Psychiatry Review: 400 Self-Assessment Questions

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Deborah J. Hales, Mark Hyman Rapaport
American Psychiatric Association, 2006 - Medical - 191 pages
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This workbook contains 400 board-type multiple-choice questions from the annual FOCUS Self-Assessment Examinations that can help psychiatrists prepare for examinations and identify areas for further study. The questions, developed by the FOCUS self-assessment board, are consistent in form and process with the questions used by high-stakes examinations. They cover important clinical areas of psychiatric practice and closely follow the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN) outline of topics for the recertification examination in psychiatry.

The FOCUS Psychiatry Review is designed to test current knowledge and its clinical application. The workbook is flexible in format, allowing readers to use the educational approach that works best for them. Readers can review resource materials prior to answering questions, or they can use the workbook to review the references listed in the critiques after scoring test sections.

The workbook will be useful for anyone committed to lifelong learning in the field -- psychiatric residents, practicing psychiatrists, and psychiatrists preparing for examinations. The FOCUS Psychiatry Review • Contains 400 clinical questions that can be used to identify areas of strength and weakness• Provides up-to-date critiques and current references to facilitate further study• Complements a larger overall program of lifelong learning for the psychiatrist who wants to keep current in the field

This edition covers the following topics: • Anxiety Disorders• Bipolar Disorder• Child and Adolescent Psychiatry• Clinical Neuroscience and Genetics• Forensic and Ethical Issues in Psychiatry• Gender, Race, and Culture• Geriatric Psychiatry• Major Depressive Disorders• Personality Disorders• Posttraumatic Stress Disorder• Psychopharmacology• Psychosomatic Medicine• Psychotherapy• Schizophrenia• Sleep, Sex, and Eating Disorders• Substance-Related Disorders

APA is accredited by ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Program end date: July 2015

APA designates this educational activity for a maximum of 50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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About the author (2006)

Deborah J. Hales, M.D., is Director of the American Psychiatric Association Division of Education, Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at George Washington University, and Coeditor of FOCUS: The Journal of Lifelong Learning in Psychiatry.

Mark Hyman Rapaport, M.D., is Chairman of the Department of Psychiatry and Polier Endowed Chair in Schizophrenia and Related Disorders at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, California; Vice-Chairman and Professor in Residence in the Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA; and Coeditor of FOCUS: The Journal of Lifelong Learning in Psychiatry.

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