|Candidates in Psychiatry: Part II Video Vignette|
|Candidates†are those in the field of Psychiatry, who are seeking ABPN Board Certification. All candidates will need to complete and submit an application in order to qualify for an examination. Each application will be reviewed by the credentials department. Candidates become diplomates after passing their examination. Diplomates will then begin the process of†maintenance of certification.
Subspecialties in psychiatry include; addiction psychiatry, child and adolescent psychiatry, clinical neurphysiology, forensic psychiatry, geriatric psychiatry, hospice and palliative medicine, pain medicine, psychosomatic medicine, and sleep medicine.
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Candidates in Psychiatry: Part II Video Vignette
Psychiatry Part II examination changes became effective with the May 2006 examination. A vignette section replaced the former audiovisual hour.
|An 18-year-old unmarried woman comes to a local community mental health center with her three-week-old daughter. She reports experiencing depressed mood, low energy, anorexia, and frequent crying spells for the past two weeks. She states she’s not a good mother and wonders if her daughter would be better off without her. Further inquiry reveals the woman is suspicious of and cannot trust others. She hears a voice inside her head saying, “Do it,” related to hurting herself and/or her daughter.
She says she lives alone and isn’t certain who the baby’s father is. Because the woman had been in foster care as a child, she is very concerned about her baby being taken away from her by the authorities if she’s admitted to the hospital. She says that, if necessary, she is willing to take medication as an outpatient. She reports that neither she nor her infant have had any medical care since they left the hospital 24 hours following delivery.
Previous clinic records document that the young woman was seen for three evaluative sessions at age 16, after which she was prescribed medication. At that time, she was agitated, had pressured speech, and revealed a history of substance use and sexual promiscuity. She did not return for follow-up and was reported to be truant from a second foster home placement. There was no further contact in the past two years.Written Vignette Sample Questions with Diagnostic Focus
Written Vignette Sample Questions with Treatment Focus
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This 23-year-old woman came to the ER because she felt like killing herself.