Appearance of dermatitis artefacta in an adolescent female patient while she underwent treatment for dissociative disorder is described. The possibility of shift of presenting symptom of episodic unresponsiveness to spurious skin lesion during psychotherapy programme was considered to be the method of its causation.
The motivation of one hundred cases of suicide attempters was assessed clinically depending purely on their subjective reports. They were grouped into two, viz., those who primarily wished for a change (here in after called WC) and those who unambiguously wished to die (hereinafter called WD). They were compared with regard to the details of the attempt,… (More)
Three patients with manifestations of hyperreligiosity during the post ictal period are presented- The compute clearance of these manifestations on carbamazepine monotherapy is highlighted.
Two patients diagnosed to have Charles Bonnet syndrome are presented. In one of these, the symptoms were self limiting while in the other, the patient refused carbamazepine therapy despite persistence of symptoms. Both were followed up regularly over the four years, and mental status examination and investigations done during this period were within normal… (More)