forward before melting back into the crowd. "The cat standing before you has attempted to physically harm a clanmate. From this moment forward, you are officially banished from LeafClan." Fernwhisker sat defiantly, and protested his words. "But Foxheart--" Cloudstar hissed. "I don't care what Foxtail did. Get out before l kill you myself." l watched as she ran away.

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