Lung Cancer with Brain Metastasis After Late-Onset Bipolar Disorder: A Case Report

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Lung Cancer with Brain Metastasis After Late-Onset Bipolar Disorder: A Case Report Background Bipolar disorder is a multifactorial illness with uncertain etiology and geriatric new-onset manic episodes are highly associated with secondary organic causes. The presented case demonstrates the importance of excluding secondary causes during the entire disease course.  Overview Bipolar disorder is a

Diagnostic Error Causing Cases of Cytopenia

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Diagnostic Error Causing Cases of Cytopenia Summary  Many psychotropic drugs are known to cause cytopenia after increasing dosage or during the beginning of treatment. Cytopenia can also be caused by other conditions such as leukemia. These two case reports report on cases of cytopenia which happened during adjustment of psychotropic mediations in

Spence Children’s Anxiety Scale Validation

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Validation of Spence Children's Anxiety Scale ANXIETY IN CHILDREN In Europe, anxiety disorders are highly prevalent and impairing conditions among children and adolescents. Up to 18 - 20% of youth in the general population presenting to primary care clinics report some internalizing problem. Previous studies showed that anxiety disorders start at an early

Koolen-de Vries Case Study

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Koolen-de Vries syndrome in a 63-year-old woman: a review of the adult phenotype Koolen-de Vries syndrome (KdVS): An Introduction Also known as the 17q21.31 microdeletion syndrome, Koolen-de Vries syndrome (KdVS) was first described in 2006 in individuals with intellectual disabilities and organ abnormalities. KdVS was initially described in association with recurrent microdeletion

Suicidal Ideation and Somatic Treatments

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Suicidal Ideation and Somatic Treatments According to the recent World Health Organization data, more than 700,000 people die to suicide every year. It is a serious public health epidemic that should be given a solution. Because in spite of increased awareness, it’s still a major problem not just in the US

Study on Pavlovian Fear Conditioning and Fear Reversal in OCD Patients

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Study on Pavlovian Fear Conditioning and Fear Reversal in OCD Patients Background Pavlovian fear conditioning mechanisms are often used to explain different situations in psychopathology. They are specifically used to explain the etiology and maintenance of fear symptoms which makes them important factors in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). Patients are taught that

Anxiety Scales in Lewy Body Disease

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Anxiety Scales in Lewy Body Disease Background Anxiety disorders and symptoms are frequent in Lewy Body Disease (LBD) and many scales are available to assess its severity.  Yet, there is little consensus on which scale best evaluates anxiety across LBD patients. Objective Comparing the convergent validity of commonly used anxiety scales across synuclein-based diseases. Lewy

Technology-assisted methadone take-home dosing for patients with opioid use disorder

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Technology-assisted methadone take-home dosing for patients with opioid use disorder Methadone maintenance treatment (MMT) is the most prevalent and effective treatment for opioid dependence. Sometimes, ‘take home’ privileges are offered to patients with Opioid Use Disorder (OUD); however, it is limited to the patients with regular clinical and counseling attendance, and

Lung Cancer with Brain Metastasis After Late-Onset Bipolar Disorder: A Case Report