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Final MRCPsych Examinations Need to be Rigorous (Davies et. al)

Final MRCPsych Examinations must be Rigorous The Royal College accepts you into the Psychiatry Training Program in the UK when you have passed all three parts of the MRCPsych Examinations and have two years of experience of work in psychiatry. So, the final or the exit exam serves as a selection-criterion. Davis et al. has criticized and suggested changes to the system.

Culture-Bound Syndromes

Culture-Bound Syndromes Cultural Effects Pathogenic effect It means the culture directly causes psychopathology. Patho-selective effect Patho-selective effect means culture causes certain traits, for example, culturally sanctioned suicide of wife when a husband dies prematurely. Patho-plastic Culture influences the manifestation, for example, delusional content. Patho-elaborating Culture reinforces behavioural reactions Patho-facilitative Cultural beliefs affect the frequency of onset by facilitating risk factors. Patho-reactive Culture affects the treatment, stigma, and outcome-prognosis of schizophrenia is better in developing than developed nations. Specific Syndromes Amok F68 disorder of personality and behaviour-dissociative not psychotic-starts with a sullen period followed by an outburst of violent and sometimes homicidal behaviour-seen ins Malaysia, Laos, Philippians, Papua New Guinea, and Puerto Rico. Occurs in Malays, mostly male. Period of wit