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Date Updated: October 18, 2017

Basic Science: Behavioral Sciences

The Basic Science Behavioral Sciences content outline includes:

Outline
System  
General Principles of Foundational Science
1%–5%
Behavioral Health
40%–45%
  Normal processes
  Adaptive and maladaptive behavioral responses to stress and illness
  Patient adherence
  Psychotic disorders
  Anxiety disorders
  Mood disorders
  Somatic symptoms and related disorders
  Factitious disorders
  Eating disorders and impulse control disorders
  Disorders originating in infancy/childhood
  Personality disorders
  Psychosocial disorders/behaviors
  Substance abuse disorders
  Adverse effects of drugs
Nervous System & Special Senses
15%–20%
  Normal processes
  Degenerative disorders/amnestic syndromes
  Global cerebral dysfunction
  Movement disorders
  Paroxysmal disorders
  Sleep disorders
  Traumatic and mechanical disorders and disorders of increased intracranial pressure
  Congenital disorders
  Adverse effects of drugs on the nervous system
Multisystem Processes & Disorders
1%–5%
  Nutrition
  Abuse
Biostatistics, Epidemiology/Population Health, & Interpretation of the Medical Lit.
1%–5%
Social Sciences, Including Communication and Medical Ethics & Jurisprudence
25%–30%
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