1st Edition

Revision MCQs and EMIs for the MRCPsych Practice questions and mock exams for the written papers

By Basant Puri, Roger Ho, Ian Treasden Copyright 2011
    480 Pages 25 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    This new revision guide with over 1500 questions, reasoned answers and links to explanatory text gives a comprehensive range of multiple choice questions (MCQs) and extended matching items (EMIs). Complete with sample papers, this book provides everything you need for the written parts of the MRCPsych and comparable higher postgraduate examinations in psychiatry.

    • Contains over 550 MCQs and 350 EMIs divided into syllabus topics
    • Includes full-length sample exam papers for Parts 1, 2 and 3 of the MRCPsych
    • Challenging questions written to bring out key learning points
    • Full, detailed answers and links to revision and remediation
    • Prepared by experienced teachers and writers of examination questions

    This book is essential for all psychiatrists preparing for the written MRCPsych and similar examinations, allowing candidates to approach the exam with confidence.

    Part 1: The foundations of modern psychiatric practice
    History of psychiatry
    Introduction to evidence-based medicine
    History and philosophy of science
    Research methods and statistics
    How to practise evidence-based medicine
    Psychological assessment and psychometrics

    Part 2: Developmental, behavioural, and socio-cultural psychiatry
    Human development
    Introduction to basic psychology
    Information-processing and attention
    Learning theory
    Language and thought
    Social psychology
    Social science and sociocultural psychiatry
    Cultural psychiatry

    Part 3: Neuroscience
    Basic concepts in neurophysiology
    Neurophysiology of integrated behaviour
    Neurogenesis and cerebral plasticity
    The neuroendocrine system
    The neurophysiology and neurochemistry of arousal and sleep
    The electroencephalogram and evoked potential studies

    Part 4: Mental health problems and mental illness
    Classification and diagnostic systems
    Cognitive assessment
    Neurology for psychiatrists
    Organic disorders
    Schizophrenia and paranoid psychoses
    Mood disorders/affective psychoses
    Neurotic and stress-related disorders
    Dissociative (conversion) hypochondriasis and other somatoform disorders
    Eating disorders
    Personality disorders
    Perinatal psychiatry
    Psychosexual medicine
    Gender identity disorders
    Paraphilias and sexual offenders
    Psychiatric assessment of physical illness
    Overlapping multi-system, multi-organ illnesses/syndromes
    Multiple chemical sensitivity
    Mental health problems in patients with myalgic encephalomyelitis
    Pain and psychiatry
    Sleep disorders
    Suicide and deliberate self-harm
    Emergency psychiatry
    Care of the dying and bereaved

    Part 5: Approaches to treatment
    Clinical psychopharmacology
    Electroconvulsive therapy
    Transcranial magnetic stimulation and vagus nerve stimulation
    Psychotherapy: an introduction
    Dynamic psychotherapy
    Family therapy
    Marital therapy
    Group therapy
    Cognitive-behavioural therapy
    Other individual psychotherapies
    Therapeutic communities
    Effectiveness of psychotherapy

    Part 6: Clinical specialities
    Addiction psychiatry
    Child and adolescent psychiatry
    Learning disability psychiatry
    Old-age psychiatry
    Rehabilitation psychiatry

    Part 7: Mental health service provision
    Management of psychiatric services
    Advice to special medical services
    Forensic psychiatry

    Part 8: Legal and ethical aspects of psychiatry
    Legal aspects of psychiatric care with particular reference to England and Wales
    Ethics and law
    Risk Assessment


    Basant K Puri MA, PhD, MB, BChir, BSc (Hons), MathSci, MRCPsych, DipMath, PG Cert Maths, Mmath
    Professor and Honorary Consultant, Hammersmith Hospital, London, UK

    Roger C M Ho MBBS (Hong Kong), DPM (Ireland), GDip Psychotherapy (Singapore), MMed (Psych) (Singapore), MRCPsych (UK)
    Assistant Professor and Associate Consultant, Psychoneuroimmunology (PNI) Research Programme and Department of Psychological Medicine, University Medical Cluster, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine and National University Health System, National University of Singapore, Singapore

    Ian H Treasaden MB BS MRCS LRCP FRCPsych LLM
    Consultant Forensic Psychiatrist, West London Mental Health NHS Trust; Honorary Senior Lecturer, Imperial College London; Head of Forensic Neurosciences, Hammersmith Hospital, London, UK