Problem-Based Behavioral Science and Psychiatry

  • Anthony Guerrero
  • Melissa Piasecki

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XVI
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Anthony P.S. Guerrero, Melissa Piasecki, Nathanael W. Cardon
      Pages 3-14
  3. Human Behavior

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 15-15
    2. Maya Strange, Andrea Sorensen
      Pages 17-29
    3. Jeffrey Raskin, Whitney Waldroup, Nikhil Majumdar, Melissa Piasecki
      Pages 31-47
    4. David O. Antonuccio, Amber Hayes
      Pages 49-65
    5. Kevin Allen Mack, Anthony P.S. Guerrero
      Pages 67-76
    6. Maria-Christina Stewart
      Pages 77-88
    7. Jeanelle J. Sugimoto, Anthony P.S. Guerrero
      Pages 89-104
  4. Healthcare Principles

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 105-105
    2. My Kha, Melissa Piasecki
      Pages 107-119
    3. Jacob Doris, Marin Gillis
      Pages 121-131
    4. Maxwell Takai Frank, Eriko Takai Frank
      Pages 133-140
    5. Michael K. Daines, Nikhil Majumdar
      Pages 141-149
    6. David C. Fiore, Jason P. Crawford
      Pages 151-170
    7. Barbara Kohlenberg, Melanie Watkins, Lindsay Fletcher
      Pages 171-181
    8. Anthony P.S. Guerrero
      Pages 183-191
    9. M. Anand Samtani, Earl S. Hishinuma, Deborah A. Goebert
      Pages 193-213
    10. Lori Murayama-Sung, Iqbal Ahmed
      Pages 215-227
  5. Behavioral Neuroscience and Clinical Psychiatry

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 229-229
    2. Erika Ryst, Jeremy Matuszak
      Pages 253-267
    3. William F. Haning III, Anthony P.S. Guerrero
      Pages 269-287
    4. Steven J. Zuchowski, Ryan Ley
      Pages 289-308
    5. Mireille Anawati
      Pages 309-324
    6. Mireille Anawati
      Pages 325-338
    7. Jonah Shull, Catherine McCarthy
      Pages 339-351
    8. Latha Pai, Melissa Piasecki, M. Nathan Mason
      Pages 353-366
    9. Russ S. Muramatsu, Junji Takeshita
      Pages 367-380
    10. Ole J. Thienhaus, Nathanael W. Cardon
      Pages 381-392
    11. Hy Gia Park, Cathy K. Bell
      Pages 393-407
    12. Crissa R. Draper, Nikhil Majumdar, William T. O’Donohue, Melissa Piasecki
      Pages 409-422
    13. Anthony P.S. Guerrero
      Pages 423-433
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 435-461

About this book


Problem-Based Behavioral Science and Psychiatry

Edited by Anthony Guerrero, University of Hawaii, Honolulu

Melissa Piasecki, University of Nevada, Reno

In keeping with the growing emphasis on psychiatry in the medical school curriculum, problem-based learning (PBL) offers students a unique patient-centered, multidisciplinary approach to study and the synthesis of knowledge. The first text fully consistent with PBL models and methods, Problem-Based Behavioral Science and Psychiatry 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 illustrate typical patient scenarios, providing real-world context for content areas, and accompanying case diagrams show the relationships between patient behavior 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 psychological 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 makes an excellent prep/review text for psychiatry residents preparing for the USMCE Step 3 exam and 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.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Anthony Guerrero
    • 1
  • Melissa Piasecki
    • 2
  1. 1.University of Hawai‘i John A. Burns School of MedicineHonoluluUSA
  2. 2.University of Nevada School of MedicineRenoUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2008
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-0-387-77483-1
  • Online ISBN 978-0-387-78585-1
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