By Lena Palaniyappan, Rajeev Krishnadas

Following scorching at the heels of the release of the hot syllabus and new MRCPsych examination in Spring 2008 via the Royal university of Psychiatrists, this ebook comprises 450 a number of selection inquiries to support psychiatry trainees to arrange for paper 1 of the examination. assisting those MCQs are specified explanatory solutions and revision notes, referenced to the most important textbooks utilized by trainees. The book's content material is heavily matched to the MRCPsych syllabus and comprises perform papers for actual examination training.

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D. E. Hierarchy Reversibility Treatment response Mode of onset Degree of disability 40 CORE CLINICAL PSYCHIATRY | QUESTIONS 5. In ICD-10 schizoaffective disorder is included in the same chapter as which of the following disorders? A. B. C. D. E. 6. Which of the following principles is not included in psychiatric classificatory systems (ICD and DSM) to define specific psychiatric disorders? A. B. C. D. E. 7. Culture-bound syndromes are separately classified in ICD Comorbid diagnoses are allowed in DSM DSM-IV has a dimensional approach to personality disorders Length of illness is a criteria for diagnosing DSM-IV schizophrenia Schizotypal disorder is a personality disorder in ICD-10 In the multiaxial system of DSM-IV, the fifth axis refers to A.

B. C. D. E. Presenilin 1 only Presenilin 1 and 2 Amyloid precursor protein APOE4 allele Defective tau protein 19. With respect to the major classificatory systems ICD and DSM, the term ‘operational definition’ refers to which of the following? A. B. C. D. E. Definition arrived at by a consensus Definition with precise inclusion and exclusion criteria Definition validated by field trials Definition with strict duration of illness criteria Definitions with multilingual translation 20. Dementia secondary to which of the following is not reversible?

But education does not affect the rate of change of scores in both normal and dementia subject, and hence change in scores is a good index of worsening dementia. MMSE is not independent of socioeconomic status. This may be because socioeconomic status is indirectly linked to educational status. Ridha B and Rossor M. The Mini Mental State Examination. Practical Neurology 2005; 5: 298–303. CLINICAL SKILLS | ANSWERS 10. E. The three dimensions of insight proposed by David include: the ability to label unusual experiences as pathological, to recognize that one has mental illness, and to comply with treatment.

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