Problem-based Behavioral Science and Psychiatry

  • Daniel Alicata
  • Negar Jacobs
  • Anthony Guerrero
  • Melissa Piasecki

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Anthony P. S. Guerrero, Melissa Piasecki
    Pages 1-14
  3. Andrea Sorensen, Aubrey Klaich, Maya Strange
    Pages 15-32
  4. Debra J. Hendrickson
    Pages 33-54
  5. David Antonuccio, Amber Hayes
    Pages 55-77
  6. Steven R. Williams, Anthony P. S. Guerrero
    Pages 79-98
  7. Maria-Christina Stewart, Lance Hartmut Linke
    Pages 99-112
  8. Jeanelle J. Sugimoto-Matsuda, Anthony P.S. Guerrero
    Pages 113-133
  9. Negar Nicole Jacobs*, Lisa A. Calvo
    Pages 135-157
  10. Kimiko Ishibashi, Shaye Lewis, Timothy Baker
    Pages 159-186
  11. Jared T. Ritter
    Pages 187-197
  12. Lisa A. Calvo, Alex A. Morrison
    Pages 199-213
  13. Paula Yoshioka, Michael H. Fukuda
    Pages 215-228
  14. Barbara Kohlenberg
    Pages 229-242
  15. Anthony P. S. Guerrero, Asad Ghiasuddin
    Pages 243-257
  16. M. Anand Samtani, Earl S. Hishinuma, Deborah A. Goebert
    Pages 259-289
  17. Lori Murayama-Sung, Iqbal Ahmed
    Pages 291-308
  18. Erika Ryst, Jeremy Matuszak
    Pages 331-352
  19. William F. Haning III, Anthony P. S. Guerrero
    Pages 353-375
  20. Steven J. Zuchowski, Brian Kirkpatrick
    Pages 377-402
  21. Frederick Duennebier, Daniel A. Alicata*, Anthony P. S. Guerrero
    Pages 403-439
  22. Catherine McCarthy, Jason Reinhardt
    Pages 463-486
  23. M. Nathan Mason, Negar Nicole Jacobs*, Latha Pai
    Pages 487-510
  24. June C. Lee, Russ S. Muramatsu, Junji Takeshita
    Pages 511-532
  25. Ole J. Thienhaus, Justin B. Otis
    Pages 533-550
  26. Hy Gia Park
    Pages 551-569
  27. Brandon Harsch
    Pages 571-595
  28. Anthony P. S. Guerrero
    Pages 597-608
  29. Back Matter
    Pages 609-617

About this book


In keeping with the growing emphasis on psychiatry in the medical school curriculum, problem-based learning (PBL) offers students a unique patient-centred, multidisciplinary approach to study and the synthesis of knowledge.

The new 2nd edition of Problem-Based Behavioral Science and Psychiatry integrates DSM-5 updates and diagnostic criteria, and is fully consistent with PBL models and methods. Building on the strengths of the popular and widely downloaded 1st edition, the 2nd edition is a clinically robust resource for both the medical and the behavioral science student. Over 40 contributors, many themselves graduates of PBL medical schools, apply problem-based learning methods to specific psychiatric disorders, general clinical issues, and bedrock physician skills such as the intake interview and treatment planning.

The book’s fictional case vignettes illustrated typical patient scenarios, providing real-world context for content areas, and accompanying case diagrams show the relationships between patient behaviour and underlying neurobiological structures. Each student-friendly section ends with helpful review questions.

A sampling of the content areas covered:

·         Childhood development and brain development.

·         Major psychiatric illnesses, including personality, mood, anxiety, and psychotic disorders.

·         Stress, substance abuse, and violence.

·         Eating, sleep, and sexual disorders.

·         Coping skills and treatment compliance.

·         End-of-life care.

·         PLUS chapters on cultural sensitivity, ethical concerns, and the physician/patient relationship.

This book is ideal for first and second year medical students wanting to learn about psychiatry in the exciting context of realistic cases.  It also makes an excellent prep/review text for third- and fourth-year medical students preparing for the USMLE Step 1 and 2 exams, as well as being suited to graduate students in psychology or clinical social work. Problem-Based Behavioral Science and Psychiatry encourages lifelong learning and helps build the foundation for a lifelong career.


Behavioral Science General hospital psychiatry Principles of human behavior Problem-based learning Psychiatry in primary care Syndrome-based behavioral science

Editors and affiliations

  • Daniel Alicata
    • 1
  • Negar Jacobs
    • 2
  • Anthony Guerrero
    • 3
  • Melissa Piasecki
    • 4
  1. 1.John A. Burns School of MedicineUniversity of HawaiʻiHONOLULUUSA
  2. 2.School of MedicineUniversity of NevadaRenoUSA
  3. 3.John A. Burns School of MedicineUniversity of HawaiʻiHONOLULUUSA
  4. 4.School of MedicineUniversity of NevadaRENOUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-23668-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-23669-8
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