Questions tagged [psychiatry]

The discipline of medicine which focuses on the treatment of mental disorders, using a combination of pharmacotherapy, behavioral ("talk") therapy, and innovative experimental therapies (e.g., transcranial magnetic stimulation).

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Can bipolar develop in childhood?

Is it possible to develop bipolar in childhood? Does the same diagnostic criteria for bipolar in adults apply for children?
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What is the most common form of delusional misidentification?

The delusional misidentification syndrome (DMS) is a condition in which a patient consistently misidentifies persons, places, objects, or events. Broome (2004) affirms that: The most common form of ...
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What personality disorders is schema therapy successfully used for?

Schema therapy is a cognitive therapy based on people developing so-called "schemas" (as far as I understand, patterns of cognition and behavior) early in their lives and then using these schemas to ...
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Do any supplements or psychoactive drugs for improving memory have solid long term research?

The non effects of vitamins has been in the new frequently recently. Do any supplements or psychoactive drugs for improving memory have solid long term research?
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Is a return to previous personality possible in Schizophrenia?

I'm reading Memory Disorders in Psychiatric Practice by German E. Berrios and John R. Hodges (2000). The section on The Ganser Syndrome has this table (from page 449) contrasting Schizophrenia and ...
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Do schizophrenics tend to believe they were gaslighted?

It would seem to me that it would be hard for a single person to manipulate a mentally stable into thinking they have schizoid problems. One might quickly become suspicious if the supposed delusions ...
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Understanding/Helping an Entrenched “Conspiracy Theorist”

I'm currently interested in gathering information and knowledge related to advanced "conspiracy theorists" to help with challenging/talking/helping them recover. To define a severe/entrenched "...
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What is the neurological basis for the association between Bipolar type 2 and autism spectrum disorder (ASD)?

Bipolar disorder type 2 and autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is regularly seen together. What is the neurological explanation for this?
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Are there any sources on how many of patients with mental illness were hospitalized several times?

I was wondering how likely it is for someone with an mental illness like depression that after he is released is hospitalized again. Could you expect that someone who is released is never in the need ...
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recommendations for good books focusing on the reward system, motivation and addiction

As the title states, I would like to get recommendations for some good reads about the brain's reward system, motivation and addiction. In particular I'm looking for a book that assumes no ...
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Patterns in psychosomatic pains

In the case of somatoform disorders, when considering such a disorder where seeing the scenes of the surroundings and sensing a series of psychosomatic pains in a specific way, is there a name for ...
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Is there any empirical support to “chemical imbalance theory” for mental illness?

Has it been proved by measurement of chemicals in the brain that psychiatric disorders have either their origin or continuance due to chemical imbalance in the brain? I saw the documentary Diagnostic &...
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Difference between panazep and lupizep

When panazep did not work to reduce anxiety in me the psychiatrist prescribed lupizep. Since both contained the same ingredients Paroxetine and Clonazepam in the same amount I asked the doctor about ...
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Assessments of depression: Does the rate of false positives vary between the qualification of those testing?

A friend recently asked me an interesting question to which I couldn't find the answer. Does the accuracy of depression assessments vary by the profession i.e. Nurse, GP Vs Clinical Psychologist, ...
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Is there an emotional equivalent of Somatoparaphrenia?

I've recently became aware of the Somatoparaphrenia delusion, where a person thinks that a part of their body belongs to someone else. No amount of logic or evidence would persuade that person ...
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Brain damage / change in long term psychiatric conditions such as schizophrenia

There seems to be evidence to suggest that long term psychiatric conditions have effects on grey matter in the brain and the development of certain sections of the brain. Do antipsychotics have a ...
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Do SSRIs have dose-dependent efficacy?

According to First Aid for the Psychiatry Clerkship 5e on SSRIs: There is no correlation between plasma levels and efficacy or side effects. However, according to Psychiatry 3e by Cutler: A general ...
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What mental health corpuses exist for natural language processing research?

Is there a corpus (a labeled collection of documents) for the forms used in various psychiatric tests (Beck Depression Inventory, Addiction Severity Index, PTSD Checklist, etc) and their item-level ...
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Could a psychiatrist have their license revoked for using a new type therapy procedure on patients?

I'm a writer and, in this story I'm currently writing, a psychiatrist researches a new therapy method before finally testing it on his patients. My plan, however, was to eventually have his license ...