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

ISBN 9781444118643
Published March 25, 2011 by CRC Press
480 Pages 25 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

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.

Table of Contents

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

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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