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Psychiatry CME
Psychiatry Section - Psychiatry Study Group - MCQs, Notes, Study Tips and Strategies Forum - Psychiatry Books


Organic mental disorders
by mugilakil - 8495 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

Mental Disorders - An Introduction
by mugilakil - 6846 reads, based on 5 votes
What is Mental Illness ? It is the Disorder of Mind: Triad of Mind Cognition (or) Behaviour,Emotion, Conation or thought The Character of Medical Illness : 1. Person’s behaviour is causing distress & suffering to the Individual or Others. 2. Abnormal changes in one’s thinking, feeling, memory, perceptions and judgment à Change in talk & behaviour. 3. Abnormal behaviour cum disturbance in person’s day to day activity, job and Interpersonal relationship.... More

Mental Retardation (SYN. Learning Disabilities, Intellectual Impairment)
by mugilakil - 7881 reads, based on 14 votes
Mental Retardation is below average general intellectual functioning originating during the development period and associated with Impairment in Adaptive Behaviour. - Arrested or Incomplete Development of Mind - Subnormal State of Intelligence - It is not an illness, but a condition of poor development of brain.... More

Asperger's syndrome
by Wikipedia - 17370 reads, based on 1 vote
Asperger described his patients as "little professors".Asperger's disorder or Asperger's syndrome (AS) is a pervasive developmental disorder most closely related to autism, and commonly referred to as a form of "high-functioning" autism. The term "Asperger's Syndrome" was coined by Lorna Wing in a 1981 medical paper; she named it after Hans Asperger, an Austrian psychiatrist and pediatrician whose work was not internationally recognized until the 1990s. "Aspie" is an affectionate term used by some with Asperger's syndrome to describe themselves; others prefer "Aspergian", or no name at all. Asperger's also has an especially significant part in the controversies surrounding the autism spectru... More


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