HOW TO OBTAIN CME CREDITS BY READING THIS ISSUE
The following articles and tests are designed to provide psychiatrists with continuing medical education opportunities. Category 1 credits can be earned by reading the material and successfully answering the quiz at the end of this issue. Complete instructions are given on the quiz pages at the back of the issue.
To assist you in studying the material, the Pre-Test below indicates some of the areas to be covered, and will enable you to challenge your present knowledge of these subjects before reading further.
1. According to current legal reasoning about the "physical Impact rule," in order for a cause of action to be claimed, physical impact:
A. Must be present.
B. Is a necessary but insufficient element.
C. Is no longer an essential element.
D. Is only essential when the claim rests solely on functional factors.
2. Post-traumatic schizophrenia -like symptomatology:
A- Never includes hallucinations.
B. Rarely demonstrates a well-organized delusional system.
C. May occur in 50% of patients following severe head injury.
D. Is signalled by the presence of confabulation in the immediate post-traumatic period.
3. Reports of families of head-Injured patients have led researchers to conclude that:
A. Financial distress is the major cause of family tension.
B. Personality changes are considered more of a burden than the patient's physical disabilities.
C. Both physical disability and personality changes are sources of family discontent.
D. Families report less stress as time passes because patients fully recover.
Accidental injury is one of the three major causes of morbidity and mortality in the US population under 30 years of age. Head injuries unfortunately are a frequent occurrence. Upon completing this continuing medical education offering, participants will have a new dimension of interest in the relationship between the brain's functioning and behavior.