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PHQ-9, PHQ-2, Hamilton score all measure what?

Depression severity

PHQ-2 is used 1st as a first step, PHQ-9 is used to establish whether they meet criteria for a depressive disorder

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Edinburgh Scale measures what?

Post-natal depression

3

SSRI used for Under 18s

Fluoxetine

4

'Traffic light' system used for which anti-psychotic drug

Clozapine

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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

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Condition in which individual (usually Chinese male) fears their penis is retracting within their abdomen

Koro

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Condition in which individual (Indian male) believes he is losing semen ('vital fluid') in his urine

Dhat

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Condition in which individual (African women) start repeating words of another person (echolalia) or obeying their comands

Latah

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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.

Susto

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First-line drug for stabilizing manic / bi-polar patients

Lithium

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Key features of hebephrenic schizophrenia

Disorganized speech and behaviour and flat affect

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Personality disorder characterized by an inflexible preoccupation with rules, order and attention to detail (almost OCD-like). + very cautious and stubborn

Anankastic

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Syndrome associated with use of opioids + SSRIs. Signs include HTN, tachycardia, pyrexia, myoclonus, sweating

Serotonin Syndrome

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What best describes this speech disorder?

Perseveration or logoclonia

15

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)

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Woman living in the Arctic Circle. Sudden onset hysteria + bizarre behaviour. This
may include removal of clothes, coprophagia (ingestion of faeces) and violence.

Piblokoto

Thought to be related to vitamin A toxicity

17

North American tribes. Affected people believe their body is possessed with a spirit that craves human flesh

Windigo

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Voluntary or involuntary voiding of faeces in inappropriate settings

Encopresis

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Eating of non-nutritive substances e.g. sand, paint, dirt

Pica

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Pulling out ones own hair

Trichotillomania

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According to ICD-10 criteria, how long should symptoms be present before
a probable diagnosis of schizophrenia can be made?

1 month

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According to ICD-10 criteria, how long should symptoms be present before
a probable diagnosis of depression can be made?

2 weeks