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Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome (NMS) is a rare, severe and life threatening condition induced by antipsychotic medications. It is commonly encountered with the use of first generation antipsychotics, however cases of NMS have been reported with the use of second generation antipsychotics like Olanzapine, Risperidone, Paliperidone, Aripiprazole, Ziprasidone,(More)
BACKGROUND Police personnel in India are subjected to several distinct occupational stressors which impact their mental health and their work performance negatively. AIM The study aimed to explore various sources of stress among police personnel. METHOD In this study, 100 constables, 100 inspectors and 100 police officers of Uttar Pradesh, were(More)
Schizophrenia is a severe mental disorder. Cognitive deficits are one of the core features of schizophrenia. Multiple domains of cognition (executive function, attention/vigilance, working memory, verbal fluency, visuospatial skills, processing speed, and social cognition) are affected in patients with schizophrenia. Deficits in cognition led to impairment(More)
Kluver Bucy Syndrome is a rare neuropsychiatric disorder and a sequel of limbic encephalitis. Its presentation may vary in different ages. The patients may have all the features of Kluver Bucy Syndrome like – Hyper orality, Hyper sexuality, hyper metamorphosis, affective blunting, memory difficulties, eating disturbances etc; or may have only few of the(More)
Huntington's disease (HD) is rare variant of progressive neurodegenerative disorder which follows an autosomal dominant pattern. Psychiatric comorbidities are not uncommon with HD. Mood disorder, cognitive disturbances, anxiety disorders, and psychosis are the psychiatric comorbidities reported with HD. We report here a case of HD, where psychosis developed(More)
Angelman syndrome (AS) is a neurogenetic disorder that usually presents with delayed motor milestones, ataxic gait, mental retardation, language disorder, seizures, sleep disturbances, characteristic facial features, and happy demeanor. The genetic abnormality of AS has been located on chromosome 15q11-q13. The AS gene(s) is exclusively expressed from the(More)
which permits unrestricted non-commercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. TO THE EDITOR Catatonia is a well known psychomotor disturbance, commonly associated with mood disorders followed by schizophrenia; mutism being the most common symptom. 1,2) Patients with catatonia often respond to high(More)
Patients presenting with unusual symptoms are uncommon. Unusual symptoms often catch the attention of the public including the health professionals. Atypicality in the symptoms is usually seen in patients with factitious disorder. In patients with factitious disorder, there occurs conscious production of symptoms with an unconscious motive, irrespective of(More)