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Comprehensive Review of Psychiatry 2023

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Psychiatry Board Review: CME from the Experts

This in-depth, clinically up-to-date online CME program emphasizes assessment and diagnosis of psychiatric disorders for adult, adolescent, and child patients. Psychopharmacology, psychotherapy, and other forms of treatment, including interventional are covered, along with special topics germane to all psychiatric practices.

Speakers experienced in both clinical care and teaching discuss high-quality patient care, ethical standards, sensitivity and compassion, patient-centered treatment, and health equity. Comprehensive Review of Psychiatry continuing medical education lectures provide important take-home points, including:

  • Obsessive Compulsive and Related Disorders. Among the most common of all psychiatric disorders, and yet they remain underdiagnosed. Evidence-based treatment is markedly underutilized.
  • Impulse Control and Related Disorders. Characterized by impulses, temptations, or the drive to perform an act harmful to oneself or others. Can cause significant impairment in psychosocial and interpersonal functioning as well as legal and financial difficulties.
  • Postpartum Disorders. The relationship between psychotropic medications and adverse pregnancy outcomes is often a function of a patient’s context, including medical conditions and exposure to negative health determinants.
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy. An empirically supported, comprehensive treatment for those with borderline personality disorder who engage in suicidal behavior.
  • And more…

* Date of Original Release: September 30, 2023

* Date Credits Expire: September 29, 2026

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this CME activity, you will be better able to:

  • Describe interventions and treatments for opioid use disorder
  • Differentiate between major depressive disorder and bipolar disorder
  • Summarize the techniques used in motivational interviewing
  • Outline medical-psychiatric co-morbid disorders and their clinical management
  • Summarize the methods used for treatment-resistant depression
  • Differentiate among generalized anxiety disorder, panic disorder, and social anxiety disorder
  • Explain the diagnosis and management of age-related cognitive decline
  • Discuss the diagnosis and treatment of ADHD and related disorders
  • List effective and evidence-based anti-depressants and their efficacy
  • Explain the characteristics of burnout


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1. Screening, Evaluation, and Diagnosis – Antoine Douaihy, MD

1. Schizophrenia Spectrum and Other Psychotic Disorders – Sanya Virani, MD, MPH

2. Depressive Disorders – Gina Perez, MD

3. Bipolar and Related Disorders in Youth – Rasim Somer Diler, MD, DFAACAP

4. Anxiety Disorders – Thersilla Oberbarnscheidt, MD

5. Obsessive Compulsive Related Disorders – Robert Hudak, MD

6. Trauma and Stress Related Disorders – Brigitte Khoury, PhD

7. Personality Disorders – Vint Blackburn, MD

8. Impulse Control and Related Disorders – Antoine Douaihy, MD

9. Dissociative Disorders – Pamela R. Fuller, PhD

10. Major Neurocognitive Disorders – LalithKumar K. Solai, MD

11. Catatonia – Priya Gopalan, MD, FACLP

12. Feeding and Eating Disorders – Piper Carroll, MD

13. Somatic Symptom and Related Disorders – Sarah Lim, MD

14. Sleep Disorders – Hrayr Attarian, MD

15. Suicide Epidemiology and Risk Assessment – Gretchen L. Haas, PhD

16. Violence – Sara G. West, MD

17. Substance Use Disorders – Jody Glance, MD

18. Gambling Disorder – Claudia Chapa, MD

19. Sexual Side Effects of Psychotropics – Jin Cheng, MD

20. Postpartum Disorders – Eydie L. Moses-Kolko, MD

21. Psychiatric Manifestations of Common Medical Conditions – Pierre Azzam, MD

22. Prolonged Grief in Youth – Nadine M. Melhem, PhD

23. Intellectual Disabilities – Clinical and Research Update – Antonio Hardan, MD

24. Autism Spectrum Disorder – Antonio Hardan, MD

25. Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Across the Lifespan – Children, Adolescents, and Adults – Gil Hoftman, MD, PhD

26. Anxiety and Mood Disorders in Children and Adolescents – Gil Hoftman, MD, PhD

27. Psychiatric Issues in LGBTQIA+ Population – Morgan Faeder, MD, PhD

28. Challenging Patient Encounters – Antoine Douaihy, MD

1. Antidepressant Pharmacology – Megha Patel, PharmD, BCPS

2. Mood Stabilizers – Megha Patel, PharmD, BCPS

3. Antipsychotics – K. N. Roy Chengappa, MD

4. Anxiolytics and Sedative-Hypnotic Agents – Thersilla Oberbarnscheidt, MD

5. Psychopharmacological Treatments of Substance Use Disorders and Gambling Disorder – Julie A. Kmiec, DO

6. Pharmacological Treatments of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder – Rebecca Miller, MD

7. Treatment of Major Neurocognitive Disorders – LalithKumar K. Solai, MD

8. Pharmacological Treatments of Feeding and Eating Disorders – Piper Carroll, MD

1. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy – Jennifer E. Wildes, PhD

2. Dialectical Behavior Therapy – Stephanie Stepp, PhD

3. Brief Psychodynamic and Interpersonal Therapy – Henry Charles Driscoll, MD

4. Motivational Interviewing – Practices from the Heart – Antoine Douaihy, MD

5. Couples and Family Therapy – Jay Lebow, PhD

6. Positive Psychiatry – Dennis C. Daley, PhD

1. Management of Treatment Resistant Depression – Holly A. Swartz, MD

2. Update on Electroconvulsive Therapy – Carmen Andreescu, MD

3. Psychedelic Drugs in Psychiatry – Novel Treatment Paradigms in Mental Health – Danilo De Gregorio, PharmD, PhD

4. Medical Marijuana – Michael Hsu, MD

1. Social Determinants of Mental Health and Mental Health Inequities – Daniel Salahuddin, MD, MPH

2. Integrating Medical and Psychiatric Care – Alex Israel, MD

3. Telepsychiatry – Potential and Challenges – Matthew Conlon, MD

4. Palliative Care Psychiatry – Pierre Azzam, MD

1. Legal and Ethical Aspects of Psychiatric Care – Sanya Virani, MD, MPH

2. The Impact of Burnout on Patient Care and Psychiatrists – Sansea Jacobson, MD

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