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Depression & Diabetes

Diabetes and depression are rapidly growing chronic health conditions that have significant negative impact upon the physical, psychological, social and occupational functioning, quality of life and often leads to socio-economic burden. Presence of both these comorbid diseases results in various short term and long term complications and increases the mortality as compared to those with …

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Neurological soft signs in schizophrenia.

As  the  field  of  psychiatry  has  been  advancing  gradually  over  the  time,  the  concepts  of  the  etiopathogenesis of the various psychiatric illnesses have  also  been  evolving  gradually.  The  advent  of  new  age  imaging  techniques  and  other  advanced investigation  methodologies  has  helped  the  search  for  the ever alluring causes of the psychiatric illnesses beyond  anything. However, …

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Rapid onset resistant dystonia with low dose of Levosulpiride.

Read this case report at The British Journal of Psychiatry JournalLevosulpiride is a substitute benzamide which is most commonly used as a prokinetic drug and atypical antipsychotic. The proposed mechanism is that, it blocks the presynaptic dopaminergic D2 receptors. The most common side effects are amenorrhoea, galactorrhoea and gynaecomastia1 and it can also cause extrapyramidal symptoms …

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