Key Features

  • Organizes material according to the types of questions that typically arise during the pediatrics clerkship.
  • Uses Learning Objectives and Key Points boxes to make complex data easier to remember.
  • Provides Practice Cases to illustrate the types of clinical scenarios you may experience.
  • Includes a Practice Test of multiple-choice questions at the end of the book to help you prepare for examinations.

Table of Contents

I-A. Orientation to the Psychiatry Clerkship

1. The patient's day on the inpatient unit

2. The medical student's role on the inpatient service

3. The medical student in the outpatient clinic

4. The medical student on the consultation/liaison service

5. The medical student in the psychiatric emergency room

I-B. Evaluating the patient

6. Using DSM-IV

7. The history and mental status examination

8. The medical evaluation of psychiatric patients

9. Psychological testing

II. Symptoms, signs, and abnormal laboratory values

10. Hallucinations

11. Delusions

12. Disorganized thinking and speech

13. Mood disturbances

14. Anxiety

15. Memory loss

16. Suicidality

17. Violence

18. Sleep disturbance

19. Sexual symptoms

20. Changes in appetite and eating disturbances

III. Patients with a known condition

21. Schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders

22. Major depression

23 Bipolar disorder

24. Anxiety disorders

25. Substance-related disorders

26. Delirium and dementia

27. Personality disorders

28. Eating disorders

29. Sleep disorders

30. Sexual dysfunctions

31. Somatoform disorders, factitious disorders and malingering

32. Disorders of childhood and adolescence

33. Medication-induced movement disorders


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