For faster navigation, this Iframe is preloading the Wikiwand page for American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.

American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

This article contains content that is written like an advertisement. Please help improve it by removing promotional content and inappropriate external links, and by adding encyclopedic content written from a neutral point of view. (April 2017) (Learn how and when to remove this message)
This article may rely excessively on sources too closely associated with the subject, potentially preventing the article from being verifiable and neutral. Please help improve it by replacing them with more appropriate citations to reliable, independent, third-party sources. (June 2016) (Learn how and when to remove this message)
American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Inc.
Formation1934; 90 years ago (1934)
TypeProfessional association
HeadquartersDeerfield, Illinois
Official language
Steven L. Lewis, M.D., (January - June) Nina F. Schor, M.D., Ph.D. (July - December)
Vice Chair
Christopher R. Thomas, M.D.
Jeffrey M. Lyness, M.D.

The American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Inc. (ABPN) is a not-for-profit corporation that was founded in 1934 following conferences of committees appointed by the American Psychiatric Association, the American Neurological Association, and the then "Section on Nervous and Mental Diseases" of the American Medical Association. This action was taken as a method of identifying qualified specialists in psychiatry and neurology.[1] The ABPN is one of 24 member boards of the American Board of Medical Specialties.


The Board of Directors consists of sixteen voting members. Elections to fill the places of members whose terms have expired take place annually. Neurology and psychiatry are represented on the board. It is independently incorporated.[2]


In addition to the specialties of psychiatry, neurology, and neurology with a special qualification in child neurology,[3] the ABPN (sometimes in collaboration with other member boards) has sought from the ABMS and gained approval for recognition of 15 sub-specialties, as listed below:[4]


  1. ^ Hollender, Marc H. (1991). The American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology : the first fifty years. Deerfield, Illinois: The Board.
  2. ^ Aminoff, Michael J.; Faulkner, Larry R. (2012). The American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology : looking back and moving ahead. Washington, DC: American Psychiatric Pub.
  3. ^ Faulkner L, Juul D (September 2010). "Trends in American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology specialties and neurologic subspecialties". Neurology. 75 (12). American Academy of Neurology: 1110–1117. doi:10.1212/WNL.0b013e3181f39a41. PMC 3463033. PMID 20855855.
  4. ^ "Taking a subspecialty exam". American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.
{{bottomLinkPreText}} {{bottomLinkText}}
American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
Listen to this article

This browser is not supported by Wikiwand :(
Wikiwand requires a browser with modern capabilities in order to provide you with the best reading experience.
Please download and use one of the following browsers:

This article was just edited, click to reload
This article has been deleted on Wikipedia (Why?)

Back to homepage

Please click Add in the dialog above
Please click Allow in the top-left corner,
then click Install Now in the dialog
Please click Open in the download dialog,
then click Install
Please click the "Downloads" icon in the Safari toolbar, open the first download in the list,
then click Install

Install Wikiwand

Install on Chrome Install on Firefox
Don't forget to rate us

Tell your friends about Wikiwand!

Gmail Facebook Twitter Link

Enjoying Wikiwand?

Tell your friends and spread the love:
Share on Gmail Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Buffer

Our magic isn't perfect

You can help our automatic cover photo selection by reporting an unsuitable photo.

This photo is visually disturbing This photo is not a good choice

Thank you for helping!

Your input will affect cover photo selection, along with input from other users.


Get ready for Wikiwand 2.0 ๐ŸŽ‰! the new version arrives on September 1st! Don't want to wait?