BRS Behavioral Science

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  • Edition: 5th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2008-10-01
  • Publisher: LWW
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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, Fifth Edition covers material on this subject that is addressed on USMLE Step 1, written in outline format to provide an efficient method of studying behavioral science for USMLE. The book includes at least 500 USMLE-style questions with accompanying annotated answers. An exam follows each chapter and a Comprehensive Exam is included at the end of the book. A companion Website will offer the fully searchable text and an interactive question bank.

Table of Contents

The Beginning of Life: Pregnancy Through Preschoolp. 1
School Age, Adolescence, Special Issues of Development, and Adulthoodp. 13
Aging, Death, and Bereavementp. 23
Genetics, Anatomy, and Biochemistry of Behaviorp. 31
Biological Assessment of Patients with Psychiatric Symptomsp. 44
Psychoanalytic Theory and Defense Mechanismsp. 52
Learning Theoryp. 60
Clinical Assessment of Patients with Behavioral Symptomsp. 69
Substance Abusep. 77
Normal Sleep and Sleep Disordersp. 91
Schizophrenia and Other Psychotic Disordersp. 103
Mood Disordersp. 113
Anxiety, Somatoform and Factitious Disorders, and Malingeringp. 124
Cognitive, Personality, Dissociative, and Eating Disordersp. 136
Psychiatric Disorders in Childrenp. 150
Biologic Therapies: Psychopharmacologyp. 158
Psychological Therapiesp. 172
The Family, Culture, and Illnessp. 180
Sexualityp. 189
Aggression and Abusep. 203
The Physician-Patient Relationshipp. 213
Psychosomatic Medicinep. 225
Legal and Ethical Issues in Medicinep. 233
Health Care in the United Statesp. 249
Epidemiologyp. 259
Statistical Analysesp. 273
Comprehensive Examinationp. 282
Indexp. 309
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