Candidates for the MRCPsych examinations have often found the Basic Sciences component one of the hardest to pass and while it underpins all clinical practice, it will continue to be a large part of the Part II syllabus. The extremely popular "Examination Notes in Psychiatry: Basic Sciences" has been fully revised and expanded for this second edition, providing both the background and in-depth knowledge that will enable trainees to tackle difficult subjects, such as psychological assessment, psychopharmacology and neuroimaging. All the material has been reviewed in the light of new recommendations from the Royal College of Psychiatrists and the changes to the exam format, and the book now covers every subject in a succinct, easily absorbable style. The text has been broken down into memorable parts, highlighting key points with bullet points. Anyone sitting the MRCPsych Part II exam will find this aide-memoire invaluable.