Chapter-opening outlines list the major topics covered. Information presented according to the classifications and terminology of the DSM-5. Emphasis placed on the concepts tested on Steps 1 & 2 of the USMLE. Clinical case scenarios and USMLE-style questions with answers and explanations included for each chapter.
Covers each major diagnostic category, each major class of somatic and psychotherapeutic treatment, legal issues, and special situations. 100 updated Board-format questions with complete rationales appear in a question-and-answer section at the end of the book. Case vignettes with questions, answers, and full explanations are included in every chapter. All diagnoses reflect those included in the current Diagnostic and Statistical Manual, 5th Edition (DSM-5).
Current coverage of behavioral science, psychiatry, epidemiology, and related topics, including the latest developments in psychopharmacology, US healthcare legislation, biological assessment of patients with psychiatric symptoms, and substance-related disorders. Chapters reflect the full range of behavioral science and conform to the latest psychiatric classification system, DSM-5.
Sixty high-yield psychiatry cases help improve diagnostic and problem-solving skills. Each case includes a complete discussion, clinical pearls, references, and USMLE-style review questions with answers. Also highlights DSM-V diagnostic entities.
Mnemonics, ward tips, mini-cases, diagrams, and tables highlight classic patient presentations and frequently tested cases. Strong clinical emphasis highlights all the important topics and provides a clear, concise review of psychiatry.
CAN BE CHECKED OUT FOR 7 DAYS. Prep book for the psychiatry shelf exam and the USMLE Step 2 CK. 500 USMLE-style questions and answers address the clerkship’s core competencies along with detailed explanations of both correct and incorrect answers.