A Short Textbook of Psychiatry: 20th Year Edition by Niraj Ahuja

By Niraj Ahuja

The fast textbook of psychiatry goals to supply a short but complete account of psychiatric issues and their allied points. whereas striving to make the booklet uncomplicated and easy-to-follow, an test has been made to maintain the booklet aligned to the latest advancements in class, terminology and therapy tools.

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7. Psychoactive drugs (rarely). Management 1. Treatment of the underlying cause, if treatable. 2. Symptomatic treatment, with lithium or carbamazepine for aggressive behaviour and impulse dyscontrol, and/or antipsychotics (occasionally) for violent behaviour may be needed. MISCELLANEOUS ORGANIC MENTAL DISORDERS Other organic mental disorders described in ICD-10 include organic dissociative disorder, organic emotionally labile (asthenic) disorder, and mild cognitive disorder. 4 Psychoactive Substance Use Disorders A drug is defined (by WHO) as any substance that, when taken into the living organism, may modify one or more of its functions.

Risk for coronary artery disease x. Malnutrition, pellagra xi. Decreased immune function and proneness to infections such as tuberculosis xii. Sexual dysfunction II. Social Complications i. Accidents ii. Marital disharmony iii. Divorce iv. Occupational problems, with loss of productive man-hours v. Increased incidence of drug dependence vi. Criminality vii. Financial difficulties. 6: Body Fluid Alcohol Levels The CAGE questionnaire basically consists of four questions: i. Have you ever had to Cut down on alcohol (amount)?

Posterior cerebral artery stroke (bilateral), v. Herpes simplex encephalitis, and vi. g. neoplasms). Management 1. g. thiamine (high doses) in Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome. However usually the treatment is of not much help, except in prevention of further deterioration and the prognosis is often poor. 2. Supportive care for general condition and treatment of the associated medical illness. 28 A Short Textbook of Psychiatry OTHER ORGANIC MENTAL DISORDERS (DUE TO BRAIN DAMAGE AND DYSFUNCTION, AND TO PHYSICAL DISEASES) This group includes miscellaneous mental disorders which are causally related to brain dysfunction due to primary cerebral disease, systemic disease (secondary), or toxic substances.

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