1st Faculty of Medicine Charles University 1st Faculty of Medicine Charles University Department of Psychiatry
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Education - Examination questions - 5th year

Teaching Department of Psychiatry



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The list of examination questions from psychiatry 5th year



1) History of psychiatry (care about mentally sick people in ancient Egypt, Hippokrates, Avicenna, witchcraft trials, P. Pinel, S. Freud; - psychiatric hospitals, out-patient’s care, community care)

2) Epidemiology of mental disorders

3) Classification of mental and behavioural disorders

4) Etiology of mental disorders

5) Genetics of mental disorders (family, twin, adoption studies, genetic linkage analysis)

6) Ethic issues in psychiatry

7) Social psychiatry (out-patient’s care, community care, half way houses, protected workshops, etc.)

8) Consciousness and its disorders

9) Emotions and their disorders

10) Thinking and its disorders

11) Perception and its disorders

12) Memory and its disorders

13) Acting, behaviour and volition and their disorders

14) Suicidality and self-harm

15) Intellect and its disorders

16) Personality disorders

17) Aggression and violence

18) The legal status of mentally ill

19) Forensic psychiatry

20) Psychotherapy as treatment method and its indications

21) Basic schools of psychotherapy

22) Forms and methods of psychotherapy (rational, suggestive, hypnotic, family, individual, group psychotherapy, autogenic training, psychotherapeutic approach)

23) Psychoeducation and rehabilitation of mental disorders

24) Marriage and family

25) Mental disorders in children and adolescents

26) Transcultural psychiatry (specific culturally bound mental disorders, international studies, immigrants)

27) Electroconvulsive treatment and other stimulation methods in psychiatry

28) Chronobiology, bright light therapy and sleep deprivation

29) Auxiliary examination methods: biochemical and toxicological tests, imaging methods (CT, MRI, SPECT, PET) , electroencephalography and phalopletysmography

30) Psychological assessment and tests

31) Hypnotics and anxiolytics

32) Tricyclic antidepressants, SSRI, SNRI and other with dual mechanism of action

33) Mood stabilizers, psychostimulants and cognitives

34) Antipsychotics typical and atypical

35) Psychopharmacological management of psychoactive substancies addiction (replacement therapy, treatment of alcohol dependence etc.)

36) A comprehensive treatment program for addictions to psychoactive substances

37) First aid in emergencies in psychiatry



1) Alzheimer's disease - clinical picture, differential diagnosis and treatment

2) Vascular dementia - clinical picture, differential diagnosis and treatment

3) Dementia except Alzheimer's disease and vascular dementia

4) Organic mental disorders except dementia (psychotic disorders, affective and anxiety disorders, emotional lability, mild cognitive impairment, personality changes)

5) The delirious states with/without the presence of dementia - clinical picture, differential diagnosis and treatment

6) Mental disorders caused by alcohol use

7) Mental disorders caused by psychoactive substances (excluding alcohol) use

8) Withdrawal state with alcohol dependence - clinical picture, differential diagnosis and treatment

9) Mental disorders associated with the puerperium, menstrual cycle and menopause

10) Comorbid mental disorders in internal (endocrine, cardiovascular, hematological, gastrointestinal, metabolic), neurological (basal ganglia disease, multiple sclerosis, sleep apnea syndrome, etc.) and oncological diseases

11) Acute and transient psychotic disorder and schizotypal disorder - diagnosis and treatment

12) Schizophrenia and schizoaffective disorder - definition, diagnosis and etiopathogenesis

13) Schizophrenia – types, courses and disease treatment

14) Persistent delusional disorder and schizoaffective disorder

15) Depressive episode, recurrent depressive disorder and dysthymia

16) Bipolar affective disorder and cyclothymia

17) Acute stress reaction, adjustment disorder and posttraumatic stress disorder

18) Obsessive-compulsive disorder, addictive and impulsive disorders

19) Phobic anxiety disorder, panic disorder and generalized anxiety disorder

20) Somatoform and dissociative (conversion) disorders

21) Sleep/wake cycle disorders

22) Eating disorders

23) Specific personality disorders

24) Sexual deviation and dysfunction

25) Mental retardation

26) Pervasive developmental disorders

27) Hyperkinetic disorder (ADHD) and tic disorders

28) Schizophrenia, affective and neurotic disorders in childhood and adolescence

29) Eating disorders in childhood and adolescence

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