BRS Behavioral Science

- by Barbara Fadem
  • Comprehensiveness: 5
    • It covers nearly all behavioral science topics that appear on Step I.
  • Yield: 2.5
    • Covers most high-yield behavioral science topics, such as substance abuse, psychotic disorders, anxiety disorders, mood disorders, eating disorders, personality disorders, and psychopharmacology and includes several charts that students may find useful.
    • However, it includes more detail than is necessary and includes many low yield behavioral science topics.
  • Organization: 5
    • Well-organized outline format that generally covers mechanism/pathogenesis, clinical presentation, diagnosis, and treatment for behavioral disorders.
  • Overall:3.5
    • The combination of a central text and question banks are generally sufficient for covering the high-yield behavioral science topics.
    • May be helpful when doing behavioral science questions to ensure adequate coverage of the fundamental components of the Step I method for topics encountered in questions.
    • Topics that are included in this text that have not been encountered in a central text or in questions are probably low yield.
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