Ala'a A Al-Hussaini

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OBJECTIVE To study the clinical manifestations and psychosocial aspects of dissociative (conversion) disorders (DD) in the Sultanate of Oman. METHOD A retrospective analysis was made of data derived from case records of patients admitted as in-patients to the Sultan Qaboos University Hospital, Oman, over a period of 8 years. RESULTS A higher prevalence(More)
OBJECTIVE This study reports the results of a questionnaire design to elicit doctors views about epilepsy. METHODS Sixty-two percent of medical staff working in different regions of Oman responded. The questionnaire covered certain topics regarding the source of the knowledge of the doctors on seizure disorders and the personalities and behavior of people(More)
Recent advances in the understanding of the neural substrates of goal-directed behaviour have created new interest in unlocking the mystery behind those disorders that are characterized by poverty of thought and action. In this review, various studies will be considered which proffer converging evidence that the dopaminergic brain circuitry running from(More)
We report a case of a 14-year-old girl who presented, following a sudden onset, with bilateral ptosis, gait disturbance, difficulty swallowing and loss of appetite, right hypochondriacal pain, and frontal headache. Protracted neurological and medical examinations were unremarkable; neither was precipitating psychological stresses evident. The condition,(More)
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