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Recommended reading list for MRCPsych Exam

Author: Maudsley, Posted on Friday, August 20 @ 18:31:38 IST by RxPG  

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MRCPsych recommended reading by Maudsley Institute of Psychiatry, London.

General Texts:

  • Shorter Oxford Textbook of Psychiatry 
    by Michael Gelder, Richard Mayou, Philip Cowen

    Maudsley says: Good introduction for MRCPsych Part 1, but some have found it lacking in enough detail.

  • Kaplan & Saddock's Synopsis of Psychiatry
    by Benjamin J. Sadock (Editor), Virginia A. Sadock (Editor)
    Maudsley says: An American publication, lots of useful tables but mainly written for DSMIV but does include the ICD10 diagnosis, uncertain of value for Part 1 exam

  • College Seminar Series on Adult Psychiatry
    by G. Stein (Editor), G. Wilkinson (Editor) 
    Maudsley says: A highly recommended book as many of the general adult MCQs seem to contain answers in this. Also represents the College's view and useful for the Part 2 essays.

  • Companion to Psychiatric Studies
    by Johnstone et al

    Maudsley says: Some swear by it, others never use it! 

Organic Psychiatry
  • Organic Psychiatry
    by W A Lishman

    Maudsley says: Highly recommended as a reference text, ?necessary for the exam 



  • Symptoms of the Mind
    by Sims
    Maudsley says: Most people use this very good, but too much padding 


Child Psychiatry

Drug and Alcohol

Forensic Psychiatry

Liaison Psychiatry

Old age Psychiatry

Exam orientated texts

MRCPsych Part 1

Often recommended by revision courses

  • The MRCPsych Study Manual 
    by Ben Green (2nd Edition)

    Maudsley says: Covers the different aspects of the exams, eg MCQs, Essays, Clinical, PMPs, Critical review, etc. Has some sample questions and tips for each part of the exam

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