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Diagnosis of Tourette?s syndrome may be challenging because it mimics many hyperkinetic disorders. Treatment can be behavioral, pharmacologic, or surgical, depending on the type and severity of symptoms, and can substantially improve quality of life and functioning in affected children.
Dec 15, 2007 Issue
Screening Instruments for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder [Point-of-Care Guides]
PTSD is a relatively common and disabling psychiatric condition with a lifetime prevalence of about 8 percent. The condition is not only triggered by combat, but also by natural disasters, accidents, and physical assault such as rape. Although a detailed diagnostic interview is the reference standar...
The somatoform disorders are a group of psychiatric disorders that cause unexplained physical symptoms. They include somatization disorder (involving multisystem physical symptoms), undifferentiated somatoform disorder (fewer symptoms than somatization disorder), conversion disorder (voluntary motor...
Schizophrenia is a debilitating mental illness that affects 1 percent of the population in all cultures. It affects equal numbers of men and women, but the onset is often later in women than in men. Schizophrenia is characterized by positive and negative symptoms. Positive symptoms include hallucina...
What are the effects of treatments in mild to moderate or severe depression? Which interventions reduce relapse rates? What are the effects of interventions to improve delivery of treatments?
Photo Quiz presents readers with a clinical challenge based on a photograph or other image.
What are the effects of preventive intervention and treatment?
Psychogenic nonepileptic seizures are episodes of movement, sensation, or behaviors that are similar to epileptic seizures but do not have a neurologic origin; rather, they are somatic manifestations of psychologic distress. Patients with psychogenic nonepileptic seizures frequently are misdiagnosed...
In adults, medications may improve the symptoms of social phobia in the short term, but their usefulness may be overstated because of publication bias. Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) have the strongest evidence of efficacy and the most favorable side-effect profile.
Case study: SJ is a 17-year-old boy brought in by his mother for a pre-college physical. His mother pulls you aside and shares a story from the local newspaper about a college freshman who committed suicide after the first week of school. She is anxious because of SJ’s history of “cutting himself” after her divorce years ago.