Wiki Number: PW179-(This is a long and thorough article in Wikipedia. To be fair, please read the article entirely.)
Diagnosis: Psychotic Disorder-Psychosis
US Patients: 15% have auditory hallucinations; visual 55% of those with psychosis;
Brain Area: Dopamine matters.//Catatonia-physically agitated state; gray matter (interpreting life) is less; affects most brain areas.
Symptoms: Contrasting real and not real with hallucinations, delusions, incoherent speech, inappropriate behaviors & thought disorganization
Progression; auditory hallucinations now more common than visual ones; persecutory and grandure are the most common among delusions
Causes: schizophrenia, bipolar, sleep deprivation, drugs, alcohol and pot, substance abuse, childhood trauma,
Therapies: social support
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- Social and occupational outcomes for young people who attend early intervention mental health services: a longitudinal studyby Frank Iorfino on October 19, 2021
CONCLUSIONS: Two in three young people with emerging mental disorders did not experience meaningful improvement in social and occupational functioning during two years of early intervention care. Most functional trajectories were also quite volatile, indicating the need for dynamic service models that emphasise multidisciplinary interventions and measurement-based care.
- Magnitude and variability of structural brain abnormalities in neuropsychiatric disease: protocol for a network meta-analysis of MRI studiesby Robert McCutcheon on April 14, 2021
INTRODUCTION: Structural MRI is the most frequently used method to investigate brain volume alterations in neuropsychiatric disease. Previous meta-analyses have typically focused on a single diagnosis, thereby precluding transdiagnostic comparisons.
- The Sense of Self Over Time: Assessing Diachronicity in Dissociative Identity Disorder, Psychosis and Healthy Comparison Groupsby Martin J Dorahy on February 26, 2021
Dissociative experiences have been associated with diachronic disunity. Yet, this work is in its infancy. Dissociative identity disorder (DID) is characterized by different identity states reporting their own relatively continuous sense of self. The degree to which patients in dissociative identity states experience diachronic unity (i.e., sense of self over time) has not been empirically explored. This study examined the degree to which patients in dissociative identity states experienced...
- Predicting self-harm within six months after initial presentation to youth mental health services: A machine learning studyby Frank Iorfino on December 31, 2020
CONCLUSION: Prediction models for self-harm may have utility to identify a large sub population who would benefit from further assessment and targeted (low intensity) interventions. Such models could enhance health service approaches to identify and reduce self-harm, a considerable source of distress, morbidity, ongoing health care utilisation and mortality.