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Psychiatry Review and Exam Prep for Psychiatrists

Review your knowledge and expand clinical expertise with a collection of board exam preparation resources.

APA offers several products to help physicians prepare for exams and earn CME credit. Recognizing that not all learners learn in the same way, APA has developed exam review materials in a variety of formats.

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Study Guide for the Psychiatry Board Examination

A workbook designed to help psychiatrists refresh their knowledge of the whole of psychiatric practice, typically while remaining engaged in full-time clinical activity. Intended for readers taking either the initial psychiatry board examination or the recertification examination, the topic areas covered are consistent with the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology Certification Examination in Psychiatry 2015 Content Blueprint.

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Study Guide to Psychiatry: A Companion to The American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Psychiatry, Seventh Edition

The Study Guide is made up of approximately 500 questions divided into 38 individual quizzes of 10-20 questions each that correspond to the chapters in the Textbook. Questions are followed by an Answer Guide that references relevant text (including the page number) in the Textbook to allow quick access to needed information. Each answer is accompanied by a discussion that addresses the correct response and also (when appropriate) explains why other responses are not correct.

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Study Guide to Personality Disorders: A Companion to the American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Personality Disorders, Second Edition

The Study Guide is made up of approximately 255 questions divided into 24 individual quizzes of 8–17 questions each that correspond to chapters in the APPI's Textbook of Personality Disorders, Second Edition. Questions are followed by an Answer Guide that references relevant text in the textbook. Each answer is accompanied by a discussion that not only addresses the correct response but also explains why other responses are not correct.

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Study Guide to Substance Abuse Treatment: A Companion to The American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Substance Abuse Treatment, Fifth Edition

The Study Guide is made up of more than 375 questions divided into 53 individual quizzes of 5–10 questions each that correspond to the chapters in APPI's Textbook of Substance Abuse Treatment, Fifth Edition. Questions are followed by an Answer Guide that references relevant text in the textbook. Each answer is accompanied by a discussion that not only addresses the correct response but also explains why other responses are not correct.

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Study Guide to Geriatric Psychiatry: A Companion to The American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Geriatric Psychiatry, Fifth Edition

The Study Guide is made up of approximately 255 questions divided into 25 individual quizzes of 8–17 questions each that correspond to chapters in APPI's Textbook of Geriatric Psychiatry, Fifth Edition. Questions are followed by an Answer Guide that references relevant text in the textbook. Each answer is accompanied by a discussion that not only addresses the correct response but also explains why other responses are not correct.

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Study Guide to Child and Adolescent Psychiatry: A Companion to Dulcan's Textbook of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Second Edition

The Study Guide is made up of approximately 270 questions divided into 49 individual quizzes of 5–8 questions each that correspond to chapters in the Dulcan's Textbook of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Second Edition. Questions are followed by an Answer Guide that references relevant text in the textbook. Each answer is accompanied by a discussion that not only addresses the correct response but also explains why other responses are not correct.

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Study Guide to Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry: A Companion to The American Psychiatric Association Publishing Textbook of Psychosomatic Medicine and Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry, Third Edition

The Study Guide is made up of approximately 390 questions divided into 39 individual quizzes with an average of 10 questions each that correspond to chapters in the through APPI's Textbook of Psychosomatic Medicine and Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry, Third Edition. Questions are followed by an Answer Guide that references relevant text in the textbook. Each answer is accompanied by a discussion that not only addresses the correct response but also explains why other responses are not correct.

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FOCUS Journal

FOCUS, APA's quarterly clinical review journal, is designed for practicing psychiatrists to keep abreast of significant clinical knowledge and advances in the field through self-directed lifelong learning. Four issues each year provide comprehensive reviews of major clinical areas of psychiatry, as well as an organized learning and self-assessment program. An annual subscription to FOCUS addresses core areas in psychiatry, with each issue overseen by a guest editor clinical expert in that area.

  • Articles on best practices, new developments and the current state of practice
  • Features designed to improve your ability to evaluate, diagnose, and manage clinical problems, communicate with your patients, and handle ethical dilemmas
  • Curation of the important publications that have shaped clinical thinking in the field

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