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Lithium Carbonate

“Lithium in Drinking Water and the Incidences of Crimes, Suicides, and Arrests Related to Drug Addictions.” The scientific story of lithium’s role in normal development and health began unfolding in the 1970s. Studies at that time found that animals that consumed diets with minimal lithium

Pharmacotherapy for Bipolar

Q. What are the goals of pharmacotherapy in bipolar disorder ?  The selection of appropriate pharmacotherapy depends on both the history and presentation of treatable symptoms. As medication options have increased in number, various treatment guidelines have been developed from clinical studies and expert consensus

Steroid Induced Mania

  “WINNING IS ABOUT HEART, NOT JUST LEGS. IT’S GOT TO BE IN THE RIGHT PLACE.” – LANCE ARMSTRONG. Mr. Neo, 77-year-old male, premorbidly well adjusted, with family history of psychotic illness in brother, with no personal past history of mental illness suddenly developed redness

Dementia And Bipolar.

“WE CAN’T HELP EVERYONE, BUT EVERYONE CAN HELP SOMEONE.” – RONALD REAGAN. A 67-year-old female patient was referred to tertiary care hospital for a second opinion regarding a severe treatment-resistant depression. She was first referred to the department of psychiatry. Because she also suffered from

Delirium And Bipolar

  “For once you have tasted flight you will walk the earth with your eyes turned skywards, for there you have been and there you will long to return. ” – Leonardo da Vinci. Our patient a 29-year-old, graduate from middle socioeconomic status and urban Asian

Major Depressive Disorder and Bipolar Mood Disorders

“Whatever you are, be a good one.” – Abraham Lincoln. A 30 year old woman was brought with chief complain of profuse vomiting and nausea after attempting suicide with 8 Acetaminophen pills. The patient appeared tired, sad, her hair was messy and her clothes were rumpled. Throughout the interview

Vitamin B12 Deficiency Manifested as Mania.

“My brain hums with scraps of poetry and madness.” – Virginia woolf. Case study.  Ms. Edith was a 29-year-old woman with no personal or family history of psychiatric disorders, who was admitted to the hospital in February of 2011 with a 4-week history of episodes

Cannabis-Induced Bipolar Disorder with Psychotic Features

“Never misjudge the most faithful heart of your beloved.” – Ludwig van Beethoven. Case study.  Peter was a 21-year-old, who presented to our facility for his second psychiatric hospitalization. He was discharged one week prior after a 30-day stay with a diagnosis of cannabis-induced psychotic disorder.

Bipolar And Schizoaffective Disorder

“It was one of those March days when the sun shines hot and the wind blows cold: when it is summer in the light, and winter in the shade.” – Charles Dickens. Case study # 4 Past psychiatric history Alex began to have difficulty at

Bipolar Depression

“I Can Calculate The Motions Of Heavenly Bodies, But Not  The Madness Of People” – Sir Isaac Newton. Case study # 3.  29-year old Jane presented with a history of recurrent and disabling depression and headaches.  Several weeks prior to presentation, she became severely depressed and