Authors from the full career spectrum -- medical students, fellows, and junior and senior faculty -- collaborated in the development and refinement of this study guide, a monumental task undertaken and executed with professional seriousness and academic rigor.
Psychiatrists and residents are faced with the important -- but what may feel overwhelming -- task of refreshing their knowledge of the whole of psychiatric practice, typically while remaining engaged in full-time clinical activity. Psychiatrists will find the logical structure, substantive questions, and thorough explanations provided by the Study Guide for the Psychiatry Board Examination to be as reassuring as they are educational. Although readers are advised to consult a range of resources in preparation for the examination, this guide is indispensable. It is the first and only guide to reflect the revisions contained in DSM-5®, and it will ably assume a primary role in the study and review process.
The guide is designed for maximum usefulness, with specific features and attributes to support knowledge recall and successful examination performance. The authors are from a cross-section of accomplished students, fellows, and junior and senior faculty, all of whom have faced or will face the board examination and who understand its importance to the profession. Topics were determined by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology Certification Examination in Psychiatry 2015 Content Blueprint. The approximately 400 questions were formulated from information extracted from widely available American Psychiatric Publishing textbooks and accurately reflect the accepted psychiatric knowledge base. Each multiple choice question is followed by an explanation of why the correct answer is correct and the others are incorrect, and every question and explanation is referenced, directing the reader to the primary material for more in-depth learning and study. The volume was designed as a study guide for both the initial psychiatry board examination and the recertification examination.
The process of working through the study guide will allow the reader to identify areas of strength and weakness, initiate further study, and test and retest knowledge, ultimately preparing for the examination's rigors. Only the Study Guide for the Psychiatry Board Examination offers support for the new, DSM-5® -- compatible examination, and that alone renders it essential.
ContributorsPrefacePart I: QuestionsChapter 1. Anthropology/Sociology/Ethology/PsychologyChapter 2. Anxiety DisordersChapter 3. Bipolar DisordersChapter 4. DangerousnessChapter 5. Depressive DisordersChapter 6. Development: AdulthoodChapter 7. Development: Infancy Through AdolescenceChapter 8. Developmental Issues in Older AdultsChapter 9. Diagnostic ProceduresChapter 10. Disruptive Behavior DisordersChapter 11. Dissociative DisordersChapter 12. Elimination DisordersChapter 13. Epidemiology and Public Policy: Health Care Economics/Public Policy IssuesChapter 14. Feeding and Eating DisordersChapter 15. LawChapter 16. Mental StatusChapter 17. Neurocognitive DisordersChapter 18. Neurodevelopmental DisordersChapter 19. Nonpharmacological Somatic TreatmentsChapter 20. Obsessive-Compulsive and Related DisordersChapter 21. Paraphilic DisordersChapter 22. Personality DisordersChapter 23. Principles of PsychopharmacologyChapter 24. ProfessionalismChapter 25. Psychiatric ConsultationChapter 26. Psychiatric InterviewChapter 27. PsychoanalysisChapter 28. Psychological TestingChapter 29. PsychopharmacologyChapter 30. Psychosocial InterventionsChapter 31. PsychotherapiesChapter 32. Research/BiostatisticsChapter 33. Schizophrenia Spectrum and Other Psychotic DisordersChapter 34. Sexual Dysfunction/Gender DysphoriaChapter 35. Sleep-Wake DisordersChapter 36. Somatic Symptom and Related DisordersChapter 37. Special Topics: Seclusion/Risk Management/Abuse and NeglectChapter 38. SpiritualityChapter 39. Substance-Related and Addictive DisordersChapter 40. SuicidalityChapter 41. Trauma- and Stressor-Related DisordersPart II: Answer Guide