Firoz Kazhungil

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Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is one of the most common comorbidities in bipolar disorder (BD). Clinicians often get perplexed in making treatment decisions when encountering comorbid OCD and BD as treatment of OCD by pharmacotherapy may induce or exacerbate mood instability and psychotherapeutic approaches for OCD may not be feasible in acute manic(More)
Baclofen has been commonly used for the treatment of various neurological disorders. Because of its ability to suppress alcohol consumption and craving, it has now been introduced in the treatment of alcohol dependence. Baclofen-induced skin rashes are extremely rare, especially morbiliform rashes. We report a case, who developed morbiliform rashes with a(More)
Neuropsychological profile of schizophrenia with obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) in comparison with that of schizophrenia without OCD is understudied and the results are inconsistent. We hypothesize that patients having schizophrenia with OCD ('schizo-obsessive disorder') may have unique neuropsychological deficits in comparison with those with(More)
The term addiction comes from the Latin word “addicere”, which translates as “bound to”, or “enslaved by”. Behavioral addictions also known as “process addictions” or “impulsive-compulsive behaviors” encompass a diverse group of behaviors right from compulsive shopping, gambling, internet use and gaming to pornography, sex, exercising and food addiction.(More)
BACKGROUND Alzheimer's disease (AD) and major depressive disorder are the two most common psychogeriatric disorders. Late-onset depression (LOD) is the most common cause of emotional suffering in the elderly and is associated with a poor quality of life in caregivers. Although the burden on caregivers of individuals suffering from AD has been well studied,(More)
Fetishistic transvestism is a disorder of sexual preference associated with fantasies and sexual urges to dress in opposite gender clothing as a means of arousal and as an adjunct to masturbation and coitus. The disorder has been reported in people with learning disabilities. The disorder has been reported in a young male with dull normal intelligence.(More)
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