BRS Behavioral Science (Board Review Series) (6th Edition) by Barbara Fadem

By Barbara Fadem

The Board overview sequence (BRS) is geared toward offering simple wisdom as it pertains to scientific events and is used essentially by means of scientific scholars learning for the USA scientific Licensing Examinations (USMLE).  BRS BEHAVIORAL technological know-how covers fabric in this topic that's addressed on USMLE Step 1.  earlier variations of this quantity were fairly well-liked by clinical scholars. As in its earlier variations, BRS BEHAVIORAL technological know-how is written in define structure to supply a good approach to learning Behavioral technological know-how for USMLE. a big concentration of books within the BRS sequence is to supply event to scholars in answering USMLE-style questions. To this finish, the e-book includes over seven hundred such questions with accompanying annotated solutions. An examination follows every one bankruptcy and a accomplished examination is incorporated on the finish of the ebook.

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A 52-year-old woman in the United States has a 52-year-old female friend in Australia. Both are in good general health and neither has menstruated for about 1 year. Which of the following symptoms are both women most likely to experience at this time? (A) (B) (C) (D) (E) Severe depression Severe anxiety Hot flashes Fatigue Lethargy 5. Increase in penis width, development of the glans, and darkening of scrotal skin characterize Tanner stage (A) (B) (C) (D) (E) 1 2 3 4 5 6. A mother tells the physician that she is concerned about her son because he consistently engages in behavior that is dangerous and potentially life-threatening.

Changes in the brain occur with aging. a. These changes include decreased brain weight, enlarged ventricles and sulci, and decreased cerebral blood flow. b. Amyloid (senile) plaques and neurofibrillary tangles are present in the normally aging brain but to a lesser extent than in dementia of the Alzheimer type, hereinafter Alzheimer disease. c. Neurochemical changes that occur in aging include decreased availability of neurotransmitters such as norepinephrine, dopamine, g-aminobutyric acid, and acetylcholine; increased availability of monoamine oxidase; and decreased responsiveness of neurotransmitter receptors.

Therefore, while it is not appropriate for the physician to insist that the patient tell her son, the physician should talk to the mother and encourage her to talk to her son about her terminal condition. The physician can also counsel the patient on what to say to her child about her imminent death. 14. The answer is C. This patient, whose wife died 8 months ago, is showing a normal grief reaction. Although he sometimes wakes up an hour earlier than usual and cries when he thinks about his wife, he is attempting to return to his lifestyle by rejoining his bowling team and visiting with his family.

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