A Piece of My Mind Section Editor: Roxanne
K. Young, Associate Editor.
The time had arrived again: board recertification. I settled down with
an audio review course, manuals, monographs, and all the accessories needed
for success (gallons of strong tea, fully stocked CD player). Fairly soon
into my studies, however, I found myself suffering from confusion, difficulty
concentrating, a raging headache, and frustration. I rapidly diagnosed myself
with ANS: abbreviation nonrecognition syndrome (also known as UAC [unfamiliar
abbreviation condition] and AAAA [acute abbreviation anomic aphasia]).
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