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Revision MCQs and EMIs for the MRCPsych

Practice questions and mock exams for the written papers

By Basant K Puri, Roger Ho, Ian Treasden

© 2011 – CRC Press

480 pages | 25 B/W Illus.

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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

About the Authors

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

Subject Categories

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