498 Pages 72 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    These two textbooks encompass the key information necessary to pass both Paper A and Paper B of the postgraduate examination required to become a member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists (MRCPsych).

    Candidates are provided with comprehensive coverage of each syllabus, including memory aids that highlight key information via tables, lists and graphics, in an accessible and manageable format that maximises revision time. 

    This two volume set is essential for psychiatry trainees revising for their written examinations, but is also suitable for individuals and healthcare professionals with an interest in psychiatry and a desire to learn more.


    Richard Kerslake, MBBS, MRCPsych, is a consultant psychiatrist in older persons' psychiatry. He is a graduate of Royal Free and University College London Medical School. Dr Kerslake is currently working in Sussex, having previously worked and trained in London and Melbourne. He is an honorary clinical lecturer at Brighton and Sussex Medical School, UK, where is proud to lead the psychiatry rotations for physician associate students, whilst passionately maintaining teaching commitments through lecturing and simulation-based education. 

    Elizabeth Templeton, MBChB, MRCPsych, trained at the University of Liverpool and graduated with honours in 2006. She moved to London soon after to start her psychiatric core training within the Camden and Islington Foundation Trust. Dr Templeton has always had a keen interest in medical education; she has contributed to OSCEsmart, a published revision guide for practical exams, and she has played a significant role in the development of a pan-London simulation-based training programme. Dr Templeton is now a specialist registrar in East London. 

    Lisanne Stock, BMBCh, MRCPsych, graduated from the University of Oxford and completed her foundation and core training in North Central London, where she continues to work as a higher trainee in general adult psychiatry. Dr Stock has an interest in medical education and co-runs the CASC In Hand tailored revision course for the final part of the MRCPsych examinations. Dr Stock is also a trustee for the charity Nip in the Bud, which aims to improve recognition of mental health conditions in primary school children via film. 

    Arun Bhaskaran, MBBS, BSc (Hons), MRCPsych, graduated from King's College London and completed his foundation training in Ipswich. He then went on to complete his core psychiatry training in North Central London and is now a specialist registrar working for the North East London Foundation Trust, UK. Dr Bhaskaran has a keen interest in medical education and completed a postgraduate certificate in medical education during his core training. Throughout his career, he has been regularly involved in training foundation doctors and undergraduates. 

    Elijah Casper-Blake, MBBS, BSc (Hons), MRCPsych, graduated from Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry. He completed his foundation training in the South Thames Deanery and undertook core psychiatry training in North Central London. Currently, he is working as a specialist registrar in East London, UK. Alongisde his work with older adults, Dr Casper-Blake has a particular interest in substances misuse. Over the course of his career, Dr Casper-Blake has been involved in training both medical students and fellow doctors.

    "This is an excellent resource for MRCPsych students. It provides wide coverage of the curriculum while delivering the key details that make the difference in examinations."

    Joanna Moncrieff, reader in Critical and Social Psychiatry, Division of Psychiatry, UCL, UCL MRCPsych course organiser

    "I have found the revision guide so helpful when preparing for the MRCPsych exam. It is presented in an informative and concise manner and has been a great resource to use, especially when revising on the go. It was a great help towards passing the exam—I would highly recommend!" 

    Dr Fraser MacNicoll, core trainee in Psychiatry