Little occasions cause as much anxiety in the clinician as the prospect of taking the examination for board certification. Psychiatrists and psychiatry residents poised to take the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology Examination in Psychiatry (ABPNE) are faced with the overwhelming task of refreshing their knowledge of the whole of psychiatric practice, typically while engaged full-time in a clinical setting. That’s why The American Psychiatric Publishing Board Review Guide for Psychiatry is such a valuable tool: In 39 concise, condensed, yet comprehensive chapters, this guide focuses the professional on the topics they must know not just to pass but to excel on the ABPNE.
Drawing on the very latest research and practice as reflected in The American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Psychiatry, The American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Neuropsychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences, and their Essentials editions, the guide first takes readers through the basic sciences that undergird the discipline (e.g., neuroanatomy, genetics, and epidemiology) and then leads them through diagnostic topics (e.g., neuroimaging, laboratory testing, and the neuropsychological examination), before arriving at the psychiatric disorders (e.g., dissociative disorders, mood disorders, and schizophrenia) and, ultimately, the full spectrum of treatment options (e.g., cognitive therapy, psychodynamic psychotherapy, and psychopharmacology). The book’s many positive features include the following:
Its organization mirrors both clinical practice and the content of the ABPN itself, allowing readers to structure their study and review efficiently, as well as preparing them for an exam-taking experience.
Self-evaluation is integrated into the guide with the inclusion of two complete practice examinations, which provide the opportunity to assess learning and get used to the test-taking experience. Each exam is followed by an answer guide.
Categories employed are consistent with the DSM-IV-TR classification.
Quick-reference tables that summarize diagnostic criteria for specific psychiatric disorders are especially useful and abundant.
As easy to use as it is authoritative, The American Psychiatric Publishing Board Review Guide for Psychiatry provides the working clinician with an indispensable, single-volume source for success on the ABPN.
Normal child and adolescent development. Functional neuroanatomy. Cellular and molecular biology of the neuron. Genetics. Nervous, endocrine, and immune system interactions in psychiatry. The role of psychiatric measures in assessment and treatment. The neuropsychological examination. Cultural issues. Psychiatry and the law. Epidemiologic aspects of psychiatric disorders. The psychiatric interview and mental status examination. Laboratory testing in psychiatry. Clinical and functional neuroimaging. Disorders usually first diagnosed in infancy, childhood, or adolescence. Delirium, dementia, amnestic, and other cognitive disorders. Substance-related disorders. Schizophrenia. Mood disorders. Anxiety disorders. Somatoform disorders. Factitious disorder and malingering. Dissociative disorders. Sexual disorders. Gender identity disorders and paraphilias. Eating disorders. Sleep disorders. Impulse-control disorders not elsewhere classified. Adjustment disorders. Personality disorders. Psychopharmacology. Nonpharmacological somatic treatments. Psychodynamic psychotherapy. Cognitive therapy. Pain disorders. Suicide. Assessment of dangerousness. Ethical aspects of psychiatry. Traumatic brain injury. Cerebrovascular disease. Exam 1. Answer Guide to Exam 1. Exam 2. Answer Guide to Exam 2.Index.
"Dr. Bourgeois and colleagues have provided a review text of remarkable clarity, precision and readability. It is superbly organized, well illustrated, and supported by excellent review questions."—David Bienenfeld, M.D., Professor and Vice Chair, Director of Residency Training, Department of Psychiatry, Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine, Dayton, Ohio
"This is not just another board review guide for those looking to simply pass a test. It is a definitive resource for those who want to absolutely conquer the psychiatry portions of the ABPN board exam. This guide is also a well-suited tool to rapidly achieve broad currency in psychiatry. The editors structured the abundant material for efficient and easy digestion via succinct and practical language; ideal headers and subheaders, a rich use of illustrations; and two extensive question board-style tests replete with comprehensive explanations for both correct and incorrect answers."—Jeff Seaman, M.D., M.S., FAPM, Associate Professor of Psychiatry, University of Oklahoma Health Science Center - Tulsa
"In almost 700 pages of text, tables, and figures, followed by two practice exams and referenced answers to the exam questions, the American Psychiatric Publishing (APPI) Board Review Guide for Psychiatry distills the over 3,000 pages of APPI’s Textbooks of Psychiatry and Neuropsychiatry into a highly readable review book for the psychiatrist studying for the written Board certification or recertification exams. Well referenced for those readers who wish to delve deeper into a particular area, the Guide provides chapters on the basic and clinical sciences underlying psychiatry, the major psychiatric disorders and their treatments, special topics, and post-text practice exams with answers. The chapters are well written and of sufficient depth to provide a highly useful overview of the breadth of psychiatry and a comprehensive review of this book can serve as an important part of one’s preparation for the Board exams."—Jonathan F. Borus, M.D., Director of Medical Education, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Stanley Cobb Distinguished Professor of Psychiatry and Faculty Dean for Education at Brigham and Women’s Hospital Harvard Medical School
About the Authors
James A. Bourgeois, O.D., M.D., is Alan Stoudemire Professor of Psychosomatic Medicine in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at University of California, Davis Medical Center in Sacramento, California.
Robert E. Hales, M.D., M.B.A., is Joe P. Tupin Endowed Chair and Professor and Chair of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at University of California-Davis School of Medicine in Sacramento, California.
Julie S. Young, M.D., is a fourth-year resident in general psychiatry in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at University of California-Davis School of Medicine in Sacramento, California.
Stuart C. Yudofsky, M.D., is D.C. and Irene Ellwood Professor and Chairman of the Menninger Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Baylor College of Medicine, and Chairman of the Department of Psychiatry at The Methodist Hospital in Houston, Texas.