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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912995/coprophagia-and-entomophagia-in-a-patient-with-alcohol-related-dementia
#1
João B Fonseca, Pedro Morgado
Coprophagia and entomophagia are two phenomena not commonly reported in the medical literature and their occurrence is usually associated with mental disorders. We present the case of a 59-year-old man with a history of alcohol abuse who was evaluated due to cognitive deterioration and disturbed eating habits including feces and living insects. Organic causes were ruled out and an important cognitive impairment became evident on neuropsychological formal test. The behavior remitted after antipsychotic pharmacologic therapy and alcohol detoxification, leaving the diagnostic impression of alcohol related dementia...
2017: Case Reports in Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912994/jitteriness-anxiety-syndrome-developing-immediately-following-initiation-of-oral-administration-of-sertraline
#2
Toshinori Nakamura, Nobuhiro Sugiyama, Daimei Sasayama, Tetsuya Hagiwara, Shinsuke Washizuka
Here, we report our experience with patients in whom jitteriness/anxiety syndrome developed immediately following the start of oral sertraline administration. Administration was discontinued in these patients on day 2, and the jitteriness/anxiety syndrome improved the following day. Jitteriness/anxiety syndrome may develop immediately following oral administration of even low doses of sertraline, and improvement can be expected if sertraline is promptly discontinued.
2017: Case Reports in Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28835863/clozapine-induced-microseizures-orofacial-dyskinesia-and-speech-dysfluency-in-an-adolescent-with-treatment-resistant-early-onset-schizophrenia-on-concurrent-lithium-therapy
#3
Vivekananda Rachamallu, Ayman Haq, Michael M Song, Manish Aligeti
Clozapine is an atypical antipsychotic used in the treatment of refractory schizophrenia. It has a well-known side effect profile, including agranulocytosis, decreased seizure threshold, and tardive dyskinesia. In addition, numerous case reports have described clozapine-induced stuttering in adults. However, there has been only one previous case report describing it in the adolescent population. In addition, concurrent lithium therapy has been shown to enhance the neurotoxic effects of antipsychotics and lower the seizure threshold...
2017: Case Reports in Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811950/autoscopic-hallucination-in-alcohol-dependence-syndrome-a-rare-or-missed-phenomenon
#4
Sulochana Joshi, Binita Thapa, Rabi Shakya
Autoscopic phenomenon, a psychic illusionary duplication of one's own self, has been the subject of interest in the literature and science for years. It has been reported in various diseases of the central nervous system but with an unknown mechanism. Hallucinations are a common presentation in alcohol dependence syndrome during delirium tremens and as induced disorder. However, autoscopic hallucination has been rarely reported in the cases of alcohol dependence. We present a case of a 40-year-old man who experienced autoscopic hallucination during the withdrawal state of alcohol...
2017: Case Reports in Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28785501/misdiagnoses-of-epilepsy-as-ekbom-syndrome-mood-instability-and-nocturnal-visual-hallucinations
#5
M Duarte Mangas, Y Martins, L Bravo, A Matos Pires
Epileptic seizures may be misdiagnosed if they manifest as psychiatric symptoms. We report three female patients with no preexisting history of epilepsy that were unsuccessfully treated as primary psychiatric disorder: one patient was initially diagnosed with somatization and Ekbom syndrome; the second was referred to psychiatrist due to mood instability and visual hallucinations; and the third one was referred for anxiety and hallucinations related to sleep. A carefully taken medical history clarified diagnoses of epilepsy...
2017: Case Reports in Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702268/distressing-visual-hallucinations-after-treatment-with-trazodone
#6
Gustavo Santos, Ana Maria Moreira
Trazodone, a second-generation atypical antidepressant, is increasingly being used off-label, in the treatment of insomnia. Although generally well tolerated, trazodone treatment can be associated with some complications. We describe a case of a 60-year-old man who received trazodone for primary insomnia. He returned, to the emergency department, two days later with distressing visual hallucinations, which prompted inpatient treatment. Trazodone was discontinued, leading to a complete resolution of his visual hallucinations, and he was treated with mirtazapine for 6 months...
2017: Case Reports in Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28656117/obsessive-compulsive-disorder-associated-with-posterior-cranial-fossa-meningioma
#7
Nobuyuki Takeuchi, Etushi Kato, Kousuke Kanemoto
We report here a patient in whom the effects of a cerebellum mass may have led to development of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). A 33-year-old woman showed symptoms of OCD, including obsessive worry about infection from tainted blood and repetitive confirmation, which worsened during pregnancy. She had comprehension in regard to her illness and no evidence of cognitive dysfunction and did not meet other DSM-5 criteria such as depression. One month after giving childbirth, the symptoms worsened, while headache and dizziness also developed...
