• Archive for January, 2014

    ICD-10 and DSM-4

    by  • 03/01/2014 • Psychiatry

    ICD-10: designed by the WHO, ICD-10 is composed of 22 chapters, each focusing on a different part of medicine (CV/resp/psychiatric/GU/MSK)… Psych is chapter 5 and broken into 11 main strands, these are as follows = Chapter 5: ‘Mental and behavioural disorders’:         F00-F09 Organic, including symptomatic, mental disorders F10-F19 Mental and...

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    Vascular Dementia

    by  • 01/01/2014 • Psychiatry

    Definition Vascular dementia is an ischaemic disorder characterized by multiple small cerebral infarcts in the cortex and white matter. It is not a single disease but a group of syndromes relating to different vascular mechanisms. The distinction between vascular dementia and Alzheimer’s dementia is becoming increasingly blurred because vascular risk factors play a role...

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