• ICD-10 and DSM-4

    by  • 03/01/2014

    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

    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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    Anorexia Nervosa

    by  • 30/12/2013

    Diagnosis A diagnosis requires all four of the following: Body weight 15% below expected, or BMI< 17.5 kg/m2 Self induced weight loss (by dieting, excess exercising, vomiting etc.) Morbid fear of being fat (an overvalued idea rather than a delusion) Endocrine disturbance (e.g. amenorrhoea, pubertal delay or lanugo hair)   Common features: Anaemia Bradycardia...

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    Personality Disorder- Definitions (I.C.D.10)

    by  • 29/12/2013

    Paranoid ideation: Ideation, of less than delusional proportions, involving suspiciousness, or the belief that one is being harassed, persecuted, or unfairly treated. Borderline: Antisocial: Dependent: Anankastic: Anankastic personality is a synonym for obsessive-compulsive personality. 

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