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June 2009 - Paper 1 feedback

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Please post your feedback on the Paper 1 exam. If you can remember any questions and stems, please include them. Please do not discuss answers in this thread.

Thank you and good luck!

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a woman who goes at work everyday 30min early, make a plan for her everyday life well in advance and some thing els... and expect others to be like her.

is?

1-obsessional

2-obsessional traits

3-nl

4- no ocd

5- compulsional

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At least 2-3 questions about epilesy ( one was aura can be seen in what kind of epilepsy) and 2-3 questions anout primary and secondary prevention

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find bmi 50kg and 165 cm

1- less than 15

2- 15-16

3- 16-17

4-17-18

5- above 18

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culteral bond:

a chines man belives cold wind gonna cause him impotence and death

the above were a few ques i remember and think were new. i will add more if i recall any more ;)

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culture bound - pa' leng and pibloqto

baboons and agression , I think 60 % of the questions were directly ripped from the Nov 2008 exam, no modification or change in wording even.

epilepsy automatisms,

# loss of tone

#loss of posture

#lasts for a few seconds

loads of questions on hypochondriasis and somatoform disorders' lawyer who is convinced he has caridiac problem despite doing all the tests

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Dopamine is metabolise by

Developmental stages by Erikson, freud and kohlberg

Question about waves on eeg

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1) Bioavailability of which drug is affected by exposure to ?air/light

-phenobarbitone

-gabapentin

-topiramate

-Z drug

-??

2) Primary atrribution error

- personal factors in self

- attributed to the context in others

- seen in the west

- ??

-???

3) Meningioma (signs)

4) Most common side effect of methylphenidate

5) Attention results in

- STM to LTM

- Working memory to STM

Sorry cant remember all the choices!!

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Overall pretty happy with the paper. The best way to revise is by going through as many questions from the various courses and reading around it will defently help you pass the exam.

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A few more questions from paper 1:

* Lady with history of irritability, insomnia for the last few weeks. Scores ?14/16 on MMSE, becomes irritable and grandiose on being asked questions about concentration and memory.

-Bipolar

-dementia

- developing delirium

-?

-??

*Benzodiazepine with longest half life

-Temazepam

-Nitrazepam

-Z drug

-?lorazepam

-??

* Nuremberg code

* Changes in HIV

* Risk of Schizophrenia with cannabis use

*Most common side effect of methylphenidate

*Huntington's disease gene position

* Phineas Gage

*Measurement of Premorbid personality

*Who coined Schizoaffective

*Sick role

*Several questions on prevention (primary, secondary )

* Factitious disorder

* SSRI and hyponatremia

* Equivalence dose of 50mgs of Haloperidol 4weekly

-20mgs of depixol 2weekly

-20mgs of depixol 4weekly

-50mgs of depixol ?4 weekly

-40mgs

* Consent to ECT

*Dementia test

* Testing for delirium

*Defense mechanism

* Piagets stages (conservation)

*Sexual dysfunction

*LAdy with perioral pigmentation

*Polyurea/polydispsia/hyponatremia

-diabetes insipidus

-psychogenic polydipsia

* gastrointestinal biosy changes

-IBS

*PAtient with cannabis feels his body is being twisted

*Deja vu

*Stages of development (Erikson/Kohlberg/Freud)

* What is associated with Ganser's syndrome

-accurate answer

-amnesia for behaviour

Although questions look familiar it is very easy to make mistakes when they are not read properly!(I have made a few such errors which is so upsetting)

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so what is the risk between smoking cannabis and developing schizophrenia? Has there been any conclusive study to demonstrate this?

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the Oxford textbook gives two studies, one states that there is 2% increase with cannabis use and 6% with heavy use while the other is inconclusive!

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*I think there was a question on epilepsy and risk of schizophrenia

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Antipsychiatry - insanity is a normal reaction to mad society or something like that - Laing

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I think there was one question about a man who has chronic schizophrenia , has been on a stable dose of anti psychotic for 20 year , with no side effects reported, comes to see you in clinic and frequently makes a gesture like combing his hair

1) mannerism

2) tardive dyskinesia

3) stereotypy

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1) Bioavailability of which drug is affected by exposure to ?air/light

-phenobarbitone --- anwer

-gabapentin

-topiramate

-Z drug

-??

2) Primary atrribution error

- personal factors in self ----- anwer

- attributed to the context in others

- seen in the west

- ??

-???

3) Meningioma (signs)

4) Most common side effect of methylphenidate - insomia

5) Attention results in --------------- does any one know this answer

- STM to LTM

- Working memory to STM

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