The closest you can get to seeing patients without being on the wards. Students need exposure to cases to pass the USMLE Step 2 and the psychiatry shelf exam. This book presents 60 clinical cases illustrating essential concepts in psychiatry. Perfect for the clerkship and the USMLE Step 2, each case includes an extended discussion, definitions of key terms, clinical pearls, and USMLE-style review questions. This interactive learning system helps you to learn instead of memorize. *60 psychiatry cases with complete discussions *Clinical pearls highlight key points *USMLE-style comprehension questions with each case *Primer on how to approach the patient *Proven learning system improves shelf exam scores "Superior to other case file books." --Chang-Kun Choi, Medical Student, Midwestern University School of Medicine "Using clinical scenarios not only makes the reading fun and interesting, but it is far more engaging than sitting down with a bulleted text and reviewing detail after detail. This is a much better way to learn clinical information. I have not read a book like this before, and I certainly have enjoyed it." Eric Hossler, Medical Student, James H. Quillen College of Medicine "I LOVED this book! I would recommend this book to all third-year students... The book uses a clinical approach and does not lose sight of the pathophysiology behind the disease -- GREAT preparation for being on the wards! The subject matter is also deceptively detailed, with much more information than one normally finds in a text of case files. The reader can use this book as either a rigorous self-test or a read-through introduction to the subject. Once again - a GREAT text!" Elizabeth Johnston, Medical Student, Emory UniversityToy, Eugene C. is the author of 'Case Files Psychiatry' with ISBN 9780071421829 and ISBN 0071421823.