Psychiatry Finals: EMQs and OSCEs by Kazuya Iwata

By Kazuya Iwata

This revision consultant comprises prolonged Matching Questions (EMQs) and saw based scientific Examinations (OSCEs) that comprehensively disguise the main issues in Psychiatry more likely to be established at clinical university. it is going to even be a useful source to these taking different checks akin to the PLAB and postgraduate Psychiatry examinations.

Part 1 includes fifty eight EMQs, divided into eight chapters, protecting questions about psychological nation examinations, basic grownup psychiatry, developmental and natural issues, remedies, and administration concerns. so much EMQs specialise in a specific presentation or factor and are in accordance with medical vignettes that describe a scientific state of affairs. each one EMQ is prepared as 5 stems with 10 choices and solutions to every EMQ are given on the finish of every bankruptcy with extra notes clarifying particular ideas no longer lined within the questions.

Part 2 covers OSCEs, that are in response to universal medical situations and stations often encountered in tests. The 23 questions disguise history-taking, communique, and functional stations.

Ideal for clinical scholars and junior medical professionals, this ebook is meant to counterpoint instead of change different psychiatry books, and may support scholars improve a greater knowing of the scientific facets of psychiatry.

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Select the most appropriate diagnosis from the above that best fits with the following clinical descriptions. 1. A 65-year-old male was admitted to a medical ward with a history of chest pain, low mood, and weight loss. No medical cause was found. He said that about 12 days ago, his house was burgled and he lost his belongings. He progressed well in the ward and appeared cheerful, but as his discharge date approached, he complained of feeling ‘not right’ and refused to go back home. 2. A 47-year-old female and her son were involved in a car accident while she was driving.

C. Catatonic schizophrenia is dominated by psychomotor disturbances, which may fluctuate between extremes of excitement and hyperkinesis to stupor and mutism. Catatonic behaviours such as automatic obedience and posturing are also seen. Notes • Undifferentiated schizophrenia is a condition that meets the general diagnostic criteria for schizophrenia, but does not fit with one particular subtype. For example, a patient may exhibit thought withdrawal but have no other behavioural symptoms to specify the type of schizophrenia.

General adult psychiatry 35 5. An 18-year-old student who recently started university finds it hard to talk to others. He would like to make new friends, but finds everything too intimidating. He rationalises that he would not fit in as he comes from another part of the country and thus would have nothing in common. Because he is scared of being rejected by his classmates, rather than attending classes, he spends the majority of the time alone in the library and at home. 36 Chapter 2 Personality disorders II A.

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