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Daily urine volumes, plasma creatinine concentrations, and creatinine clearance were measured in 106 patients with unipolar and bipolar affective disorders attending a "lithium" clinic. Urine volumes exceeded 3.51 in only six patients, plasma creatinine concentrations exceeded 150 mumol/1 (1.7 mg/100 ml) in only five, and creatinine clearance was below 50(More)
Psychiatric morbidity was analysed in 5,000 female patients who attended medical OPD from July 1985 to July 1986. The Psychiatric illnesses were found in 932 patients (18.42%). The commonest age to have psychiatric illness was 21-30 years (58.8%), and neuroses constituted the most common psychiatric diagnosis (44.6%). Schizophrenia was the least common(More)
Sixty patients attending gynaecology O. P. D. of Smt. Sucheta Kripalani Hospital complaining of menstrual disturbances were compared with 30 controls, who were the relatives of the patients, on PGI- N2, neuroticism scale and Standardized Psychiatric Interivew Schedule. Psychiatric morbidity was found to be 51.7% and 26.6% in the studied sample and the(More)
Honorable delegates and guests from India and abroad, fellows and members of the Indian Psychiatric Society and dear friends, I am indeed honored by the trust that you have reposed in me for ha\nng elected me to this highest office of the Indian Psychiatric Society. It is with a great sense of responsibility that I assume charge of this office of the apex(More)
Capgras Syndrome was described in the late nineteenth century but its exact pathogenesis is still a source of controversy. Some believe its origin is due to psychodynamic factors whereas others have found the evidence of a generalized or localized brain lesion. We report three cases of Capgras Syndrome occurring in association with frontal lobe lesion.
The socio-demographic and clinical characteristics of psychiatric referrals in emergency O. P. D. of a teaching general hospital were studied from January 1986 to December 1987. The referral rate was 1.5%. The source, reason and purpose of referrals were studied. Hysterical fits, altered sensorium and excitements together constituted three fourth of all(More)
One hundred and ten female patients in the age group of 16 to 65 years, attending gynecology out-patient clinic were screened for psychiatric disorders. The psychiatric morbidity among patients attending gynecology clinic was found to be 49 percent, as compared to 26 percent in a sample of general population (control group). This study supports the view,(More)
The Klcinc-Levin Syndrom!' (KLS), a type of periodic hypersomnia, typically occurs in young males presenting with episodes of somnolence, excessive eating and abnormal behaviour. In contrast to other hyperso-mnias, this is a 'long-cycle hypersomnias' with intervals of months of years between episodes (Lishman, 1987). Bonkalo (1968) alludes to Epimenides, a(More)
Psychiatric disabilities among epileptics are well known (Pond & Bidwell 1960) and occur in 29 percent of all epileptics, and 50 per cent in temporal lobe epilepsy. A proportion of epileptics show obvious impairment of intellect and even in rare cases progress to intellectual deterioration (Lennox 1960). Subjects with frequent discharges of generalised(More)