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hello friends can you please guide me to what all behavioral videos to watch and what not...i am running short of time plus i dont want to miss on important stuff
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I recommend epidemiology, biostat, defense mechanisms, and ethical situations

But I really have the same quetion for the rest of them
Is there any other important things to watch guys??
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The most important topic in the behavioral science videos is the Ethical and Legal Issues. It's the topic that you shouldn't miss.

The rest depends on if you have difficulty memorizing them on your own. If you have trouble in the following topics (listed below), they're also worth watching. These are the ones with big tables that are so dry and difficult to memorize that, for me, it's better off that you just watch them. The way he discusses them facilitates long-term retention.

- Substance abuse
- Human development

The topics above are the top 3 that I will recommend.

On the chapters I give below, he discusses excellently the different psych disorders and tells you how the cases will be presented in the exam. These videos help, but they're not a "must" if you're running out of time. Watching these videos are like "fine-tuning" what we already know from med school -- given that you don't have personal difficulty in these topics.

- Defense mechanism
- DSM IV
- Learning and behavior

As for the epidemiology and biostatistics part, the videos are good at laying down the basics, but if you're satisfied with your uworld performance in these topics, then, don't watch them anymore. The videos are quite long. However, if you still feel stressed out everytime you see a biostat/epid question, then, you might consider watching them.

Good luck!!

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I think you should be able to assess what is your weakness in Behavioral Science and watch those videos.

For me, it's Biostats and Psych Disorders (this includes their pharm etc). Ethical issues, defense mechanisms and dsm IV are all big chapters as well. Also, I think learning and behavior modification chapter is important - it has the childhood milestones which are almost ALWAYS tested and are quite confusing!
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