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MRCPsych: Passing the CASC Exam

1st Edition

By Justin Sauer

CRC Press

352 pages

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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.

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The Psychiatrist

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

About the Author


Justin Sauer MBBS BSc MRCPsych


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


Honorary Lecturer, Institute of Psychiatry


London, UK


Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MED105000
MEDICAL / Psychiatry / General