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1

In which age range does schizophrenia commonly present?

20 - 30

2

In which age range does depression typically start?

15+

3

Individuals in which age group should be monitored carefully for signs of depression?

Elderly

Somatic presentation sometimes - fatigue, aches and pains

4

What is the average age at which bipolar disorder is diagnosed?

25

5

Why are teenagers rarely diagnosed with bipolar disorder?

Mood swings of adolescence, caution about overmedicalising it

6

You cannot be diagnosed with a personality disorder until you are over ___.

over 18

7

What are two examples of mental disorders causing bad behaviour in children?

Oppositional defiant disorder

Conduct disorder

8

What is a developmental disorder which presents mainly in children as a triad of difficulty with social interactions, communication problems and inflexibility of thought and ideas?

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD)

9

What is the triad of signs seen in autism?

Difficulty with social interactions

Communication problems

Inflexibility of thought and ideas

10

What is the peurperium?

Period of around 6 weeks after childbirth in which the mother's body returns to normal

11

How does pregnancy tend to affect mental disorders?

Protective

Mental health problems seem to get better during pregnancy

12

In which period is a new mother vulnerable to mental disorders?

Peurperium

6 weeks post-childbirth

13

What are two psychiatric disorders which present in mothers post-pregnancy?

Peurperal psychosis

Post-natal depression

14

Why is puerperal psychosis a psychiatric emergency?

Risk of harm to baby

15

What is the prevalence of mental illness in patients aged 65+?

25%

16

What is the most common mental illness affecting older people?

Dementia

17

What is the most common type of dementia?

Alzheimer's disease

18

What is an acute-onset mental illness caused by a variety of different diseases and drugs (or drug withdrawal)?

Delirium

19

How does depression present in older people?

Somatic symptoms

Lack of insight