|Syndromes in Psychiatry
by parin - 29783 reads, based on 54 votes
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..
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
Apathy & ataxia.
Peripheral neuropathy & malnutrition may be co-existent....
|Psychiatric Defence mechanisms - An Overview
by sea_corel - 10054 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....
|ICD diagnostic criteria in sexual disorders
by mugilakil - 6773 reads, based on 11 votes
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....
|Schizophrenia - Overview of this common psychiatric disorder
by mugilakil - 7052 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
- It is a functional Psychosis
- Disturbances in Thinking, Emotion, Volition & Perception.
- Clear Consciousness...
|Organic mental disorders
by mugilakil - 9497 reads, based on 6 votes
- 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...