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Paper A - 4th December 2018

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Hard to know what to make of this sitting. Mixed bag of reactions afterwards.

Some of the things that came up:

 

* Trancylpromine question 

* Varenciline question

* MOA of Aripiprazole

* Splicing

* Personality disorders - ICD-10 definitions ect. At least three different questions, including an EMQ.

* Valproate - % congenital abnormalities; % developmental delay (2 seperate questions)

* Freud - Phallic Stage

* Social Learning Theory and Gender theory

* At least 2-3 Kohlberg questions

* Camberwell Family Interview

* High EE family

* Duloxetine

* Erikson's stages (EMQ)

* Kubler-Ross (1 question)

* Classical vs Operant Conditioning

* Long question on minimum time to diagnose manic episode, delusional disorder, schizophrenia in ICD-10

* DSM-5 schizophrenia question

* Most potent TCA in overdose?

* Basal Ganglia EMQ 

* Which of these is a reward pathway (mesolimbic, mesocortical, tubuloinfundibular, incertohypothalamic and one other)

* Where to find Lewy Bodies in Parkinson's

* Earliest gross pathology in Alzheimers on neuroimaging

* Gedankenlautwerden - definition

* Anti-NDMA Recepter Encephalitis - Which Ig?

* Strange Situation Experiment

* Last area of the brain to fully develop?

* EMQ on prejudice

* A couple of questions on actuarial risk assessment, and the HCR-20

* Which antipsychotic is metabolised by CYP2A6 (? apparently them all. I may have read this question wrong)

* What induces CYP1A2 (smoking)

* Which of 5 laws was a Gestalt Law of Perception (Proximity)

* Neuropathology of Huntington's

* A few questions on the neuropathology of Alzheimer's

* James-Lange Theory

* Monotropy

* Marcia's Identity Theories (EMQ)

Anyone remember any others (or exact questions, for that matter)

 

Edited by fluther
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I found the EMQs more difficult than the MCQs - did feel like I was randomly guessing in a couple. 

Overall I thought the paper covered all the topics quite well - I didn't feel like I'd 'wasted time' spending too much revision on one topic for example.

 

I thought the questions were reasonable and unambiguous (something I was worried about). Either you knew the answer or you didn't.

 

I can't remember most of the topics but it looks like you've covered a lot of them. How did you find the exam?

 

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emq were much tougher compared to mcq. 

also one on emq on electrolytes: ssri hyponatremia, lithium induced hyper pth hypercalcemia, alcoholic nocturia back pain and malaise ?

chorionic villous sampling ?pcr

multiculturalism melting pot

buspirone pre and post synaptic agonist 5ht1

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Anyone can tell me when the result will be out?

Edited by Muthumathi

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MCQ :

1. language development

- 2,3 words other than mama, dada

- simply sentences 

2. Erickson stages

- academic achievement 

- self acievement 

- secure n safe

3. Findings seen in: (imaging)

- Alzheimer disease (words finding difficulty, repeating same questions etc)

- ? autism (child playing on his own etc)

4. Basal Ganglia 

5. Blood investigations MONitoring in

- methylphenidate - atomoxetine 

6.  Cancer chemotherapy n behavioural psychology

7. Medical ethic principles

- justice, non malefience, paternalism 

8. Half life of antidepressant:

- citalopram fluoxetine venlafaxine paroxetine 

9. Buspirone, Diazepam (MOA)

10. Sleep disorder/awareness/lost of consciousness

- ? automatism, rem sleep disorder , oneiroid state?

11. Brain lesion 

- pontine? Response by Blinking 

- medial frontal lesion ? “Incontinece”

12. 

- Used in experiments to decrease gene expression : Si RNA 

Enzymes which attaches amino acids to t-RNA : aminoactyl tRNA 

   

13. Serotonin toxicity? 

- SERT blocker (choose 2)

- MAOI 

14. Tests use in psy : ? SCID, MOHOST

15. Neuropeptide

- hypothalamus -adipose tissue

 

MCQ: 

1 trimester pregnancy is the protective factor of : adjustment disorder, anxiety, depression, psychosis, suicide 

2 infertility treatment effect on couple 

3 prodrug 

Edited by Hueythng

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10 hours ago, Muthumathi said:

Anyone can tell me when the result will be out?

 

                  15 February 2019.

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Methylphidate needs monitoring which bloods
Alcoholic is fatigued and nocturia- what's the electrolyte imbalance

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What was the answer of:

actuarial risk

gender schemata theory

rating tool for complete physical exam

 

Also what do you people think can be the pass percentage

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There were at least two questions on memory - "Procedural memory is a type of which of the following: (i) short-term memory? (ii) working memory? (iii) reconstructive memory? (iv) long-term memory? (v) episodic memory? " and "Which of the following types of memory is storage of information in 'pure' form, without reference to time or place? (i) semantic memory? (ii) episodic memory? [I can't remember all the options given]"

There were at least two questions on personality disorders - one was - "Which of the following is a feature/criterion for diagnosis of antisocial personality disorder (I think the answer was low frustration tolerance)", another question was "transient stress-related paranoid ideation, or severe dissociative symptoms" (borderline personality disorder).

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what do y’all think of the passing rate? 

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how would y’all compare to June paper? 

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On ‎08‎/‎12‎/‎2018 at 11:11, Hueythng said:

how would y’all compare to June paper? 

I thought it was more difficult than the June paper.

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3 hours ago, LocumSHO said:

I thought it was more difficult than the June paper.

oh no. if I’m not mistaken the June paper passing rate is less than 60%.

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