2017: Case Reports in Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642831/treatment-of-hypochondriasis-in-two-schizophrenia-patients-using-clozapine
#8
Antonio Tundo, Luca Proietti, Rocco de Filippis
Hypochondriasis (HYPO), an obsessive-compulsive spectrum disorder, is frequent in patients with schizophrenia (SCH) (20%), especially among those treated with clozapine (36.7%). Treatment options for OCS/OCD in patients under clozapine (CLZ) include combining clozapine with amisulpride/aripiprazole or a mood stabilizer, augmenting clozapine with a serotoninergic reuptake inhibitor, adding cognitive behavioural therapy, and gradually reducing dosage. No treatments have been proposed for HYPO in patients using clozapine so we examine these options in 2 cases and report the results...
2017: Case Reports in Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634565/home-based-telepsychiatry-in-us-urban-area
#9
Alireza Amirsadri, Jaclynne Burns, Albert Pizzuti, Cynthia L Arfken
Telepsychiatry expands access to psychiatric care. However, telepsychiatry for elderly adults is only reimbursed in the US if the patient is assessed while in a clinical setting. This case study presents a homebound older woman previously hospitalized for schizophrenia who had not seen a psychiatrist in over 20 years. Care was provided with hybrid telepsychiatry (team-based practice with social worker traveling to the home with electronic tablet for connection with psychiatrist). The intervention resulted in detecting unrecognized depression and complex trauma...
2017: Case Reports in Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626596/management-of-severe-developmental-regression-in-an-autistic-child-with-a-1q21-3-microdeletion-and-self-injurious-blindness
#10
Cora Cravero, Vincent Guinchat, Jean Xavier, Camille Meunier, Lautaro Diaz, Cyril Mignot, Diane Doummar, Sandra Chantot-Bastaraud, Angèle Consoli, David Cohen
We report the case of a young boy with nonverbal autism and intellectual disability, with a rare de novo 1q21.3 microdeletion. The patient had early and extreme self-injurious behaviours that led to blindness, complicated by severe developmental regression. A significant reduction in the self-injurious behaviours and the recovery of developmental dynamics were attained in a multidisciplinary neurodevelopmental inpatient unit. Improvement was obtained after managing all causes of somatic pains, using opiate blockers and stabilizing the patient's mood...
2017: Case Reports in Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28573061/pseudologia-fantastica-in-the-emergency-department-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#11
Robyn Thom, Polina Teslyar, Rohn Friedman
Psychiatrists commonly encounter deception in the emergency department. This article presents the case of a patient who presents to the emergency department with an unusual and elaborate web of deceptions along multiple themes including feigning medical illness, multiple losses, and grandiose academic and athletic achievements. We review the clinical characteristics of pseudologia fantastica and discuss how this patient's constellation of malingering, factitious disorder, and personality disorder suggests this diagnosis...
2017: Case Reports in Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28567321/neuropsychiatric-manifestations-in-a-patient-with-panhypopituitarism
#12
Oluwole Jegede, Ajouka Jeyakumar, Thyarapan Balakumar, Alyssa Raghu, Katherine I Chang, Katarina Soewono, Mario Gustave, Ayodeji Jolayemi
We present a case of an incidental diagnosis of panhypopituitarism in a 68-year-old African American man admitted to our psychiatric inpatient unit with symptoms suggestive of schizophrenia. The case was unusual as a first-episode psychosis given the patient's age. In the course of his admission, the patient's clinical condition deteriorated culminating in a sudden altered mental status which prompted a transfer to the medical floors and further investigations. A head CT scan and a pituitary MRI revealed a near total resection of the pituitary while laboratory investigations revealed hyponatremia and a grossly low hormone profile...
2017: Case Reports in Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28553554/a-case-of-sporadic-creutzfeldt-jakob-disease-presenting-as-conversion-disorder
#13
Nikhil Yegya-Raman, Rehan Aziz, Daniel Schneider, Anthony Tobia, Megan Leitch, Onyi Nwobi
Background. Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease is a rare disorder of the central nervous system. Its initial diagnosis may be obscured by its variable presentation. This case report illustrates the complexity of diagnosing this disease early in the clinical course, especially when the initial symptoms may be psychiatric. It offers a brief review of the literature and reinforces a role for consultation psychiatry services. Methods. PUBMED/MEDLINE was searched using the terms "Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease", "psychiatric symptoms", "conversion disorder", "somatic symptom disorder", "functional movement disorder", and "functional neurologic disorder"...
