Flashcards in Psych Deck (22):
PHQ-9, PHQ-2, Hamilton score all measure what?
PHQ-2 is used 1st as a first step, PHQ-9 is used to establish whether they meet criteria for a depressive disorder
Edinburgh Scale measures what?
SSRI used for Under 18s
'Traffic light' system used for which anti-psychotic drug
Condition in which individual (usually SE Asian / Malaysian male) goes on a killing spree before taking his own life
Amok i.e. To run amok
Condition in which individual (usually Chinese male) fears their penis is retracting within their abdomen
Condition in which individual (Indian male) believes he is losing semen ('vital fluid') in his urine
Condition in which individual (African women) start repeating words of another person (echolalia) or obeying their comands
Condition characterized by severe depressive
episode usually occurring after a traumatic event. There are often physical symptoms
such as diarrhoea and nervous tics. It is thought (within the culture in which it exists) to be caused by separation of the soul from the body. It has some
features in common with acute stress reaction.
First-line drug for stabilizing manic / bi-polar patients
Key features of hebephrenic schizophrenia
Disorganized speech and behaviour and flat affect
Personality disorder characterized by an inflexible preoccupation with rules, order and attention to detail (almost OCD-like). + very cautious and stubborn
Syndrome associated with use of opioids + SSRIs. Signs include HTN, tachycardia, pyrexia, myoclonus, sweating
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What best describes this speech disorder?
Perseveration or logoclonia
When would you use a section 4?
To admit a mentally unwell patient from A&E when there is not enough time to organise a section 2 (lasts 72 hours)
Woman living in the Arctic Circle. Sudden onset hysteria + bizarre behaviour. This
may include removal of clothes, coprophagia (ingestion of faeces) and violence.
Thought to be related to vitamin A toxicity
North American tribes. Affected people believe their body is possessed with a spirit that craves human flesh
Voluntary or involuntary voiding of faeces in inappropriate settings
Eating of non-nutritive substances e.g. sand, paint, dirt
Pulling out ones own hair
According to ICD-10 criteria, how long should symptoms be present before
a probable diagnosis of schizophrenia can be made?