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By Niraj Ahuja

ISBN-10: 9380704666

ISBN-13: 9789380704661

The fast textbook of psychiatry goals to supply a quick but accomplished account of psychiatric problems and their allied points. whereas striving to make the publication easy and easy-to-follow, an try has been made to maintain the e-book aligned to the latest advancements in class, terminology and therapy equipment.

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23 3. Depressive pseudodementia: Depression in the elderly patients may mimic dementia clinically. 4). Identification of depression is very important as it is far more easily treatable than dementia. The depressed patients often complain of memory impairment, difficulty in sustaining attention and concentration, and reduced intellectual capacity. In contrast, patients with dementia do not often complain of these disturbances. In fact, when confronted with evidence of memory impairment, they often confabulate.

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.

Co-morbid psychiatric disorder or personality disorder iii. Co-morbid medical disorders iv. Reinforcing effects of drugs (explains continuation of drug use) v. Withdrawal effects and craving (explains continuation of drug use) vi. Biochemical factors (for example, role of dopamine and norepinephrine in cocaine, ethanol and opioid dependence) 2. Psychological Factors i. Curiosity; need for novelty seeking ii. General rebelliousness and social non-conformity iii. Early initiation of alcohol and tobacco iv.

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