An attempt was made to identify the predictors of the severity of depression as measured by Hamilton's Rating Scale for depression. The analysis was on the data of 48 patients with a functional depressive illness admitted to a mental hospital in connection with a project on Dexamethasone suppression test. A broadly conceived 'endogeneity' score was the only… (More)
SUMMARY Fifty four schizophrenic patients, diagnosed as per Research Diagnostic Criteria, were studied for immu-noglobulin profiles. The schizophrenics were subdivided into paranoid and non-paranoid groups and their immu-noglobulin profiles were compared with those of normals. There was no significant difference between normals and schizophrenic groups.… (More)
A case of Thiamine refractory Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome, successfully treated with the combination of magnesium sulphate and thiamine is presented. The role of Magnesium Sulphate in such cases has been discussed.
Three patients, one female and two males, with bipolar affective psychosis beginning at the ages of twelve, nine and fourteen years, are described. The symptomatology in all the three patients was similar to that of the adult manic depressive psychosis and the response to lithium was good.