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
- Psychosomatic Medicine
- 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.
Introduction. CME form. Multiple-choice questions. Answers and explanations. Answer sheet. Blank answer sheet. Editors and editorial board affiliations and disclosures. Index.
"If you're like me and prefer active to passive learning, American Psychiatric Publishing's FOCUS Psychiatry Review
provides an innovative and enjoyable pathway for learning and reviewing key topics in contemporary clinical psychiatry. Each of the multiple choice options is discussed in detail, so learners are taught why answers are correct or incorrect. Ideally suited for those reviewing for American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology certification and recertification examinations, these exercises also offer engaging ways for all psychiatrists and other mental health practitioners to stay up-to-date."—Joel Yager, M.D., Professor and Vice Chair for Education and Academic Affairs, University of New Mexico School of Medicine; Professor Emeritus, Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California at Los Angeles
"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., Assoc Dean of Acad Scholarship & Prof of Psychiatry, Keck School of Med, Univ of Southern California; Research Prof, Washington, D.C. Veterans Hospital; Prof, SUNY Upstate
"Drs. Hales and Rapaport and their Editorial Board have once again shown FOCUS to be the premier lifelong learning instrument in psychiatry. With questions from genetics to dealing with interpreters in the clinical setting, this review will help us all dig deeper for the science and the subtleties that make our profession unique and great."—Richard K. Harding, M.D., Professor and Chair, Department of Neuropsychiatry and Behavioral Science, University of South Carolina School of Medicine, Columbia, South Carolina
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.