Erotomania is a rare mental health condition that happens when someone is fixated on the idea that another person is intensely in love with them. The other person may be a celebrity, wealthy, or of a high social position. The condition is also known as De Clérambault’s syndrome.
Wiki Number: W076
Sex Ratio: M;W+
Symptoms: heightened temporal lobe asymmetry and greater volums of lateral ventricles
Progression: the delusion is more likely with women; but men more likely to become stalkers; person is imaginary or unattainable
Causes: obsession and stalking may be linked
Medications: bipolar or schizophrenia; alcoholism; severe loneliness; unsatiated homosexuality
Therapies: antipsychotics; electrocompulsive therapy; neurleptics and enforced separation
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- Pet-Assisted Therapy for Delirium and Agitation in Hospitalized Patients with Neurocognitive Impairment: A Review of Literatureby Abu Baker Sheikh on October 26, 2021
Delirium leading to agitation is a common issue in elderly people and patients with underlying neurocognitive impairment. Despite use of medications to treat agitation, polypharmacy is a major concern and might lead to multiple side effects in this patient population. Therefore, it is imperative to investigate non-pharmacological methods that can provide solutions to the problem. The objective of this review was to evaluate the impact of pet-assisted therapy on elderly patients, with a major...
- Neurocognitive, psychiatric, and substance use characteristics in a diverse sample of persons with OUD who are starting methadone or buprenorphine/naloxone in opioid treatment programsby Travis M Scott on October 25, 2021
CONCLUSIONS: Learning and memory impairment are highly prevalent in persons with OUD starting treatment with either methadone or buprenorphine/naloxone in OTPs. Depression and comorbid substance use are prevalent among these individuals, but neither impact learning or memory. However, depression is associated with neurocognitive impairment in other domains. These findings might allow clinicians to help persons with OUD starting OAT to develop compensatory strategies for learning and memory,...
- Is there a link between headache and cognitive disorders? A systematic reviewby J Devianne on October 25, 2021
CONCLUSION: The association between headaches and cognitive decline is underexplored. Future studies are needed to address the pathophysiological mechanisms to improve the treatment of these underestimated headaches.
- Update on Major Neurocognitive Disordersby Kristin C Jones on October 25, 2021
Dementia is a syndrome characterized by a gradually progressive course that spans a continuum from preclinical symptoms to major impairment in two or more cognitive domains with functional decline. In this review, the author examines some of the more common dementia syndromes from among dozens of different diseases. Findings show that as the U.S. population continues to age, the number of Americans with dementia is expected to rise drastically over the next several decades. This upsurge will...