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ISBN 9780340981948
Published May 28, 2009 by CRC Press
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This book is a vital resource for candidates preparing for the Clinical Assessment of Skills and Competencies (CASC) part of the MRCPsych examination. Written by a team of specialist authors experienced in teaching and training candidates for the exam, it covers a large range of psychiatric subspecialties, as well as general psychiatry, at the increased level of detail found in the new curriculum. Candidates will discover a wealth of information on a variety of topics likely to be encountered on exam day.


MRCPsych: Passing the CASC Exam is the most up-to-date revision guide available, offering both breadth and depth of coverage of the MRCPsych in its new form. An easy-to-use, clear layout allows for efficient study, making the best use of candidates' time and enabling them to approach the MRCPsych with confidence.

Table of Contents

General adult psychiatry
David Okai
Stations
Answers
Bipolar disorder
Bipolar management
Mood history
Atypical depression
First-onset psychosis
Discussion with relative
Hoarding
Hoarding management
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
Treatment-resistant schizophrenia
Folie à deux
Old age psychiatry
Justin Sauer
Stations
Answers
Depression – treatment resistance
ECT
Memory loss
Frontal/temporal/parietal lobes
Wandering
Testamentary capacity
Cognitive assessment
Behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia (BPSD)
Neuropsychiatry
Derek Tracy
Stations
Answers
Assessment of a head injury
Assessment of a head injury
Assessment of non-epileptic seizures
Assessment of non-epileptic seizures
Unusual behaviour in PD
Unusual behaviour in PD
Assessment of tics
Movement disorder in schizophrenia
Medically unexplained symptoms
Low mood in MS
Child and adolescent psychiatry
Armin Raznahan and Dennis Ougrin
Stations
Answers
School refusal
Explaining a diagnosis
Mood disturbance
Explaining treatment and prognosis
Self-harm
Engaging a parent
Learning disability
Autism spectrum disorder
Medically unexplained symptoms
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder
Learning disability psychiatry
Justin Sauer
Stations
Answers
Down’s syndrome
Down’s syndrome
Behavioural disturbance
Fragile X syndrome
Liaison psychiatry
Jayati Das-Munshi
Stations
Answers
Psychiatric lupus
Psychiatric lupus
Risk and consent to treatment
Risk and consent to treatment
Dissociative (conversion) disorder
Dissociative (conversion) disorder
Alcohol problems on a surgical ward
Management of alcohol problems on a surgical ward
Acute confusional state
Anxiety and HIV
Forensic psychiatry
Marc Lyall
Stations
Answers
Risk assessment in a police station
Risk assessment and advice on management
Duty to warn
Duty to warn
Prison assessment
Prison assessment
Fire-setting
Dissocial personality disorder
Delusional jealousy
Abnormal sexual behaviour
Psychotherapy
Dinesh Sinha
Stations
Answers
Psychotherapeutic techniques in patient management
Assessment for psychodynamic psychotherapy
CBT first session
CBT follow-up session
Overdose in A&E
Borderline personality disorder
PTSD – treatment options
Psychodynamic psychotherapy
Managing anger
Psychodynamic interpretation
Personality Justin Sauer
Stations
Answers
Borderline personality disorder (BPD)
BPD management
Paranoid personality
Personality assessment
Perinatal psychiatry
Justin Sauer
Stations
Answers
Postnatal depression
Discussion with partner
Puerperal psychosis
Management plan
Bipolar disorder and pregnancy
Baby blues
Addictions
Virupakshi Jalihal
Stations
Answers
Opioid dependence
Discussion with probation officer
Physical examination of drug intoxication/withdrawal state
Discussion with the consultant
Cannabis and schizophrenia: discussion with family
Cannabis and schizophrenia
Alcohol dependence history
Alcohol dependence management
Benzodiazepine (BZD) misuse
Motivational interviewing (MI)
Substance misuse management in pregnancy
Anxiety
Justin Sauer
Stations
Answers
Generalized anxiety disorder
Generalized anxiety disorder – aetiology
Specific phobia
OCD
Eating disorders
Justin Sauer
Stations
Answers
History of anorexia nervosa
AN on the medical ward
Dietary and weight history (AN)
Bulimia nervosa
Physical examination
Sangita Agarwal
Stations
Answers
Alcohol examination
Eating disorder
Extrapyramidal side effects (EPSE)
Thyroid dysfunction
Lower limbs
Upper limbs
Cranial nerves
Cardiovascular
Eye examination
BLS
Investigations and procedures
Russell Foster
Stations
Answers
Advising an intravenous drug user (IVDU) on injection technique
Abnormal blood results in an alcoholic patient
Physical examination and laboratory investigation of eating disorders
Basic ECG interpretation
Initiation and monitoring of clozapine
Interpreting thyroid function tests
Interpretation of lithium levels
Interpretation of laboratory results (metabolic syndrome)
Diagnosis and management of neuroleptic malignant syndrome
Diagnosis and management of serotonin syndrome
Miscellaneous
Justin Sauer
Stations
Answers
Gender reassignment
Grief reaction
SSRIs and sexual dysfunction
Body dysmorphic disorder
Seasonal affective disorder

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Author(s)

Biography


Justin Sauer MBBS BSc MRCPsych


Consultant Psychiatrist, South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust; and


Honorary Lecturer, Institute of Psychiatry


London, UK


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"...this is an excellent revision book that would help candidates increase their chances of passing the MRCPsych CASC exams."


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