PANCE Blueprint Psychiatry (6%)

PANCE Blueprint Psychiatry (6%)

PANCE Blueprint Psychiatry (6%)

Follow Along with the NCCPA™ PANCE and PANRE Psychiatry Content Blueprint

Note: Because of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition (DSM-5) publication, NCCPA will adapt its content blueprints, disease and disorder lists, and psychiatry-related terminology within test questions to conform to DSM-5 classifications and diagnostic criteria for all of our examinations beginning in 2015, according to the following timeline:

  • In these examinations, psychiatry-related terminology within test questions will include the DSM-5 terminology followed by the DSM-IV-TR terminology in parentheses. Example: illness anxiety disorder (hypochondriasis)
  • Based on delays in implementation of DSM-5 guidelines within the field of psychiatry, NCCPA will continue to present psychiatry-related terminology within test questions in the manner outlined above until further notice.


  1. Psychiatry Flashcards (Members Only)

  2. Psychiatry Comprehensive Exam (Members Only)

  3. Pediatric Developmental Milestones

  4. Anxiety Disorders

    1. General anxiety disorder

      Excessive anxiety and worry occurring more days than not for at least 6 months, about a number of events or activities
    2. Panic disorder (ReelDx)

    3. Phobias

    4. Post-traumatic stress disorder

  5. Attention-Deficit/hyperactivity Disorder (ReelDx)

  6. Autistic Disorder

  7. Eating Disorders (PEARLS)

    1. Bulimia nervosa

    2. Obesity and Binge Eating Disorder (ReelDx)

  8. Mood Disorders (PEARLS)

    1. Adjustment disorder

    2. Bipolar disorder

    3. Depressive disorder (ReelDx)

    4. Dysthymic disorder (Persistent Depressive Disorder)

  9. Psychoses (PEARLS)

    1. Delusional disorder

    2. Schizophrenia

  10. Somatoform Disorders

  11. Substance Use Disorders (PEARLS)

    1. Abuse

    2. Dependence

    3. Withdrawal (ReelDx)

  12. Other Behavior/Emotional Disorders (PEARLS)

    1. Acute reaction to stress

    2. Child/elder abuse

    3. Conduct disorders

    4. Domestic violence

    5. Grief reaction

    6. Suicide