HOW TO OBTAIN CIME CREDITS BY READING THIS ISSUE
The following articles and test 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. Complete instructions are given with the quiz located at the end of the articles.
To assist you in studying the material, this Pretest indicates some of the areas to be covered and will enable you to challenge your present knowledge of these subjects before reading further.
Upon reading this issue of Psychiatric Annals, psychiatrists will have increased knowledge of current research in pharmacologic management of various special psychiatric populations. This will include knowledge of efficacy and side effects in the substance abuse population with comorbid major psychiatric disorders, the HIV-infected patient, eating-disordered patients, patients with neurologic disorders, and personality-disordered patients.
1. Currently, care for addictive disorders beyond detoxification is:
C. No treatment is necessary.
D. Benzodiazepine maintenance.
2. Which of the following accurately describes the use of antidepressants in anorexia nervosa?
A. Antidepressants are generally well tolerated in this population.
B. Antidepressants are effective in most patients with anorexia.
C. Anorectics experience frequent and severe side effects with antidepressants.
D. Anorectics require higher doses of tricyclic antidepressants than are routinely used for depression.
3. Which of the following characteristics of tricyclic antidepressants is not problematic?
A. Anticholinergic side effects.
B. Effects on cardiac conduction.
C. Antihistaminic side effects.
1.B 2.C 3.D