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Syndromes in Psychiatry
by parin - 30628 reads, based on 54 votes
Hi friends, There are only a few syndromes with eponyms in psychiatry as compared to medicine & surgery. Here is a list I have prepared from all my sources of psychiatry.. Wernicke’s encephalopathy An acute reaction to severe thiamine deficiency mostly d/t chronic alcohol use. C/b ocular signs (nystagmus & external ophthalmoplagia) Higher mental function disturbance(disorientation, confusion, recent memory disturbances) Apathy & ataxia. Peripheral neuropathy & malnutrition may be co-existent.... More

Psychiatric Defence mechanisms - An Overview
by sea_corel - 10361 reads, based on 13 votes
Let's look at these different types of defense mechanisms Level 1 Defense Mechanisms - Almost always pathological; for the user these three defenses permit someone to rearrange external reality (and therefore not have to cope with reality); for the beholder, the users of these mechanisms frequently appear crazy or insane. These are the "psychotic" defenses, common in overt psychosis, in dreams, and throughout childhood.... More

ICD diagnostic criteria in sexual disorders
by mugilakil - 7088 reads, based on 11 votes
Transsexualism A. The individual desires to live and be accepted as a member of the opposite sex, usually accompanied by the wish to make his or her body as congruent as possible with the preferred sex through surgery and hormonal treatment. B. The transsexual identity has been present persistently for at least 2 years. C. The disorder is not a symptom of another mental disorder, such as schizophrenia, nor is it associated with chromosome abnormality.... More

Schizophrenia - Overview of this common psychiatric disorder
by mugilakil - 7322 reads, based on 25 votes
- It is most common Psychotic Disorder - 50% of patients in all Mental Hospital Admission. It is Greek Word - Schizo – Split - Phrenic – Mind - Split Mind Definition - It is a functional Psychosis - Disturbances in Thinking, Emotion, Volition & Perception. - Clear Consciousness... More

Organic mental disorders
by mugilakil - 9799 reads, based on 6 votes
Definition: - Psychiatric Disturbances resulting from transient or permanent Central Nervous System dysfunction. Mental Illness à Underlying Brain Pathology 1. Acute Organic Mental Disorder (Delirium) 2. Chronic Organic Mental Disorder (Dementia) Acute Condition – Sudden Onset, Reversible Impairment with time and Treatment Chronic condition – Insidious Onset, Progression of Deterioration is slow and often irreversible... More

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Psychiatry Drug Reviews
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  Intelligence Quotient (IQ)
  Impulse Control Disorders
  Delirium tremens - characteristics
  Features of Hallucinations

Psychiatry Clinical Scenarios

Recommended Books for Psychiatry
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Psychiatry High Yield Notes
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  Schizophrenia - Overview of this common psychiatric disorder
  Neurotic and Stress-Related Disorders
  Suicide - Commonest cause of death among Psychiatric Patients
  Psychiatry Clinical Examination Format with Examples
  Psychotherapy: An Overview
  Mood Disorders (Affective Disorder)
  Defense Mechanisms in Psychodynamic Theory
  Classification of Antidepressant Drugs (Useful for MRCPsych ISQs)
  Summary of NICE Guidelines for Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT) in UK
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Psychiatry CME
  Organic mental disorders
  Mental Disorders - An Introduction
  Mental Retardation (SYN. Learning Disabilities, Intellectual Impairment)
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Psychiatry Resources
  ICD diagnostic criteria in sexual disorders

Psychiatry Book Reviews
  Kaplan and Sadock's Synopsis of Psychiatry: Behavioral Sciences/clinical Psychiatry by RxPG_Team
  Osces in Psychiatry: Prepare for the New Mrcpsych by sumitra
  MCQs for the MRCPsych, Part II: Sciences Basic to Psychiatry by Sumitra
  Maudsley Handbook of Practical Psychiatry by ashwin
  Oxford Handbook of Clinical Specialties by Reviews
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Psychiatry Course Reviews (in order of ratings)
  Psychiatry: An Oxford Core Text by ashwin
  Organic Psychiatry: The Psychological Consequences of Cerebral Disorder by synopsis
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