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<P>Study Guide to Child and Adolescent Psychiatry</P>
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Study Guide to Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

A CME Companion to Dulcan's Textbook of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Version 2

Hong Shen, M.D., Robert E. Hales, M.D., M.B.A., and Narriman C. Shahrokh
ISBN 978-1-58562-326-6
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Item #562326

Earn up to 32.5 AMA PRA Category 1 CME Credits™!

The Study Guides (previously called Self-Assessments) are self-paced, online examinations that allow you to evaluate your mastery of the subject matter as you progress through the companion Textbook.

The program provides an easy-to-access and individualized opportunity to gain and assess knowledge of psychiatry, ideally to be undertaken by psychiatrists and residents as part of a comprehensive lifelong learning program in psychiatry. It provides a specific educational opportunity for candidates preparing for certification and recertification examinations.

By participating in the Study Guide program, you will have the opportunity to

  • Improve knowledge of child and adolescent psychiatry
  • Improve decision making and patient care
  • Test and assess your knowledge and decision-making skills
  • Prepare for board certification and recertification
  • Practice answering board-like questions
  • Earn up to 32.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ for each exam

Participants earn continuing medical education (CME) credits for reviewing the companion Dulcan's Textbook of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, assessing their retention of the clinical content of the Textbook by taking the self-assessment exam, and further increasing their clinical knowledge by reviewing the rationale for the correct answers. The Answer Guide references relevant text, tables, and figures (including the page number) in the Textbook to allow quick access to needed information. Each answer is accompanied by a discussion that addresses not only the correct response but also explains why other responses are not correct.

The APA is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The American Psychiatric Association designates this educational activity for a maximum of 32.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This Study Guide does NOT meet ABPN criteria for Self-Assessment (Part 2 of the Maintenance of Certification).

Program release date: October 1, 2009
Program review date: October 31, 2012
Program end date: October 31, 2015

Preface. Additional resources. Questions. Assessing infants and toddlers. Assessing the preschool-age child. Assessing the elementary school´┐Żage child. Assessing adolescents. Classification of psychiatric disorders. The process of assessment and diagnosis. Diagnostic interviews. Rating scales. Pediatric evaluation and laboratory testing. Neurological examination, electroencephalography, and neuroimaging. Psychological and neuropsychological testing. Intellectual disability (mental retardation). Autism spectrum disorders. Developmental disorders of learning, communication, and motor skills. Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder. Oppositional defiant disorder and conduct disorder. Substance abuse and addictions. Depression and dysthymia. Bipolar disorder. Generalized anxiety disorder, specific phobia, panic disorder, social phobia, and selective mutism. Separation anxiety disorder and school refusal. Posttraumatic stress disorder. Obsessive-compulsive disorder. Early onset schizophrenia. besity. Anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa. Tic disorders. Elimination disorders. Sleep disorders. Evidence-based practices. Child abuse and neglect. HIV and aids. Bereavement and traumatic grief. Ethnic, cultural, and religious issues. Youth suicide. Gender identity and sexual orientation. Aggression and violence. Genetics: fundamentals relevant to child and adolescent psychiatry. Psychiatric emergencies. Family transitions: challenges and resilience. Psychiatric aspects of chronic physical disorders. Children of parents with psychiatric and substance abuse disorders. Legal and ethical issues. Telepsychiatry. Principles of psychopharmacology. Medications used for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder. Antidepressants. Mood stabilizers. Antipsychotic medications. Alpha-adrenergics, beta-blockers, benzodiazepines, buspirone, and desmopressin. Medications used for sleep. Electroconvulsive therapy, transcranial magnetic stimulation, and deep brain stimulation. Individual psychotherapy. Parent counseling, psychoeducation, and parent support groups. Behavioral parent training. Family therapy. Interpersonal psychotherapy for depressed adolescents. Cognitive-behavioral treatment for anxiety disorders. Cognitive-behavioral therapy for depression. Motivational interviewing. Systems of care, wraparound services, and home-based services. Milieu treatment: inpatient, partial hospitalization, and residential programs. School-based interventions. Collaborating with primary care. Juvenile justice. Answer Guide. Index.

Hong Shen, M.D., is Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at University of California, Davis School of Medicine in Sacramento, California

Robert E. Hales, M.D., M.B.A.,
is the Joe P. Tupin Chair of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and Interim Director of the M.I.N.D. Institute at the University of California, Davis School of Medicine in Sacramento, California.

Narriman C. Shahrokh, is Chief Administrative Officer in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine in Sacramento, California.

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