John M N Varghese

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OBJECTIVE Internationally there has been an increase in the prescriptions of stimulant medication. The aim of this study was to examine longitudinal national trends of stimulant dispensing in Australia between 2002 and 2009. METHOD Government databases were retrospectively reviewed for all dispensed stimulant prescriptions between 2002 and 2009.(More)
OBJECTIVES To describe the incidence and clinical features of children presenting to Australian child health specialists with conversion disorder. METHOD Active, national surveillance of conversion disorder in children younger than 16 years of age during 2002 and 2003. RESULTS A total of 194 children were reported on. The average age was 11.8 years; 23%(More)
OBJECTIVE To report the case of an 11-year-old girl who presented with acute onset of psychotic symptoms with catatonic features treated with electroconvulsive therapy (ECT). METHOD Described herein is the case of an 11-year-old, prepubertal girl who represented with catatonic symptoms unresponsive to conventional medical treatment. After thorough(More)
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