Best of Five MCQs for MRCPsych Paper 1 (Oxford Specialty by Lena Palaniyappan, Rajeev Krishnadas

By Lena Palaniyappan, Rajeev Krishnadas

Following sizzling at the heels of the release of the hot syllabus and new MRCPsych examination in Spring 2008 via the Royal university of Psychiatrists, this e-book includes 450 a number of selection inquiries to support psychiatry trainees to arrange for paper 1 of the examination. helping those MCQs are targeted explanatory solutions and revision notes, referenced to the foremost textbooks utilized by trainees. The book's content material is heavily matched to the MRCPsych syllabus and contains perform papers for real examination preparation.

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Macleod’s Clinical Examination, 11th edn. Churchill Livingstone, 2005, p. 239. 29 30 CLINICAL SKILLS | ANSWERS 40. B. Apraxia is defined as the inability to carry out a motor act despite the absence of sensory or motor deficits. Here the muscular power and tone will be intact and the patient can fully comprehend the instruction. There are many classifications of apraxia according to region affected, for example oculomotor, orofacial, limb-kinetic apraxia. Apraxia is also classified according to specific functional defect, for example dressing apraxia, constructional apraxia, etc.

Advances in Psychiatric Treatment 2007; 13: 101–110. 13. C. While interviewing people with limited intelligence, questions should be brief and worded in a simple way. Closed and leading questions are best avoided as suggestibility is prominent in this population. Suggestibility in patients with limited intelligence can be assessed using the Gudjonnson Suggestibility Scale. Closed questions are a good way of eliciting information from a disturbed psychotic patient who is guarded or distracted by hallucinations.

D. The CAGE questionnaire includes questions on ‘Cut down’, ‘Annoyed’, ‘Guilty’, and ‘Eye opener’. Early morning drinking (not evening as indicated in the question) indicates a problem use of alcohol. , eds. Oxford Handbook of Psychiatry, 1st edn. Oxford University Press, 2005, p. 509. 16. E. While self neglect can be seen in any severe mental illness, it is not very common in isolated anxiety disorders. In alcoholism self neglect indicates a higher risk of vitamin and nutritional deficiencies. In schizophrenia, this may be secondary to negative symptoms or depression.

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