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

By Lena Palaniyappan, Rajeev Krishnadas

Following scorching at the heels of the release of the recent syllabus and new MRCPsych examination in Spring 2008 by means of the Royal university of Psychiatrists, this publication comprises 450 a number of selection inquiries to aid psychiatry trainees to organize for paper 1 of the examination. aiding those MCQs are specific explanatory solutions and revision notes, referenced to the main textbooks utilized by trainees. The book's content material is heavily matched to the MRCPsych syllabus and contains perform papers for precise examination instruction.

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B. C. D. E. Focal, progressive deficits Focal, static deficits Global, progressive deficits Global, static deficits None of the above 15. The most common cause of presenile dementia is A. B. C. D. E. Vascular dementia Pick’s dementia Alzheimer’s dementia Lewy body dementia Prion dementia 16. Which one of the following is NOT a risk factor for developing dementia? A. B. C. D. E. Smoking Boxing Ageing Drinking alcohol Living alone 41 42 CORE CLINICAL PSYCHIATRY | QUESTIONS 17. The best option for preventing dementia available currently is A.

A. B. C. D. E. Amount of alcohol consumed Nutritional deprivation Age of onset of drinking Type of alcoholic drink Level of tolerance 24. Korsakoff ’s syndrome is characterized by all EXCEPT A. B. C. D. E. Dense anterograde amnesia Impaired procedural memory Apathy Confabulation Executive deficits 25. Which of the following best describes the triad characteristic of normal pressure hydrocephalus? A. B. C. D. E. Ataxia, dementia, confabulation Incontinence, dementia, confabulation Headaches, visual disturbances, dementia Headaches, ataxia, dementia Ataxia, dementia, incontinence 26.

D. E. Ictal facilitation Postictal suppression Ictal suppression Dominant alpha waves See-saw pattern 73. In neurological examination, which of the following is seen in hypothyroidism? A. B. C. D. E. Hypertonia Loss of deep tendon reflexes Slow and sluggish deep tendon reflexes Clonus on testing deep tendon reflexes Exaggerated jaw jerk 74. Which one of the following patients is not suitable for undergoing MRI investigation when required? A. B. C. D. E. A 32-year-old woman with last menstrual period 3 months ago A 74-year-old man with suspected Lewy body dementia A 53-year-old man with a cardiac pacemaker inserted 10 years ago A 44-year-old lady with a family history of haemochromatosis A 22-year-old man with epilepsy and mild learning disability 75.

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