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Global Mental Health
Outline some evidence-based psychological interventions for mental disorders Compare the delivery of psychological interventions in High Income Countries (HICs) and Low Income Countries (LMICs) by discussing: why adaptations to delivery is necessary/important, and some of the strategies to achieve such adaptations
15  cards
Genetics of Schizophrenia
Understand the relative contributions that the following have made to the understanding of the genetic basis of schizophrenia: linkage studies, candidate gene studies, GWAS, CNV studies, exome studies, transcriptomics
26  cards
Clinical Features of Schizophrenia
Describe the clinical presentation of schizophrenia, including the nature of the symptom domains of the illness, positive symptoms, negative symptoms, affective symptoms, neurocognitive deficits, and impaired social cognition Understand the aetiological theories of schizophrenia, considering particularly the heritable genetic component, environmental risk factors, and interactions between the two Describe the neurodevelopmental model of schizophrenia
50  cards
Clinical Features of Schizophrenia 2
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16  cards
Pharmacological Treatment of Schizophrenia
Describe the dopamine theory of schizophrenia and the mechanism of action of antipsychotic medication, particularly in relation to dopamine D2 receptor blockade Know how pharmacological treatment of schizophrenia has advanced since the first antipsychotic drug, chlorpromazine, was introduced in the mid-1950s, including the advantages and disadvantages of long-acting injection preparations Know the pharmacological and side effect profiles of the first and second generation antipsychotics Understa
35  cards
Sex Hormones and Schizophrenia
List the sex differences in the epidemiology of schizophrenia Be able to distinguish organisation vs activational effects of sex hormones on the brain Describe how sex hormones might modify the presentation of schizophrenia
27  cards
Affective Disorders
Define affective disorders Describe the clinical presentation of depression Describe the clinical presentation of bipolar disorder Understand the cognitive models of depression Understand the emotion information processing biases in depression, including attention, memory, and facial expression recognition Understand the interaction between emotion information processing biases and emotion regulation Understand the implications of emotion information processing biases for treatment
45  cards
Mood Instability
Define mood instability Know the clinical presentations of mood instability Describe how to measure mood instability Understand the neurocognitive models of mood instability - particularly for emotion regulation, mental imagery, and future simulation Explore the future directions of psychiatric treatment of mood instability
21  cards
Neuroinflammation in Alcohol Dependence
Describe the process of neuroinflammation Understand the problems with alcohol and alcohol dependence Describe the relationship between alcohol and neuroinflammation Describe the relationship between alcohol and Alzheimer's disease
44  cards
Pharmacotherapy for Drug and Alcohol Misuse
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50  cards
Drug Classification and Harms
Understand how drugs are classified in the UK and international conventions, supposedly according to harms Learn about the many different harms of drugs which contribute to overall harms See the most modern and up-to-date approach to estimating the many different harms of different drugs Explore the flaws in current policy and consider new approaches
32  cards
Gut Hormones and Addiction
Understand the neurobiology of food reward, with the ability to recall and describe the main brain regions involved in reward processing Understand the concept of food addiction Describe the effects of gut hormones and bariatric surgery on food reward Understand the role of gut hormones in other addictions, and how they could help in the treatment of addiction by modulating reward processing
29  cards
Novel Psychoactive Substances
Define novel psychoactive substances Understand why novel psychoactive substances are a problem Know who uses novel psychoactive substances Understand the clinical challenges of novel psychoactive substances Explore how to start to address novel psychoactive substance-related harms
25  cards
fMRI and the Neurobiology of Addiction
Understand the underlying complexity of addiction disorders Understand the use of fMRI to study addiction disorders Understand the use of fMRI in medication development for addiction disorders Describe an example design of a multi-centre neuroimaging study, including its aims and objectives in addressing the problem of relapse to addiction Evaluate the study's strengths and limitations Describe fMRI tasks used to probe addiction and relapse mechanisms - examples of reward processing, inhibitory
41  cards
Problem Gambling
Understand the clinical presentation of gambling disorder as well as its epidemiology Learn about the neuroscience of gambling disorder Understand the evidence base for psychological treatment of gambling disorder Know the pharmacological interventions for gambling disorder
25  cards
Intelligence and Intellectual Disability
Acquire basic understanding of the concepts of intelligence and intellectual disability Be familial with measures for and testing of intelligence and how to recognise this clinically Know the main reasons for variation in intelligence Know the common associations between intellectual disability and psychiatric disorder, and mechanisms for those associations
