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Psychiatric Disorders

  • Bipolar disorder in children

    Psychiatric Disorders • • Bipolar DisorderFeb 10 06

    Children with bipolar disorder experience more enduring and rapidly changing symptoms of the disease than adults, according to… Bipolar disorder in children   

  • Children with autism found to have specific memory problems that may underlie aspects of disorder

    If children with autism can’t see the forest for the trees, that may be partly because the burden… Children with autism found to have specific memory problems that may underlie aspects of disorder   

  • ADHD drug may help hyperactive teens

    Adolescents with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) respond well to treatment with Concerta, a once-daily extended-release form of the stimulant… ADHD drug may help hyperactive teens   

  • Specialised care for early psychosis

    Psychiatric Disorders • • Psychotic DisordersJan 10 06

    A new study has found that specialised care for early psychosis can achieve better outcomes than standard care.

    Specialised care for early psychosis   
  • Advances in treatment of borderline personality disorder

    Psychiatric Disorders • • Personality DisordersJan 10 06

    An editorial in the January 2006 issue of the British Journal of Psychiatry concludes that mental health professionals… Advances in treatment of borderline personality disorder   

  • ADHD drugs safe, doctors say ahead of FDA panel

    Drugs to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, are generally safe, some doctors said on Thursday after… ADHD drugs safe, doctors say ahead of FDA panel   

  • Bipolar disorder more common in teenage psychiatric patients

    Psychiatric Disorders • • Bipolar DisorderDec 29 05

    Clinicians at Bradley Hospital, the nation’s first psychiatric hospital for children and adolescents, have found that bipolar disorder… Bipolar disorder more common in teenage psychiatric patients   

  • Parents of Children with Cancer May Suffer Traumatic Stress Years Later

    Psychiatric DisordersDec 13 05

    Parents of children with cancer commonly suffer symptoms of post-traumatic stress, both during treatment and years after their… Parents of Children with Cancer May Suffer Traumatic Stress Years Later   

  • Alterations in Platelet Receptors and/or Reactivity

    The adverse effects of depression on cardiovascular disease also may be mediated by platelet mechanisms. Markovitz and Matthews… Alterations in Platelet Receptors and/or Reactivity   

  • Effects of Mood and Anxiety Disorders: Future Directions for Research

    Usually underdiagnosed and undertreated, major depression and anxiety disorders are encountered commonly in patients with CAD and patients… Effects of Mood and Anxiety Disorders: Future Directions for Research   

  • Treatment of Major Depression and Anxiety Disorders in Patients with Cardiovascular Disease

    As with other medical disorders, effective treatment of major psychiatric illnesses such as major depression and panic disorder,… Treatment of Major Depression and Anxiety Disorders in Patients with Cardiovascular Disease   

  • Anxiety Disorders and Cardiovascular Disease

    Anxiety disorders are the most prevalent psychiatric disorders in the United States (Table… Anxiety Disorders and Cardiovascular Disease   

  • Pathophysiology of Anxiety

    The neurocircuitry of anxiety has been postulated to arise from the amygdala, the brain area that registers the… Pathophysiology of Anxiety   

  • Depression and Cardiovascular Disease: Clinical Samples

    Relatively consistent point prevalence rates of depression have been documented in patients with CAD, ranging from 15 to… Depression and Cardiovascular Disease: Clinical Samples   

  • Bipolar Disorder and the Miami Airport Incident

    Psychiatric Disorders • • Bipolar DisorderDec 08 05

    The tragic shooting of Rigoberto Alpizar at the Miami International Airport by U.S. Marshals who thought he had… Bipolar Disorder and the Miami Airport Incident   

  • Comforting behavior in girls mistaken for movement disorder

    Psychiatric DisordersDec 05 05

    The comforting behavior of thumb-sucking wouldn’t land a 1-year-old girl in a neurologist’s office, but the twisting and… Comforting behavior in girls mistaken for movement disorder   

  • Study of Children with Autism Finds Broken Mirror Neuron System

    New imaging research at UCLA detailed Dec. 4 as an advance online publication of the journal Nature… Study of Children with Autism Finds Broken Mirror Neuron System   

  • Amnestic Disorders

    Psychiatric Disorders • • Cognitive DisordersDec 05 05

    Amnestic disorders are isolated disturbances of memory without impairment of other cognitive functions. They may be due to… Amnestic Disorders   

  • Delirium

    Psychiatric Disorders • • Cognitive DisordersDec 05 05

    Delirium is a reversible state of global cortical dysfunction characterized by alterations in attention and cognition and produced… Delirium   

  • Dementia

    Psychiatric Disorders • • Cognitive DisordersDec 05 05

    Dementia is characterized by the presence of memory impairment in the presence of other cognitive defects. Dementia is… Dementia   

  • Sleep disorders

    Sleep disorders are illnesses related to alterations in the sleep-wake cycle (Table 9-7)… Sleep disorders   

  • Sexual and Gender Identity disorders

    The DSM-IV classifies these disorders into sexual dysfunctions, paraphilia, and gender identity disorders.

