The authors noted that apathy is very common and progressive among Huntington disease mutation carriers, even during early stages of the disease, and has been associated with decline in general functioning.
Substance abuse has a strong effect on the age of onset of motor symptoms in Huntington's disease.
Behavioral symptoms strongly linked to suicidal ideation included depression, irritability, aggression, and impulsivity.
The patient's lack of anxiety, depression, or psychosis before surgery was taken into consideration prior to DBS treatment.
Dysphagia and odynophagia I. Problem/Condition. Dysphagia is the sensation of having difficulty swallowing. This can range from difficulty with deglutition (the coordinated, active process of passing food and liquids from the oral cavity into the oropharynx and below) to the passive passage of contents from the oropharynx through the esophagus and into the stomach. Odynophagia,…
Internet and gaming addiction is a serious issue for many children and teens and has been linked to ADHD, social anxiety and depression.
Geriatric psychiatry is increasingly leveraging technology to benefit the mental health of seniors.
OVERVIEW: What every practitioner needs to know Are you sure your patient has DOPA-responsive dystonia? What are the typical findings for this disease? Dystonia is the simultaneous sustained contraction of agonist and antagonist muscles. Affected limbs can take distorted or painful postures. A balanced contracture produces a fixed posture, whereas one that is unbalanced causes…
Schizophrenia and Psychoses
"Since the current generation of psychiatrists has been raised on second-generation antipsychotics and has relatively little experience with first-generation antipsychotics, keeping tardive dyskinesia in mind is not, on the whole, part of their experience or training," said Christoph U. Correll, MD.
Are You Confident of the Diagnosis? Lipoid proteinosis (LP) is an autosomal recessive hereditary disease that equally affects males and females. LP is characterized by the deposition of hyaline material in the skin, mucosa, and viscera. Laryngeal infiltration may result in a hoarse cry. Skin and mucous membrane changes become apparent clinically, and the disease…