Focus Psychiatry Review: 400 Self-assessment Questions

Focus Psychiatry Review: 400 Self-assessment Questions

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By (author) Deborah J. Hales, By (author) Mark Hyman Rapaport

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  • Publisher: American Psychiatric Press Inc.
  • Format: Paperback | 201 pages
  • Dimensions: 216mm x 274mm x 15mm | 567g
  • Publication date: 31 October 2006
  • Publication City/Country: Arlington
  • ISBN 10: 0890422974
  • ISBN 13: 9780890422977
  • Edition: 1
  • Edition statement: Workbook
  • Sales rank: 1,042,096

Product description

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

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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.

Review quote

" "FOCUS Psychiatry Review" is a comprehensive set of questions that covers all main topics of psychiatric practice. It is an excellent set of practice questions for the now routine ABPN recertification test that psychiatrists are required to take. In addition to its brief but informative explanation of the best answer to each question, it also provides a good list of additional resources for further study. Every question has current references, from the last 10-15 years, for review and some are quite extensive. For instance, question 48 about chronic severe major depression cites 8 published articles for further review that include both national and international literature. This is a through review that will be an excellent resource for current information to both established and newly trained psychiatrists."-- "Michele T. Pato, M.D., Associate Dean of Academic Scholarship and Professor of Psychiatry, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California; Research Professor, Washington, D.C. Veterans Hospital; and Professor, SUNY Upstate."

Table of contents

Introduction. CME form. Multiple-choice questions. Answers and explanations. Answer sheet. Blank answer sheet. Editors and editorial board affiliations and disclosures. Index.