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Tips to pass MRCPsych CASC

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Alex Russo,

Thank you for your tips. It makes a whole lot of sense! Hoping for 3rd time lucky myself this time round! 

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Amen. 

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Can some one please post the last day stations?

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1.defence mechanism......displacement

2. MSE .....focus on frontal lobe

3. OCD history

4. Alcohol history

5. Man fear of having MS and motor neuron disease.......take history......cranial nerve 5,7,8 examination

6.psychosis .....delsion....take history.... adress concerns

7. Morbid jeulosy.........explore risk

8. SSRI and sexual history.

paired: 

1/2 :vascular dementia history and 2nd explain to wife

 

3/4:  acute confusional state with background of possible cognitive decline collateral from son and then talk to Nurse re: management  

5/6: ugib capacity assessment in a schizophrenic ID patient then speak to his social support worker 

7/8: treatment resistant depression then speak to husband re lithium and  anti depressant in pregnancy 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Hi Alex Russo,

thanks for the tips I believe you sat on the 9th 

Can you please share how you approached pregnant woman station and the ASD station in the afternoon?

thanks 

regards,

Phyu Phyu 

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sorry ppaung

u are confusing me w someone else

i passed casc last year

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Couldn't agree more with alex russo. 
To add to the above, be clear about the tasks:

Hx station is about the history - onset, duration, progression; differentials; risks & insight

MSE is about the here and now (NOT about the hx) - explore the psychopathology, pick on cues and explore in depth - if you're exploring thoughts, do it properly, fluidly switch to other domains (perception, insight, mood, risks) using the cues given by the patient. If patient doesn't say anything (like the 11th Sept MSE single station), it's okay, just keep picking up on cues and explore the patient's view. 

Explanation - 2 way conversation, engagement and comm skill, make sure you have a decent rapport by listening and addressing to their concern. 

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On 9/9/2015 09:49:34, alex russo said:

know your anxiety curve to be able to explain all anxiety related stations :erp/cbt/ocd/

Hi Alex

Could you please explain the anxiety curve.

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Million thanks for the tips!

I am going to sit for Jan 16 CASC.

Keep the fingers crossed.

 

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Thank you all, very helpful info

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This is extremely helpful.

Thanks so much! 

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Is anyone planning to practice CASC station on Skype ? 

 

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Hi Santa 

i am interested to practise on the Skype regularly this is my repeat sitting 

let me know your Skype name 

I am based in England 

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Hi Guys

I am in need of partners to practice on skype. PLease let me know if you guys are still looking for study partners.

Ammad

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