Karthick Subramanian

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A clinical study of 276 patients diagnosed as Hysteria in the Department of Psychiatry, Unit-2, Christian Medical College, Vellore, during the period of 1970-1974 is described.This group of 276 patients formed 10.81% of the total new consultations during this period. 61.2% of these were females. The peak age of onset was 10-20 years. The majority were(More)
became calm but harbored the delusions. Supportive counseling sessions involving the patient and her husband addressed the underlying conflicts resulting in significant reduction of anxiety. The Brown Assessment of Beliefs Scale [6] was used to calibrate the rate of resolution of delusions (D1 and D2) [Figure 2]. Even as the psychotropics were stopped(More)
OBJECTIVES Published scientific literature on cycle acceleration over the course of bipolar disorder has been equivocal. The present analysis aimed to find whether episode duration and cycle lengths become shorter over the course of bipolar disorder with predominantly manic polarity. METHODS The present study comprised 150 patients diagnosed with bipolar(More)
PROBLEM Comorbid psychiatric diagnoses tend to be underdiagnosed in patients with intellectual disability. Diagnosing anxiety disorders in such patients can pose challenges, in particular with regard to obsessive and compulsive disorder (OCD). METHODS We present the case of an adolescent diagnosed with intellectual disability with poor expressive language(More)
OBJECTIVES To identify the prevalence and correlates of bipolar I patients with a lifetime history of suicide attempt. MATERIALS AND METHODS Bipolar I disorder was diagnosed in 150 patients as per DSM-IV-TR criteria. Their lifetime suicide risk was assessed using the Columbia Suicide Severity Rating Scale. NIMH retrospective Life Chart Methodology was(More)
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