2017: Case Reports in Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28396815/catatonia-secondary-to-sudden-clozapine-withdrawal-a-case-with-three-repeated-episodes-and-a-literature-review
#14
John Bilbily, Betsy McCollum, Jose de Leon
A literature search identified 9 previously published cases that were considered as possible cases of catatonia secondary to sudden clozapine withdrawal. Two of these 9 cases did not provide enough information to make a diagnosis of catatonia according to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual, 5th Edition (DSM-5). The Liverpool Adverse Drug Reaction (ADR) Causality Scale was modified to assess ADRs secondary to drug withdrawal. From the 7 published cases which met DSM-5 catatonia criteria, using the modified scale, we established that 3 were definitive and 4 were probable cases of catatonia secondary to clozapine withdrawal...
2017: Case Reports in Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28367347/delusional-disorder-erotomanic-type-exacerbated-by-social-media-use
#15
Justin Faden, Jonathan Levin, Ronak Mistry, Jessica Wang
Erotomania is an uncommon form of delusional disorder in which an individual has an unfounded belief that another is in love with him. Previous case reports have shown that social media networks may play a role in worsening delusional beliefs. We report the case of a 24-year-old male college student that utilized social media to stalk a female college student, resulting in his suspension from school and hospitalization. The student was diagnosed with delusional disorder, erotomanic type, and started on risperidone...
2017: Case Reports in Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28367346/gland-new-psychosis-new-onset-adult-psychosis-with-suicidal-ideation-and-attempt-in-the-setting-of-thyroid-storm
#16
Esteban Cota, Jacob Lentz
We present a case of new onset psychosis in the setting of thyroid storm in a woman with no previous psychiatric history. The patient presented with ongoing suicidal ideation, a suicide attempt that was interrupted by her husband, and audio and visual hallucinations. The patient was placed on a psychiatric hold and treated for thyrotoxicosis as well as psychosis. Treatment of the thyroid hormone overload resulted in a rapid resolution of her symptoms; she was discharged in excellent condition, and she has had no repeat hallucinations or self-injury ideation or attempts since...
2017: Case Reports in Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28348911/a-case-of-persistent-generalized-retrograde-autobiographical-amnesia-subsequent-to-the-great-east-japan-earthquake-in-2011
#17
Yuji Odagaki
Functional retrograde autobiographical amnesia is often associated with physical and/or psychological trauma. On 11 March 2011, the largest earthquake on record in Japan took place, and subsequent huge tsunami devastated the Pacific coast of northern Japan. This case report describes a patient suffering from retrograde episodic-autobiographical amnesia for whole life, persisting for even more than five years after the disaster. A Japanese man, presumably in his 40s, got police protection in April 2016 but was unable to respond to question about his own name...
2017: Case Reports in Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326218/course-of-neuropsychiatric-symptoms-during-flares-of-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-sle
#18
Gareth Garrett, Nicola Ambrose, Zaib Davids, Dorothea Bindman
We present the case of a seventeen-year-old girl who presents with an interesting course of neuropsychiatric symptoms during several flares of SLE. The patient was diagnosed at the age of thirteen and has had four flares in total. The latter two flares included cutaneous and neuropsychiatric symptoms. The most recent flare occurred when she was aged seventeen. She had cutaneous symptoms which coincided with an episode of hypomania. Her mental state further deteriorated following steroid treatment. She exhibited affective and psychotic symptoms...
2017: Case Reports in Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28261514/psychosis-in-a-15-year-old-female-with-herpes-simplex-encephalitis-in-a-background-of-mannose-binding-lecithin-deficiency
#19
Kenneth Asogwa, Kwame Buabeng, Amarjit Kaur
Historically, psychotic disorder has been associated with viral infection. Herpes simplex infections and Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) among other viral infections have been implicated in psychotic disorder. Of note in this case report is psychotic disorder that occurred following reactivation of herpes simplex infection in a background of mannose-binding lecithin (MBL) deficiency, childhood EBV infection, and severe psychosocial stress. Herpes simplex encephalitis (HSE) remains a significant cause of morbidity and mortality despite advancement in its treatment with intravenous acyclovir...
2017: Case Reports in Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28251011/-being-with-a-buddha-a-case-report-of-methoxetamine-use-in-a-united-states-veteran-with-ptsd
#20
Joan M Striebel, Emily E Nelson, Raj K Kalapatapu
Methoxetamine (MXE) is a ketamine analogue with a high affinity for the N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) receptor. MXE is a newly emerging designer drug of abuse and is widely available through on-line sources and is not detected by routine urine drug screens. In this report, we describe a United States (US) veteran with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and heavy polysubstance use, who injected high dose MXE for its calming effect. Given MXE's structural similarities to ketamine and recent work showing that ketamine reduces PTSD symptoms, we hypothesize that MXE alleviated this veteran's PTSD symptoms through action at the NMDA receptor and via influences on brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF)...
2017: Case Reports in Psychiatry
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