    Sexual Dysfunctions
    Sexual… Sexual and Gender Identity disorders   

  • Factitious disorders

    A factitious disorder is one in which an individual willfully produces signs or symptoms of a medical or… Factitious disorders   

  • Adjustment Disorders

    According to DSM-IV; adjustment disorders are symptoms (changes in emotional state or behaviors) that arise in response to… Adjustment Disorders   

  • Dissociative Disorders

    Dissociative disorders are characterized by disturbances in the integration of mental functions. These disturbances are manifested by loss… Dissociative Disorders   

  • Somatoform Disorders

    Somatoform disorders are characterized by the presence of physical signs or symptoms without medical cause. In addition, they… Somatoform Disorders   

  • Assessment and Evaluation of Violence

    Psychiatric DisordersDec 04 05

    Primary care physicians may encounter situations in which family, domestic, or societal violence is discovered or suspected. Such… Assessment and Evaluation of Violence   

  • Anxiety Disorders: Panic Disorder

    Psychiatric Disorders • • Anxiety DisordersDec 04 05

    Anxiety disorders, the most prevalent psychiatric illnesses in the general community, are present in 15 to 20% of… Anxiety Disorders: Panic Disorder   

  • Mental Health Problems in the Homeless

    Psychiatric DisordersDec 04 05

    There is a high prevalence of mental disorders and substance abuse among homeless and impoverished people. The total… Mental Health Problems in the Homeless   

  • Schizophrenia

    Psychiatric Disorders • • Psychotic DisordersDec 04 05

    Clinical Manifestations
    Schizophrenia is a heterogeneous syndrome characterized by perturbations of language, perception, thinking, social activity, affect,… Schizophrenia   

  • Bipolar Disorder

    Psychiatric Disorders • • Mood disordersDec 04 05

    Clinical Manifestations

    Bipolar disorder is characterized by unpredictable swings in mood from mania (or hypomania) to depression. Some… Bipolar Disorder   

  • Personality Disorders

    Psychiatric Disorders • • Personality DisordersDec 04 05

    Clinical Manifestations
    Personality disorders are characteristic patterns of thinking, feeling, and interpersonal behavior that are relatively inflexible… Personality Disorders   

  • Somatoform Disorders

    Clinical Manifestations
    Patients with multiple somatic complaints that cannot be explained by a known medical condition or… Somatoform Disorders   

  • Depression in Association with Medical Illness

    Psychiatric Disorders • • Mood disordersDec 04 05

    Mood Disorders
    Mood disorders are characterized by a disturbance in the regulation of mood, behavior, and affect.… Depression in Association with Medical Illness   

  • Depressive Disorders

    Psychiatric Disorders • • Mood disordersDec 04 05

    Clinical Manifestations
    Major depression is defined as depressed mood on a daily basis for a minimum duration… Depressive Disorders   

  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

    Psychiatric Disorders • • Anxiety DisordersDec 04 05

    Clinical Manifestations

    Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is characterized by obsessive thoughts and compulsive behaviors that impair everyday functioning. Fears… Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder   

  • Phobic Disorders

    Psychiatric Disorders • • Anxiety DisordersDec 04 05

    Clinical Manifestations

    The cardinal feature of phobic disorders is a marked and persistent fear of objects or situations,… Phobic Disorders   

  • Stress Disorders

    Psychiatric Disorders • • Anxiety DisordersDec 04 05

    Clinical Manifestations

    Patients may develop anxiety after exposure to extreme traumatic events such as the threat of personal… Stress Disorders   

  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder

    Psychiatric Disorders • • Anxiety DisordersDec 04 05

    Clinical Manifestations

    Patients with generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) have persistent, excessive, and/or unrealistic worry associated with muscle tension,… Generalized Anxiety Disorder   

  • Mental Disorders: Introduction

    Psychiatric DisordersDec 04 05

    Mental disorders are common in medical practice and may present either as a primary disorder or as a… Mental Disorders: Introduction   

  • Learning Disorders

    Learning disorders are characterized by performance in a specific area of learning (e.g., reading, writing, arithmetic) substantially below… Learning Disorders   

  • Bipolar disorders

    Psychiatric Disorders • • Mood disordersNov 30 05

    The bipolar disorders are bipolar 1 disorder, bipolar II disorder, and cyclothymia.

    Bipolar I Disorder

    Bipolar I… Bipolar disorders   

  • Bipolar II Disorder

    Psychiatric Disorders • • Mood disordersNov 30 05

    Bipolar II disorder is similar to bipolar I disorder except that mania is absent in bipolar II disorder… Bipolar II Disorder   

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