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  1. "EPA guidance on physical activity as a treatment for severe mental illness: a meta-review of the evidence and Position Statement from the European Psychiatric Association (EPA), supported by the International Organization of Physical Therapists in Mental Health (IOPTMH)"
  2. Yes, you can take Paper B before Paper A. But you have to get both Paper A & B before you take the 'CASC'.
  3. "Comparative efficacy and acceptability of 21 antidepressant drugs for the acute treatment of adults with major depressive disorder: a systematic review and network meta-analysis."
  4. "Physical Activity and Sports-Real Health Benefits: A Review with Insight into the Public Health of Sweden."
  5. "Hospitalisation and length of hospital stay following first-episode psychosis: systematic review and meta-analysis of longitudinal studies."
  6. "Transition Experiences Following Psychiatric Hospitalization: A systematic Review of the Literature."
  7. "What Causes the Onset of Psychosis in Individuals at Clinical High Risk? A Meta-analysis of Risk and Protective Factors."
  8. "Optimal dose of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, venlafaxine, and mirtazapine in major depression: a systematic review and dose-response meta-analysis."
  9. Right, that's cool... What are career opportunities like for psychiatrists in Chennai/Tamil Nadu in general? That's something I'd be interested to know more about... Would be grateful for advice on that... :-)
  10. @ psy19 - If you're already a consultant psychiatrist, I'm curious why you're doing this exam?? :-)
  11. Which of the following is most appropriate for imaging of white matter tracts: CT MRI fMRI Diffusion tensor imaging SPECT Which of the following reduces serum lithium levels furosemide ibuprofen verapamil theophylline (one more option, can't remember - whatever it was, probably was the right answer! But I got it wrong...) Most common ECG changes with Lithium treatment first degree heart block Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome T-wave inversion - I think this was the right answer two other options that I can't quite remember Which of these is an intracellular second messenger Calcium Oxytocin Histamine Adenylyl cyclase (I think this was the right answer) One of the histopathological abnormalities in Alzheimer's disease - I think the answer to this one was Hirano bodies Other questions on Tau protein in Alzheimer's disease Questions on Erikson's stages of psychosocial development, Kohlberg's stages of moral development, Eisenberg's stages of prosocial reasoning. 22-year-old most likely to be in? Trust vs mistrust Industry vs inferiority Intimacy vs isolation (I think this was the right answer) Initiative vs Guilt Autonomy vs Shame/doubt 15-year-old having difficulty making friends at school, finds it difficult to conform, uncertainty regarding sexuality - I think at age 15, the stage of psychosocial development would be "Identity vs role confusion". Rate-limiting factor in alcohol metabolism. Which of these is a metabotroic receptor Questions re: Sodium valproate - risk of teratogenicity, mechanism of action. CATIE trial - what proportion of male patients met the criteria for metabolic syndrome? Questions re: DNA methylation, etc.
  12. "Self-management interventions for people with severe mental illness: systematic review and meta-analysis." "Dietary intake of people with severe mental illness: systematic review and meta-analysis."
  13. I'd be grateful for help with critical appraisal of journal papers. Please advise if this topic should be discussed on a different board. I recently did a "critical appraisal" presentation (at our local teaching programme for our junior doctors) on "Experiences of in-patient mental health services: systematic review" (published in the June 2019 issue of the British Journal of Psychiatry - Volume 214, Issue 6). I used the critical appraisal checklist provided on the CASP website. There are, of course, other similar checklists available from other sources, e.g., the checklist provided on the SIGN website. Reflecting on my presentation afterwards, I felt there had been room for improvement. Presenting the "findings" of the systematic review was straightforward, but assessing/critiquing the "rigour" of their methodology was a little harder. In the end, I essentially highlighted the strengths and limitations of the review as identified by the authors themselves, I felt I didn't have many points of my own to add. In the weeks/months ahead, I hope to present a few more such "critical appraisal" presentations. I will be looking for systematic reviews and/or meta-analyses published in the "big name" journals, e.g., the British Journal of Psychiatry, JAMA Psychiatry, etc., published within the last 1 or 2 years, and that are likely to be of some clinical relevance, and critically appraise these papers with a view to preparing presentations for our local junior doctor teaching programme. It would be greatly appreciated if others here could provide any assistance/suggestions.
  14. It is tested in Paper A. I'm preparing for Paper A on 18 June '19. This will be my third attempt. They like to ask about diagnostic criteria for the different personality disorders, as well as diagnostic criteria for manic/hypomanic episodes.
  15. "Revision Notes in Psychiatry"