Psychiatry and Behavioral Science

An Introduction and Study Guide for Medical Students

Edited by David Baron, Ellen Sholevar, Richard Roemer, and Thomas Hardie
Book Cover

PB: $51.95
EAN: 978-1-59213-531-8
Publication: Nov 08

HC: $
EAN: 978-1-59213-530-1
Publication: Nov 08

Ebook: $51.95
EAN: 978-1-59213-532-5

320 pages
7 x 10
8 figs., 46 halftones

A clearly written, introductory psychiatric text guided by the current Institute of Medicine domains and including national board-style review questions��

Read the Introduction (pdf).


This uniquely formatted text that combines introductory psychiatry content with board-style review questions has been written as a useful guide for first- and second-year medical students and other mental health professional students. Psychiatry and Behavioral Science is intended to be used as an indispensible text for pre-clinical psychiatric education. The user-friendly split page format includes clinical vignettes, “fun facts,” and relevant art work. Each chapter contains board review questions that prepare the medical student for the USMLE and COMLEX examinations. By using a clinical approach consistent with the needs of today’s medical and other mental health professional students, the authors prepare these students for their exams and clinical rotations. The text is also designed to prepare international students for United States residency programs. Non-medical persons interested in learning more about the basics of psychiatry and behavioral and social factors affecting health will find this volume compelling.

Table of Contents

Preface Section I: The Journey Of Life 1. The Early Years of Childhood 2. The Elementary School and Teenage Years 3. Young Adulthood 4. Middle Adulthood and Aging 5. Human Sexuality Section II: Life's Vicissitudes 6. Stress and Coping 7. In Sickness and in Health 8. Substance-Related Disorders 9. Interpersonal Violence 10. Suicide Section III: Healing and the Physician 11. The Medical Student and Physician 12. The Clinical Encounter 13. Major Psychiatric Disorders and Medicine 14. Social and Cultural Issues 15. Health Policy and Economics About the Contributors

About the Author(s)

David A. Baron MSEd, DO, is Professor and Chair of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science at Temple University School of Medicine.

Ellen H. Sholevar, MD, is Professor, Vice Chair for Education, and Chief of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science at Temple University School of Medicine.