By Niraj Ahuja
The fast textbook of psychiatry goals to supply a quick but complete account of psychiatric issues and their allied points. whereas striving to make the publication uncomplicated and easy-to-follow, an try out has been made to maintain the ebook aligned to the latest advancements in type, terminology and therapy tools.
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The normal memory impairment in old age is called as benign senescent forgetfulness. 2. Delirium: The syndromes of delirium and dementia may overlap. 3 for a comparison of clinical features. 23 3. Depressive pseudodementia: Depression in the elderly patients may mimic dementia clinically. 4). Identification of depression is very important as it is far more easily treatable than dementia. The depressed patients often complain of memory impairment, difficulty in sustaining attention and concentration, and reduced intellectual capacity.
Dependence syndrome, and 4. Harmful use. Acute Intoxication According to the ICD-10, acute intoxication is a transient condition following the administration of alcohol or other psychoactive substance, resulting in disturbances in level of consciousness, cognition, perception, affect or behaviour, or other psychophysiological functions and responses. This is usually associated with high blood levels of the drug. However, in certain cases where the threshold is low (due to a serious medical illness such as chronic renal failure or idiosyncratic sensitivity) even a low dose may lead to intoxication.
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A Short Textbook of Psychiatry: 20th Year Edition by Niraj Ahuja