Activity Preview

Live

AJP CME: March 2019 - Age-Associated Deviations of Amygdala Functional Connectivity in Youths With Psychosis Spectrum Disorders: Relevance to Psychotic Symptoms

Activity Type:

  • Journal CME


Release Date: 3/1/2019

Expiration Date: 2/28/2021

  • AMA PRA Category 1: 1
  • Participation: 1

Access Activity

Overview

Objective: The authors created normative growth charts of amygdala functional connectivity in typically developing youths, assessed age-associated deviations of these trajectories in youths with psychosis spectrum disorders, and explored how these disruptions are related to clinical symptomatology.

Methods: Resting-state functional neuroimaging data from four samples (three cross-sectional, one longitudinal) were collected for 1,062 participants 10–25 years of age (622 typically developing control youths, 194 youths with psychosis spectrum disorders, and 246 youths with other psychopathology). The authors assessed deviations in the psychosis spectrum and other psychopathology groups in age-related changes in resting-state functional MRI amygdala-to-whole brain connectivity from a normative range derived from the control youths. The authors explored relationships between age-associated deviations in amygdala connectivity and positive symptoms in the psychosis spectrum group.

Pricing

This activity is only available to AJP CME subscribers.

Don't have a subscription to AJP CME? Subscribe Now! 

  • AJP Subscriber – 12 Month CME Subscription: $155.00
  • Non AJP Subscriber – 12 Month CME Subscription: $310.00

If you have questions about AJP CME subscriptions, please contact appi@psych.org.

Educational Objective

The participant will categorize variations in psychotic symptoms and social cognitive processes in youths with psychosis spectrum disorders, based on trajectories of abnormal development in amygdala functional connectivity.

Target Audience

This program is designed for all psychiatrists in clinical practice, residents in Graduate Medical Education programs, medical students interested in psychiatry, and other physicians who wish to advance their current knowledge of clinical medicine.

Estimated Time to Complete

Duration: 1 hour
Begin Date: March 1, 2019
End Date: February 28, 2021

How to Earn Credit

In order to earn CME credit, subscribers should read through the material presented in the article. After reading the article, complete the quiz and submit your evaluation and study hours (up to 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™).  A score of 60% or higher is required to receive credit.

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 journal-based CME activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Faculty and Planner Disclosures

Title: Age-Associated Deviations of Amygdala Functional Connectivity in Youths With Psychosis Spectrum Disorders: Relevance to Psychotic Symptoms

Authors: Maria Jalbrzikowski, Ph.D., Vishnu P. Murty, Ph.D., Brenden Tervo-Clemmens, M.S., William Foran, M.S., Beatriz Luna, Ph.D.

Affiliations: Department of Psychiatry (M.J., V.P.M., B.T.-C., W.F., B.L.), Department of Psychology (B.T.-C., B.L.), and Department of Pediatrics (B.L.), University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh; Department of Psychology, Temple University, Philadelphia (V.P.M.).

Disclosures: The authors report no financial relationships with commercial interests.

Discussion of unapproved or investigational use of products*: No.

*APA policy requires disclosure by CME authors of unapproved or investigational use of products discussed in CME programs. Off-label use of medications by individual physicians is permitted and common. Decisions about off-label use can be guided by scientific literature and clinical experience.

Program Planners

Ned H. Kalin, M.D. (Editor-in-Chief, AJP); Michael D. Roy (Editorial Director, AJP); Michael A. Pogachar (Online Content Manager, Journals).

Dr. Kalin has received research support from NIH and NIMH; has served as a consultant for APA, CME Outfitters, the Pritzker Neuropsychiatric Disorders Research Consortium, the Skyland Trail Advisory Board, and TC MSO; owns stock in Seattle Genetics; and received honoraria from Elsevier as co-editor of the journal Psychoneuroendocrinology. Mr. Roy and Mr. Pogachar report no financial relationships with commercial interests.

Hardware/Software Requirements

This internet-based CME activity is best experienced using Internet Explorer 8+, Mozilla Firefox 3+, Safari 4+. This Web site requires that JavaScript and session cookies be enabled. Certain activities may require additional software to view multimedia, presentation, or printable versions of the content. These activities will be marked as such and will provide links to the required software. That software may be: Adobe Flash, Adobe Acrobat, Microsoft PowerPoint, and Windows Media Player.
 
Optimal System Configuration:
  • Flash Player: Adobe Flash Player 10.1+ 
  • Browser: Firefox 3+, Internet Explorer 8.0+, Safari 4.0+, or Google Chrome 7.0+ 
  • Operating System: Windows XP+ or Mac OS X 10.4+ 
  • Internet Connection: 1 Mbps or higher
  • Screen Resolution: 1024 x 768 pixels.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Windows PC:500-MHz Pentium II; Windows XP or higher; 128 MB RAM; Video Card at least 64MB of video memory; Sound Card at least 16-bit; Macromedia Flash Player 10 or higher, audio playback with speakers for programs with video content; Firefox 1.1+, Internet Explorer 7.0+, Safari 1.0+, Google Chrome, or Opera
  • Macintosh: Mac OS X 10.3 or higher with latest updates installed; 1.83MHz Intel Core Duo or faster; RAM: 128MB or more; Video Card: at least 64MB of video memory; Sound Card: at least 16-bit

For assistance: Contact educme@psych.org for questions about this course  |  Contact learningcenter@psych.org for technical assistance

Access Activity