Brain Networks in Psychiatric Disorders
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Expires on Mar 01, 2025
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Credit Offered
1.25 CME Credits
1.25 COP Credits

The human brain is a complex system of networks that support a wide range of adaptive goal-relevant behaviors. These behaviors are thought to be supported by the intrinsic functional architecture of brain networks that constrain and support diverse cognitive and affective processes in a stable, yet flexible, manner. In this presentation, I discuss recent advances in our understanding of human brain networks and their disruption in psychiatric disorders. I describe how dynamic network models provide a unifying framework for understanding key features of several major psychiatric disorders, including autism, ADHD, and schizophrenia. In particular, impairments in cognitive control networks that regulate the ability to adaptively engage with and respond to changing goals and contexts have emerged as a transdiagnostic feature of psychopathology. Finally, I discuss how brain network models provide critical insights into sources of variability in the expression of clinical symptoms, behavioral phenotypes, and their neurodevelopmental bases.

**This content was captured at the 2021 APA Annual Meeting and may reference information from various sources and terminology from previous editions of the DSM.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand how the human brain is organized into networks. 
  • Understand the functional role of brain networks. 
  • Understand how brain networks are disrupted in psychiatric disorders. 
  • Learn about impairments in cognitive control networks. 
  • Gain insights into transdiagnostic features of psychopathology.

Target Audience

Psychiatrists, Residents/Fellows, other mental health professionals

Estimated Time to Complete

Estimated Duration: 75 minutes
Begin Date: March 1, 2022
End Date: March 1, 2025

How to Earn Credit

Participants who wish to earn AMA PRA Category 1 Credit ™ or a certificate of participation may do so by completing all sections of the course including the evaluation. After evaluating the program, course participants will be provided with an opportunity to claim hours of participation and print an official CME certificate (physicians) or certificate of participation (non-physicians) showing the completion date and hours earned. 

Continuing Education Credit

The American Psychiatric Association (APA) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 

The APA designates this enduring CME activity for a maximum of 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Planning Committee and Faculty Disclosures

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Faculty Disclosures

  • Vinod Menon, MD, Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University, has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Planning Committee

  • Jacqueline Maus Feldman, M.D., Chairperson, Scientific Program Committee, has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
  • Robert O. Cotes, M.D., Vice-Chairperson, Scientific Program Committee, has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
  • Uchenna Okeye, M.D., Vice-Chairperson, Scientific Program Committee, has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
  • Katie Putnam, Membership Development Specialist, American Psychiatric Association, has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
  • Ally Brown, Associate Director, Online Learning, American Psychiatric Association, has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

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