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Well this will be the last pharmacological podcast for a little while, and also Steve's last podcast for now. If you haven't heard the rest of his podcasts, I'd highly recommend you take a listen by down loading the past episodes. Anyway today we are going to discuss the placebo effect and compliance.

We consider some of the aspects of the placebo effect: what it is, how it works, why its useful and why its important. We also look at compliance, adherence or concordance...no matter what word you choose the aim is simple, to come to a place where your patient is willing to take the medication (or any other treatment) you are offering. This is generally best built on negotiation and compromise.

And finally just want to wish all those who are undertaking paper 1 next week best of luck with it. References for this podcast are as follows:

Johnstone EC, Cunningham Owens D, Lawrie SM, McIntosh AM, Sharpe MD. Companion to Psychiatric Studies (8th Ed)

Gelder M, Harrison P, Cowan P. Shorter Oxford Textbook of Psychiatry (5th ed)

Taylor D, Paton C, Kapur S. Maudsley Prescribing Guidelines (10th ed)

Stahl SM, Muntner N. Stahl's Essential Psychopharmacology: Neuroscientific Basis and Practical Applications (Essential Psychopharmacology Series) (1st ed)

Birmingham MRCPsych Course revision notes: Paper 1 & Paper 2

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Placebo Aronson J. Compliance, Concordance, Adherence. Br J Clin Pharmacol. 2007; 63: 383–4 Marinker M, Shaw J. Not to be taken as directed - Putting concordance for taking medicines into practice. BMJ; 326: 348–9. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Compliance_(medicine)

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So today we go on to a little bit of pharmacokinetics. We will be looking at the steps the body takes to deal with drugs. It'll provide you an over view to the subject as well as some useful pearls of wisdom, we hope will stand you in good stead.

We've included a few references used in the podcast, and which you might find helpful.

On an unrelated note if you would like to be kept updated about the podcasts and to receive other emails of interest then drop me an email to podcastfortheexams@gmail.com with your name and the subject Add me. You can include your hospital and grade as well if you like,  but this is needed if you don't want to.  

Steve has provided the following references:

Johnstone EC, Cunningham Owens D, Lawrie SM, McIntosh AM, Sharpe MD. Companion to Psychiatric Studies (8th Ed)

Gelder M, Harrison P, Cowan P. Shorter Oxford Textbook of Psychiatry (5th ed)

Taylor D, Paton C, Kapur S. Maudsley Prescribing Guidelines (10th ed)

Stahl SM, Muntner N. Stahl's Essential Psychopharmacology: Neuroscientific Basis and Practical Applications (Essential Psychopharmacology Series) (1st ed)

Birmingham MRCPsych Course revision notes: Paper 1 & Paper 2

(dare I say…) Pharmacokinetics (Wikipedia): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pharmacokinetics

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Pharmacology 1

Hi

Well another day another podcast, today we are looking at a history of psychopharmacology. Questions about this topic are regularly found in paper 1.

Below are some suggested resources and references for further reading. Enjoy

- Gelder, Harrison, Cowan (eds). shorter oxford textbook of psychiatry (2006)
- SPMM course notes (updated 2009)
- Spiegel, R. (2005) The History of Psychopharmacology, in Psychopharmacology: An Introduction, Fourth Edition, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK.
- Wikipedia (can we put this as a reference?)

Randomized Controlled Trial of the Effect on Quality of Life of Second- vs First-Generation Antipsychotic Drugs in Schizophrenia Cutlass 1

http://archpsyc.ama-assn.org/cgi/content/abstract/63/10/1079

Catie

http://www.catie.unc.edu/

Star*D

http://www.nimh.nih.gov/trials/practical/stard/index.shtml

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This is the second part of the second of podcast for the exams. It goes on to speak about the strange situation test.

As always all these and subsequent podcasts are for educational purpose only and should not be the basis for diagnosis or treatment. Our hope is they will be helpful in getting you through your Mrcpsych exams.

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Welcome to the second in the series of podcasts designed to help you get through the MRCPsych exams... I fear my dream of all the topics covered in a few months will not be achieved :D , however I will attempt to keep producing these as often as possible.

This time we are going to discussing attachment and attachment theory.

There are a couple of very good psychology books which cover attachment theory. Two to consider are Psychology for the MRCPsych, it was written for the old papers but it covers a lot of the syllabus and is really small, which is great!

Psychology for Psychiatrists, gupta and gupta is also one to look out for.

As always these podcasts are for educational purpose only and not approved or endorsed by the College, but we hope you find them useful.

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Episode 1B

This is part 2 of the podcast

These podcasts are for educational purposes only and not suitable for treatment or diagnosis of patients etc. and neither are they affliated with the College of Psychiatrist or other organisation. This is simply a group of trainees who hope to help other trainees get through the exams and improve the knowledge base around psychiatry.

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Hello,

Welcome to the first in the series of podcasts for the Royal College of Psychiatrist exams. As we say these podcasts are for educational purposes only and not suitable for treatment or diagnosis of patients etc. and neither are they affliated with the College of Psychiatrist or other organisation. This is simply a group of trainees who hope to help other trainees get through the exams and improve the knowledge base around psychiatry.

Todays episode is on Neuropathology, and we hope you enjoy. Appologies for the 2 parts, but otherwise would have been a huge file. The following are some references you might find useful.

Refs (all freely accessible via scholar)
1. Neuropathology of Alzheimer's disease.
Perl DP.
Mt Sinai J Med. 2010 Jan-Feb;77(1):32-42. Review.

2. Progranulin in frontotemporal lobar degeneration and neuroinflammation. Ahmed Z, Mackenzie IR, Hutton ML, Dickson DW. J Neuroinflammation. 2007 Feb 11;4:7. Review.

3. Meta-analysis of regional brain volumes in schizophrenia. Wright IC, Rabe-Hesketh S, Woodruff PW, David AS, Murray RM, Bullmore ET. Am J Psychiatry. 2000 Jan;157(1):16-25.

4. The neuropathology of schizophrenia. A critical review of the data and their interpretation. Harrison PJ. Brain. 1999 Apr;122 ( Pt 4):593-624. Review.

5. Neuroanatomy of autism. Amaral DG, Schumann CM, Nordahl CW. Trends Neurosci. 2008 Mar;31(3):137-45. Epub 2008 Feb 6. Review.

6. The neuropathology of primary mood disorder. Harrison PJ. Brain. 2002 Jul;125(Pt 7):1428-49. Review.

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