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Psychiatry MOC Board Review Topics Covered:

  • Neurology
  • Adjustment Disorders
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Developmental Processes and Development Through the Life Cycle
  • Eating Disorders
  • Depressive disorders and bipolar disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • Trauma- and Stressor-Related Disorders
  • Sexual and Gender Disorders
  • Somatic Symptom and Related Disorders
  • Factitious Disorders
  • Diagnostic Procedures
  • Disorders Due to Another Medical Condition
  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Non-Pharmacological Treatments
  • Psychology/Sociology/Politics/Ethics
  • Psychopharmacology
  • Psychotherapy
  • Video Vignettes
  • Epidemiology/Statistics
  • Clinical Science, Genetics
  • Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders
  • Neurodevelopmental Disorders
  • Schizophrenia Spectrum and Other Psychotic Disorders
  • Substance-Related and Addictive Disorders
  • Neurocognitive disorders
  • Sleep-wake disorders

ABPN MOC & Psychiatry Recertification Exam Info

The Psychiatry MOC Exam is a computer-based exam consisting of 220 questions administered in four sections with 50-60 questions in each section.

The exam lasts approximately 5 hours including optional breaks between each section.

What is covered on the ABPN MOC Exam in Psychiatry?

According to the ABPN MOC Exam in Psychiatry Content Blueprint, the exam covers the following topics:

Dimension 1: Psychiatric Disorders and Topics

  1. Developmental processes and development through the life cycle 1-3%
  2. Disorders usually first diagnosed in infancy, childhood, or adolescence (Neurodevelopmental disorders) 1-3%
  3. Substance-related and addictive disorders 8-12%
  4. Schizophrenia spectrum and other psychotic disorders 8-12%
  5. Depressive disorders 8-12%
  6. Bipolar and related disorders 6-8%
  7. Anxiety disorders 7-9%
  8. Obsessive-compulsive and related disorders 2-4%
  9. Trauma- and stressor-related disorders 5-7%
  10. Dissociative disorders 1-2%
  11. Somatic symptom and related disorders 4-6%
  12. Eating disorders 2-4%
  13. Sleep-wake disorders 2-4%
  14. Sexual dysfunctions 1-3%
  15. Gender dysphoria 1-3%
  16. Disruptive, impulse-control, and conduct disorders 1-2%
  17. Personality disorders 6-8%
  18. Paraphilic disorders 1-2%
  19. Other conditions that may be a focus of clinical attention 1-2%
  20. Neurocognitive disorders 7-9%
  21. Neurologic disorders 4-6%
  22. Dimension 2 topics without a corresponding Dimension 1 topic 2-4%

Dimension 2: Physician Competencies and Mechanisms

  • Neuroscience and mechanisms of disease 4-6%
  • Behavioral and social sciences 4-6%
  • Clinical aspects of psychiatric and neuropsychiatric disorders 17-23%
  • Diagnostic procedures 17-23%
  • Treatment 25-35%
  • Interpersonal and communication skills 4-6%
  • Professionalism, ethics, and the law 4-6%
  • Practice-based learning and improvement 4-6%
  • Systems-based practice 4-6%

Our ABPN practice test question bank covers the major topics that you will encounter on the MOC exam.

The BoardVitals question bank also targets the AOBNP OCC continuous certification exam. Additional test prep resources may be available via the APA.

State Learning Objectives for the Psychiatry MOC Activity

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Provide current guideline-based approaches to the topics presented
  • Improve your ability to diagnose and manage patients in these areas
  • Incorporate evidence-based changes into your practice

Contributing Medical Faculty

  • Sean Paul, MD
  • Weiran Wu, MD
  • William Kobler, MD

How do I earn Psychiatry CME Credits?

  1. Check your state requirements for CME where you practice.
  2. Purchase the Psychiatry Question Bank with optional CME Certificate Add-on.
  3. Answer questions with at least 70% accuracy (you may correct answers as you go).
  4. Redeem and submit the form and evaluation.
  5. Print your PDF certificate of completion.

  6. *Please Note: Non-MOC hours (CME only) are self-reported. Please follow the instructions given by your board to report your CME hours.

    For full steps, view our Support Page on Redeeming CME Hours.

The University of Nebraska Medical Center, Center for Continuing Education is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Nebraska Medical Center, Center for Continuing Education designates this Internet Enduring Material for a maximum of 40 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Further Psychiatry CME info found here.


The American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology has reviewed the BoardVitals "Psychiatry " activity and has approved the program as a part of a comprehensive Self-Assessment program, which is mandated by the ABMS as a necessary component of maintenance of certification.

This module is eligible for 40 American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN) SA credits. One CME credit is equivalent to one ABPN SA credit.