50  cards
Mental Health in Intellectual Disability
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10  cards
Recognise the variable clinical features of childhood autism Recognise that there are different types of autism spectrum disorders Gain an understanding of the epidemiology and complex aetiology Gain familiarity with the assessment and management approaches of childhood autism
36  cards
Emotional and Psychological Development
Describe key areas contributing to emotional and social development Identify the basic emotions and describe their functions In the context of underlying brain development, describe the role of temperament in individual difference, Bowlby's attachment theory, the Strange Situation Procedure classifications, and the role of emotional regulation
35  cards
Adolescent Depression
Describe the main features of depression Describe some important aetiological and maintaining factors Describe the outcome and interventions that may ameliorate the problem
21  cards
Feeding and Eating Disorders
Learn about the current diagnostic classification of feeding and eating disorders Distinguish these disorders by their features, epidemiology, and aetiology Understand the medical risk associated with each condition Appraise the management and treatment options for eating disorders, and their prognosis
50  cards
Treatment of Feeding and Eating Disorders
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11  cards
Anxiety Disorders in Young People
Know the main types of anxiety disorders Know the aetiology of the varied anxiety disorders including developmental considerations Know the main principles of treatment for anxiety disorders
41  cards
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
Define ADHD and its criteria Outline the concept of co-morbidity List the co-morbid conditions in ADHD Outline genetic and psychosocial aetiological factors Relate the neuropsychology of ADHD to its neurobiology Describe the management options and how they might work
40  cards
Conduct Problems and Antisocial Behaviour in Young People
Describe the main features of antisocial and offending behaviour Define the criteria of conduct disorder and its subtypes Gain an understanding of the epidemiology of conduct disorder in young people and some important aetiological and maintaining factors Be familiar with the Structured Assessment of Violence and Risk in Youth Describe the interventions which may ameliorate the problem
29  cards
Perinatal Mental Health
Learn about the epidemiology of perinatal mental illness Understand the rationale for management of perinatal mental illness, including pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic changes in pregnancy and post-partum, the main classes of psychotropic medication employed in periinatal psychiatry, and consdierations of prescribing in pregnancy and lactation Learn about the medium and long-term consequences of untreated maternal mental illness on child development
35  cards
Prenatal Risks for Future Mental Health Problems
Appreciate how prenatal stress, anxiety, and depression can all increase the risk of a range of mental health problems in the child Understand that while there is an increased risk of anxiety, depression, ADHD, conduct disorder, and cognitive problems in the child, most children are not affected Demonstrate that the effect on the child depends in part on specific genetic vulnerabilities and the sensitivity of postnatal care Appraise some of the biological mechanisms for such foetal programming,
39  cards
Self-Harm in Adolescents
Define self-harm and describe the main phenomenological and epidemiological features of self-harm behaviour Discuss the relationship between self-harm and suicide Understand the psychological drivers of self-harm and its association with psychiatric disorders Discuss the stigma around self-harm Understand different theories of cognitive and biological mechanisms underpinning self-harm Know the current interventions targeting self-harm
40  cards
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
Learn about current diagnostic classification of PTSD Understand the complex relationship between psychological trauma and mental health, including complex PTSD Learn about management and treatment options for PTSD, and its prognosis
18  cards
Personality Disorders
Describe the key features of the epidemiology and clinical presentation of personality disorder Be aware of the different approaches used to classify personality disorder Understand the aetiology of personality disorder Understand the general principles that underlie the treatment of individuals with personality disorder
35  cards
Psychological Treatments for Personality Disorders
Understand attachment theory and the role of attachment in the development of good mental health Understand the process of mentalising and how problems with mentalising can lead to poor mental health Describe the main evidence-based psychological treatments for borderline personality disorder
34  cards
Pharmacotherapy and Personality Disorder
Summarise current evidence on pharmacotherapy for personality disorder Describe current practice in treatment of personality disorder Understand the challenges in treatment of personality disorder
21  cards
Mental Health Ethics
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37  cards
Use of MDMA and Psychedelics in Psychiatry
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31  cards
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55  cards

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