A 21-year-old female of Maltese background presented with a first episode of mania and was initiated on Risperidone and Sodium Valproate. The dose was increased to a dose of 4 mg /day of Risperidone and 1500 mg /day of Sodium Valproate with minimal response. Two… Read More »
In this talk, Dr. Sanil Rege provides an insightful glimpse into the world of both serendipity and multidisciplinary learning. He also explores their impact on value creation for psychiatry and patients. Dr. Rege begins by discussing his journey with Psych Scene and explaining how serendipitous… Read More »
Missing an autoimmune disease masquerading as a psychiatric disorder can have devastating consequences and in some cases, be fatal. The stark reality of missing such immune manifestations affecting the brain is highlighted in this article . The journalist Susannah Cahalan (see video below) brought this… Read More »
My sixteen year old daughter is currently attending therapeutic boarding school after roughly two years of struggle with anxiety, depression, and suicidal ideation. She began having difficulties two years ago around the time she experienced a Gran Mal [sic] seizure. She insisted at the time… Read More »
Other endocrine abnormalities include peripheral insulin resistance, hyperinsulinemia and chronically elevated plasma free estrogen and testosterone levels.  There are many tests that can detect PCOS which includes LH, FSH, total and free testosterone, DHEA-s etc. If you have a high index of suspicion, discuss… Read More »
Problems with your Thyroid gland can mimic a number of psychiatric disorders ranging from depression, anxiety and even psychosis. It is thus extremely important that mental health professionals be aware of some important but little known facts. Read More »
An endocrine referral was made and the endocrinologist diagnosed this as “mild subclinical hypothyroidism”. Whilst this is true from the endocrinologist’s perspective, does it hold true from the psychiatrist’s perspective? And….what about the patient? Read More »
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