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FOCUS Psychiatry Review

FOCUS Psychiatry Review
Volume 2

Edited by Deborah J. Hales, M.D., and Mark Hyman Rapaport, M.D.
2011
231 pages
ISBN 978-0-89042-668-5
eBook Also Available In: Paperback
Item #2668



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 2011
Program end date: February 2015

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.
"This is a great resource if the purpose of this purchase is to prepare well for Psychiatry MOC exam. It is concise. To the point and the questions really help to brush up all the brushing up that is needed to update your knowledge. It addresses all the areas in the field of Psychiatry that are relevant, pertinent to a practicing clinician. Its main emphasis is on updates in psychopharmacology, dementia and related conditions, clinical advances in treatment of substance abuse/dependence, and HIV related issues etc. It, however also does not neglect psychotherapy advances in treating myriad psychiatric disorders. It does not waste your time and energy on topics that make very little or no appearance on the MOC exam in Psychiatry (Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Neurology, Neuroanatomy and Neuro-imaging, Molecular Biology... etc). If there is a need for further clarification on a particular topic, PRN use of Kaplans' "Synopsis of Psychiatry" should suffice. It also has the added bonus of earning 40 Category A CME Credits at no additional cost. That makes it a financially sound investment in addition to being an almost, "all you need" resource to prepare and succeed in Psychiatry MOC exam."—FA Dalpina, Amazon Reviewer, July 29, 2011
Robert J. Boland, M.D.
J. Michael Bostwick, M.D.
John H. Coverdale, M.D.
Arden D. Dingle, M.D.
Laura Fochtmann, M.D.
Suzanne Garfinkle, M.D.
James W. Jefferson, M.D.
Martin H. Leamon, M.D.
Vishal Madaan, M.D.
Annette M. Matthews, M.D.
David W. Preven, M.D.
Rima Styra, M.D.
Lowell D. Tong, M.D.
Marcia L. Verduin, M.D.
Eric R. Williams, M.D.
Isaac K. Wood, M.D.
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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