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Delirium
Delirium
Acute confusion, otherwise known as delirium, is very common in hospitals: 20-30%...
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Lived Experience: Autism
The following article has been written by David Birch. David is a paramedic aiming...
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Psychosis
Psychosis refers to patients suffering a loss of contact with reality. It affects...
Psychotropic medication
Psychotropic medication
Psychotropic medication includes some of the most commonly prescribed medication...
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Mood (affective) disorders
In this article, we cover depressive disorders, bipolar affective disorder and schizoaffective...
Self Harm
Self Harm
The most common place you will see a patient who has self-harmed is in ED, where...
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Prescribing in Old Age Psychiatry
The general prescribing principles from both Old Age Psychiatrists and Geriatricians...
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Anxiety disorders
Anxiety is a commonly experienced symptom as part of the body’s reaction to...
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Understanding the MSRA
The Multiple Specialty Recruitment Assessment (MSRA) is a computer-based exam increasingly...
ECT
Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT)
Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) is a treatment that has been used in psychiatry since...
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Behavioural and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia (BPSD)
In people over the age of 65 years, 1 in 11 will have a diagnosis of dementia. Dementia...
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Obsessive Compulsive disorder
The psychiatric condition obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is estimated to be...
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Functional Neurological Disorders (FND)
IntroductionFunctional neurological disorders are some of the most common neurological...
History
How to take a psychiatric history
Psychiatry, as a specialty is unique in that diagnostic methods, rely very heavily...
Autism
Autism Spectrum Disorder
BackgroundAutism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a neurodevelopmental condition that...
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Frontotemporal Dementia (FTD)
Frontotemporal dementia (FTD) is the third most common dementia across all age groups...
Self-Discharge
Self-discharge
Frequently patients wish to self-discharge from hospitals. This article pertains...
Paracetamol Overdose
Paracetamol Overdose
Paracetamol overdose is a common presentation in A&E and so you may often find...
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Management of the Aggressive Patient
At times as a junior doctor, you will be faced with the management of patients displaying...
Mental State Examination
Mental State Examination
The mental state examination (MSE) is an observational assessment of a patient’s...
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Applying to Psychiatry Training
Do you have an interest in human behaviour? Did you go into medicine to speak to...
Risk
Risk assessment
Determining the risk of harm to the patient, and sometimes to others, is an essential...
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Sections of the Mental Health Act 1983/2007
What is the MHA? It is legislation that governs patients’Compulsory detention Treatment Discharge AftercareIt...

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