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Essay predictions spring 2007

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Well, it's that time of the year again, i'm afraid.

Could we try and put together possible topics either ''hot'', or those that simply have not come in a while?

I 'ill start,

Yes, bipolar has not come in a while.

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ok

'Bipolar affective disorder in old age population should be treated differently compared with general adult population. Discuss!'

:o

I knew I was ready to set the papers and noone in the college believes that I don't really need to take the exam...Why?

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The Royal College of Psychiatrists is obsessed with the social structures of baboons. Discuss this statement with particular reference to evidence that the College is full of monkeys.

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The Royal College of Psychiatrists is obsessed with the social structures of baboons. Discuss this statement with particular reference to evidence that the College is full of monkeys.

:)

lol :)

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My sugesstions:

Schizophrenia and violence- the dismissive or minimising attitude of Psychiatrists

Taking CMHTs into prison- A long awaited service

Anticholineesterase inhibitors are not effective in the management of dementia

mental capacity, adult protection- possibly related with dementia

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Something about dementia and the recent nice guidelines.

This is the penultimate essay paper!No more essays from next year.

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:) My 6th sense tells me bipolar affective disorder is a strong topic to feature. As always, schizophrenia has featured in the last 6 exams from my experience. Dementia may feature, but I don't think NICE guidelines on the use of anticholinestrase inhibitors will be feature prominently-simply because there are lots of candidates (mainly overseas) who have not heard about NICE and their guidelines.

Goodluck.

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I predict that there will be another essay on schizophenia, or at least a psychotic condition in the schizophrenia spectrum. This is due to the fact that schizophrenia comes up every time. there is no reason to think that schizophrenia will not come up this time!

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Some of the topics suggested to us when we took exams in autmn 2006 but didnt come include:

Psychosocial interventions for bipolar affective disorder

AntiPsychotics,metabolic syndrome and the need for monitoring

Diagnosis of ADHD Vs Bipolar affective disorder in children

Cognitive Behaviour Therapy- A remedy for all Psychiatric ailments- Critically discuss this statement.

I will keep thinking and post if any thing else comes up.

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Thanks guys.

Certainly these are all possibilities.

I

was also thinking community psychiatry, service provision?

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something on transference and counter-transference in psychiatric practice comes to mind

medication- vs- talking therapies

Justme

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mental capacity act !!

i think the college are always slow by 6 months

post tsunami PTSD was hot in spring last year but appeared in autumn

when we were preparing capacity was hot i think it will come this time

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Got a gut feeling something on forensics is possible. In APt there is something in Feb issue about Forensics and home office. It is quite interesting.

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Sorry that is in the November 2006 issue. All apologies.

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Thanks guys, i guess this is most of it!

Let me wish you all well on friday.

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I predict that there will be another essay on schizophenia, or at least a psychotic condition in the schizophrenia spectrum. This is due to the fact that schizophrenia comes up every time. there is no reason to think that schizophrenia will not come up this time!

oh my prediction was right! unfortunately i didn't prepare enough to answer the question though, so i went for question 2 instead.

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I 'ill start,

Yes, bipolar has not come in a while.

Nope!

Oldies has not come for a while now

They keep forgetting their bus pass

My sugesstions:

Schizophrenia and violence- the dismissive or minimising attitude of Psychiatrists

Sorry looks like we're still dismissing it

Taking CMHTs into prison- A long awaited service
Not long enough!  :lol:
Anticholineesterase inhibitors are not effective in the management of dementia
They were going to put that in but they forget cause their aricept is rubbish
Something about dementia and the recent nice guidelines.
 Sorry they were not going to be nice to you.
My 6th sense tells me bipolar affective disorder is a strong topic to feature
Ooooh! No cigar, looks like your stuck with just the five senses.  :)
was also thinking community psychiatry, service provision?
 No provision there then.  ;)
something on transference and counter-transference in psychiatric practice comes to mind
  That was going in but they transfered it across the counter into the bin.
mental capacity act !!

i think the college are always slow by 6 months

No capacity and the college are much slower than that!
Got a gut feeling something on forensics is possible
Best book in for a scope then, there appears to be something wrong with your gut. :D

I predict that there will be another essay on schizophenia, or at least a psychotic condition in the schizophrenia spectrum. This is due to the fact that schizophrenia comes up every time. there is no reason to think that schizophrenia will not come up this time!

We have a winner!!!! Well done extepan, the rest of us were well off. An exciting career on the psychic channel awaits.  :lol:

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