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July 2014 - MRCPsych Paper 1 Feedback

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Please post your feedback on the MRCPsych Paper 1 exam. If you can remember any questions and stems, please include them.

Please do not discuss answers in this thread - start new threads for each question discussion.

Thank you and good luck!

 

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Hi,

It was the weirdest exam I've ever taken! Had to guess most of the time. Few straightforward questions, and more twisted and odd ones.

I will try and post what I can recall from today's paper...

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-A question about Ann doll experiment?and what it's for. I picked "Theory of the mind"

-Couvade syndrome. What's is it considered to be? A couple of options with conversion, delusion, culture bound amongst them. I picked "conversion".

-ECG. I think it was mobitz type 2?

-Calculation of BMI. I think I got that wrong anyway.

-SSRIs: which one has longest half life? Which one has least drug interactions? Which is most likely to cause anticholinergic side effects?

-" I learnt to drive something when I was 10 years old" what type of memory describes this statement? I picked "semantic" I dunno could be episodic?

........I will try to post more later

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66 yr ole man develops startle reaction, nightmares , acute onset, increases in the evening.

Thirst, polyuria with low plasma and urine osmolality.

quick all round conginitive test in a 80 yr old.

books- the myth of mental illness

depression with something social.

terms- instituitional neurosis, stigma? not sure about this.

6 basic emotions.

serotonin receptor for nausea.

risk for clozapine

a small kid wants to know when she will have younger sib, what stage of piaget.

humour developes in which stage of piaget.

cannabis chappi feels his body being pulled

aprosody a sign of which lobe problems.

something about anosognosia

quick performance IQ test.

detect a cognitive distortion.

whats not in CBT( term not used).

something about ACER i dont recollect it.

couple of questions on which is neurotic, immature, kleins defence mechanisms.

thats all i can think if, my head is bursting. paper was not simple at all.

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Yes reema I know.it was not simple at all. I bet the pass mark won't exceed 60%.

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the questions were tricky. If one read the questions in haste there were high chances of wrong answers. alternatively if one read them slowly you are none the wiser!! lol.

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Do u mean constipation as a side effect to Clozapine in that EMI question?

There was another question regarding moral development. It asked about a feature of conventional stage and I found all the options belong to either pre or post conventional! (Punishment oriented, authority oriented, reward oriented, social contract, and universal ethics) what did u guys choose for that question?

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On many occasions I was inappropriately smiling and was like"what the heck?! Then I choose "c" and move on. Lol

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i felt there were a few questions where the answers were not in the options, not even approximate answers. do you rememeber the one to describe mannerism. not a single option matched it, nor was it find the wrong option. i was stuck.

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Oh yea I remember that one. Damn it

I just picked "involuntary socially inappropriate movements" ! I dunno!

There was another question about causes of intention remors and there were both cerebellar lesions and lithium toxicity in the answers. I thought both could cause intention tremors.but who knows what's in their mind!

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I almost forgot..Phi phenomenon. Do remember that one? Lol weird stuff

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The emis were ok, or probably i was ignorant. how did others fare at your exam centre. i was in birmingham and people seemed pleased so i quietly shut up and left.

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was there anything on phi, dont remember but it came as an option and it was not the right one thats all i remember.

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I mean that question about a dot or light perceived as moving in a dark backround? Something as weird as this. I dont remember what other options were

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Another question related to Camberwell family interview and what it's meant to target. As far as I remember there was tolerance and sensitivity in the answer options.

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A couple of more questions to add..

-meaning of fundamental attribution error

-meaning of monotropy in child attachment

-side effects of carbamazepine

-most teratogenic drug. Valproate and lithium both in the options

-a question about stage of adjustment/disadjustment where the pt feels sad guilty and depressed. I had no clue ab that!

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yes, you r right , both the questions . will post some more questions when i remember. oh just remembered deja vu is a type of what..confab, memory loss, or paramnesia something like that. .in spect what would be seen in alzheimers. ct scan pic in schiz.

delusions in mania not seen in schiz. delusions not seen in psychotic depression. i dont recollect anything on hallucination. oh got one more, something about illusion.

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I know those 2 questions ab hallucination and illusions u r talking ab. Lol
One question was about elementary hallucinations and the other one was ab visual illusion ;)
I think if we scratch our memory little bit we can recall the 200 questions :D
Oh God. I just wanna pass. I dont want to sit this freak paper1 again!

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yes what the hell was that, it had options like intrusion, shock , retreat. (adjustment one).

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the problem in its percentile and depends on all the bright ones who sat with us. lets hope we pass, and the emis save us. lol. will post if i remember anything tomorrow, sorry for the typos, too tired. i advise you chill, watch something senseless and mind numbingly stupid, which wont be difficult on tv, or watch the footie. adios.

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By the way, r we being scrutinized by the royal college for posting questions? Hopefully we will not be traced and caught lol 

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The exam was really weird. I'm just seeing more and more questions I answered wrongly. Too many twists.

The question about him was weight of 50kg, height 165.

There was questions on

She'll shock

Morels theory of degeneration

Collective unconscious

Lithium steady state and as a cause of diabetes

Kleinian defence

Delusions of control

Hebephrenia- 3 characteristics

Paranoid schizophrenia-1 characteristics

Delusional disorder- 2 characteristics

De clarambaults

Will post more as I remember, the question will be what most people could have scored from it. Didn't get feelers at my venue as I wasn't feeling well and couldn't stay back to talk

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Ok so a day of rest before I thought I would put the questions I remember.

1) something about a man suddenly becoming agitated and confused at night. ?delirium

2) frequency >11 ?beta

3) what is couvard disorder

4)who wrote myth of mental illness

5) who coined stigma

6) who differentiated between dementia Prec and manic depression

7) which stage of piaget- humour

8) which stage of Piaget- conservation

9) side effect of carbamazepine

10) ICD10 criteria how many days for mania

11) which antipsychotic causes least weight gain

Which antipsychotic has least effect on QTc

Which antipsychotic causes least hyperprolactinaema

Upper limit QTC for woman

Emi

About adoption studies

Home videos

Army

What drug withdrawal causes

A) yawning dilated pupils

B) mouth ulcers and cough

Emi on dysarthria

Small tongue

Nasal component to voice

Ssri longest half life

Ssri most anti cholenergic

Ssri with least interactions- I put sertraline?

Personality disorders

High righteous

Most self referential

No personal identity

Emi on antipsychotics

Which one is renally excreted

Which one do u need to keep an eye on for constipation

Will post more when I remember.

Found this exam hard

Felt like we either knew defiantly knew the answer or it was a complete guess. For most of them I couldn't even narrow the options down!

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