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FOCUS Psychiatry Review, Volume 2, contains 400 new board-type multiple-choice questions derived from material in the annual FOCUS Self-Assessment Examinations that can help psychiatrists prepare for examinations and identify areas for further study. These new questions, developed by the FOCUS Self-Assessment Editorial 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 ...

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Overview

FOCUS Psychiatry Review, Volume 2, contains 400 new board-type multiple-choice questions derived from material in the annual FOCUS Self-Assessment Examinations that can help psychiatrists prepare for examinations and identify areas for further study. These new questions, developed by the FOCUS Self-Assessment Editorial 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.

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 -- practicing psychiatrists psychiatric residents, and psychiatrists preparing for examinations.

The FOCUS Psychiatry Review, Volume 2 • Contains 400 new 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 volume covers the following topics: • Anxiety Disorders• Child and Adolescent Psychiatry• Disorders of Sleep, Eating, and Sex• Ethics and Professionalism• Genetics and Genomics• Geriatric Psychiatry• Mood Disorders• Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder• Personality and Temperament• Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and Disaster Psychiatry• Psychopharmacology• Psychosomatic Medicine• Psychotherapy• Schizophrenia• Substance Abuse

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 Credits. Physicians should claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Program start date: February 2011Program end date: February 2014

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Editorial Reviews

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Reviewer: Aaron Plattner, MD (Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services)
Description: This book contains 400 multiple-choice questions from the material in the annual FOCUS self-assessment examinations covering various topics in psychiatry. It follows the first volume published in 2006, which covered slightly different topics.
Purpose: The authors indicate that by completing the questions in this book, the participants will further their education by increasing their understanding of new developments in psychiatric diagnosis and treatment, become aware of resources available for further learning, and recognize areas of strength and areas where more study is needed. Those who complete this book also can qualify for up to 50 hours of continuing medical education (CME) credit.
Audience: The intended audience is primarily psychiatric residents and practicing psychiatrists who are preparing to take the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN) boards. This population will likely get the most from this book, but the authors also suggest that any psychiatrists wishing to further their knowledge base and obtain CME credits can certainly find it useful.
Features: This volume covers topics in child and adolescent psychiatry, disorders of sleep, eating, sex, ethics and professionalism, genetics and genomics, geriatric psychiatry, obsessive compulsive disorder, personality and temperament, posttraumatic stress disorder and disaster psychiatry, psychopharmacology, psychosomatic medicine, psychotherapy, schizophrenia, and substance abuse. The book presents the questions followed by answers with short explanations and references. It also includes a blank answer sheet and an index of questions by topic, as well as a form to be sent in for CME credit. Very few explanations had tables to help illustrate the information.
Assessment: As a psychiatric resident, I have taken several PRITE exams and found the questions in this book to be similar to the PRITE exam format. However, because this volume is limited to certain topics, several important topics, notably relating to neurology, are missing. While the authors invite readers to subscribe to FOCUS updates and thus have access to various other resources that cover other topics, this one alone is not sufficient to prepare for the ABPN. Further, the explanations are adequately detailed for the correct answers, but often do not sufficiently identify why the other options are incorrect.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780890426685
  • Publisher: American Psychiatric Publishing, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 9/24/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 231
  • Sales rank: 556,171
  • File size: 17 MB
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Meet the Author

Deborah J. Hales, M.D., is Director of the Division of Education at the American Psychiatric Association in Arlington, Virginia. Mark Hyman Rapaport, M.D., is Professor and Chairman of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences and The Polier Endowed Chair in Schizophrenia and Related Disorders at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center; and Vice Chair and Professor in Residence in the Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA in Los Angeles, California.

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Table of Contents

Introduction. FOCUS self-assessment editors and editorial board affiliations and disclosures. CME form. Section 1: self-assessment questions. Section 2: answers and explanations. Answer sheet. Blank answer sheet. Index of questions by topic.

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