2020 Behavioral Neurology & Neuropsychiatry Reading List, Learning Objectives, and CME

Reading List

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C-cert Activity Description

The Continuous Certification (C-cert) activities provide subspecialty learning and knowledge assessment to ensure that diplomates are staying up to date on the latest science, treatments, and therapeutics relating to their subspecialty. The annual activities include: 1) reading the subspecialty  journal articles, and 2) taking and passing the 25-question online post-reading quiz to assess knowledge gained from the journal article content. 

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this UCNS C-cert activity, participants will be able to:
  • Apply knowledge of structural and functional neuroanatomy to the assessment of neuropsychiatric manifestations of neurological conditions
  • Evaluate and manage the neuropsychiatric manifestations of neurological conditions using current evidence and practice guidelines

Core Competencies

This UCNS C-cert activity covers the following core competency:
  • Medical Knowledge

AMA Credit Designation Statement

The American Academy of Neurology Institute designates this enduring material for a maximum of 11 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Continuing Medical Education (CME) Instructions

To claim CME credits, answer question 26 on the quiz to reflect the total time spent completing the required reading and online quiz. This question is not included in the scoring of the quiz. A passing score of 80% of higher is needed to meet C-cert requirements and receive CME credit. CME credit confirmation will be emailed within three weeks of passing the quiz.

ACCME Accreditation Statement

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the American Academy of Neurology Institute (AANI) and United Council for Neurologic Subspecialties. The AANI is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


The UCNS complies with all standards and policies of the ACCME, including identification and resolution of all conflicts of interest prior to the educational activity being delivered to learners. Accordingly, UCNS  planners, authors, and staff comply with the UCNS’s Conflicts of Interest Policy

Behavioral Neurology & Neuropsychiatry Certification Examination Committee Contributors

Jonathan M. Silver, MD, Chair, New York University School of Medicine

Disclosures: Receives royalties for being editor of a book. Holds stock in Alnylm Pharmaceuticals.

C. Alan Anderson, MD, University of Colorado School of Medicine
Disclosures: Nothing to disclose.

David B. Arciniegas, MD, Baylor College of Medicine
Disclosures: Serves on the Medical Advisory Board for Alliance Family of Companies (dba Stratus Neuro), a company that provides in-home EEG testing and monitoring services.

Miles G. Cunningham, MD, PhD, McLean Hospital
Disclosures: Nothing to disclose.

Donald Eknoyan, MD, Kaiser Permanente
Disclosures: Nothing to disclose.

Colin J. Harrington, MD, Rhode Island Hospital
Disclosures: Nothing to disclose.

John Hart, Jr, MD, University of Texas at Dallas
Disclosures: Nothing to disclose.

Robin A. Hurley, MD, FANPA, Wake Forest School of Medicine
Disclosures: Employee of the Veterans Administration (VA). VA received research funding from Teva Pharma for posttraumatic migraine study, Aptinex, Inc for PTSD and sleep study, and Avanir Pharmaceuticals traumatic brain injury and aggression study. Role: Principal investigator. VA received research funding for the million veteran program, the MIRECC, relating to PTSD and TBI; funding for a genetics study called PRIME, and funding for a study of suvorexant for PTSD-related insomnia. No personal compensation received related to the research funding received.

Michael Schrift, DO, MA, FANPA, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Disclosures: Nothing to disclose.

Kyle Steinman, MD, MAS, University of Washington/Seattle Children's Hospital
Disclosures: Received research funding from a government organization.


Staff Contact

Bryan Hagerla, Continuous Certification Manager
[email protected]
(612) 928-6326