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 PreTest below indicates some of the areas to be covered, and will enable you to challenge your present knowledge of these subjects before reading further.
There has been a dramatic increase in the adolescent suicide rate over the past few decades. This issue of Psychiatric Annals explores the demographics of suicidal behavior by looking at the differences between adolescent males and females and between various racial and ethnic groups. In addition, information is provided on etiology and on the diagnosis and treatment of suicidal adolescents.
1. Since 1958, the suicide rate among teenagers has:
B. Remained constant.
2. What percent of all high school students have made at least one suicide attempt?
3. The etiologic theory of Indian suicide that has received the most attention is:
A. Indian culture.
B. Genetic predisposition.
C. Suppressed anger.
D. Contagion from the media.