Managing Bipolar Disease Complicated with Psychosis in Conjunction with Polypharmacy, Parkinson's Disease, and Multiple Comorbidities
Case Rep Psychiatry. 2022 May 5;2022:3813929. doi: 10.1155/2022/3813929. eCollection 2022.ABSTRACTThe lifelong prevalence of bipolar disorder in adults, including subsyndromal forms, has increased over the years in the United States. By contrast, neurodegenerative diseases such as Parkinson's disease have demonstrated an age-related rise in prevalence. As the global population manages to live longer thanks to sociomedical developments, it is expected to observe a rise in the occurrence of comorbid neuropsychiatric disorders. Herein, we present the case and management regimen of a 51-year-old female patient with multiple co...
Source: Case Reports in Psychiatry - May 16, 2022 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Ricardo Irizarry Ariel Sosa Gomez Simeon Miles Jean Tamayo Acosta Source Type: research

Shared Psychotic Disorder in Old Age: Syndrome of Folie à Deux
CONCLUSION: FAD has a long history but it is still an unconventional psychiatric diagnosis. This case report sheds light on the clinical features and how to set proper treatment strategies. While the phenomenon of FAD in old age may not be as rare as previously thought, the literature remains scarce.PMID:35548660 | PMC:PMC9085334 | DOI:10.1155/2022/8811140 (Source: Case Reports in Psychiatry)
Source: Case Reports in Psychiatry - May 13, 2022 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Q Schopfer M Eshmawey Source Type: research

Suicide versus Accidental Death by Autoerotic Asphyxiation in a Patient Receiving Intravenous Ketamine for Depression
CONCLUSIONS: Though we are uncertain about the patient's cause of death, this case provides an opportunity to highlight important gaps in our understanding of the suicide-related risks of subanesthetic intravenous ketamine treatment for mood disorders and suicidality.PMID:35528868 | PMC:PMC9072044 | DOI:10.1155/2022/1104668 (Source: Case Reports in Psychiatry)
Source: Case Reports in Psychiatry - May 9, 2022 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Jeremy Weleff Kelly Bryant Alexsandra Kovacevich Brian S Barnett Source Type: research

Folie à Deux in the Setting of COVID-19 Quarantine
Case Rep Psychiatry. 2022 Apr 20;2022:2046436. doi: 10.1155/2022/2046436. eCollection 2022.ABSTRACTWe relay the case of a middle-aged male and his mother, an elderly female, who presented with folie à deux in the context of shared delusions of persecution and somatization during the COVID-19 quarantine period. The delusions were described as electric microwave shocks being transmitted to their internal organs by neighbors, followed by somatic symptoms of palpitations, headaches, and a shock-like perception. To the best of our knowledge, there have not been any reports that describe the development of folie à deux in the ...
Source: Case Reports in Psychiatry - May 2, 2022 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Maxsaya Baez Nu ñez Ezequiel Rodriguez Matthew DeLuca Krishan Chirimunj Monica Dhingra Source Type: research

Psychiatry Meets Cardiology: A Case Report on the Need for Mental Health Assessment in the Evaluation of Cardiovascular Symptoms
Case Rep Psychiatry. 2022 Apr 21;2022:5415196. doi: 10.1155/2022/5415196. eCollection 2022.ABSTRACTCardiovascular symptoms like chest pain and palpitations are among the commonest reasons for outpatient hospital visits. Physician preoccupation with ruling out sinister cardiological diagnoses often results in a failure to recognise mental health-related disorders, which account for over 40% of such cases, especially among young women. These disorders can independently cause cardiovascular symptoms or worsen preexisting cardiovascular disease, worsening morbidity. The pathophysiology of mental stress-induced myocardial ischa...
Source: Case Reports in Psychiatry - May 2, 2022 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Kofi Tekyi Asamoah Richard Dei-Asamoa Source Type: research

A Case Study Using a Behavioural Contract in Alcohol Dependence within a Crisis Home Treatment Team
Case Rep Psychiatry. 2022 Apr 19;2022:6796380. doi: 10.1155/2022/6796380. eCollection 2022.ABSTRACTIn this case study, we present a novel approach to care within a Home Treatment Team, using a behavioural contract. This is a signed, written agreement that targets specific behaviours for change. The concept draws on social learning theory in that it requires social interaction and a relationship to work. In psychiatric settings, the behavioural contract often finds use in Democratic Therapeutic Communities but rarely in crisis or acute services. In this case study, we attempted to use a behavioural contract within our Home ...
Source: Case Reports in Psychiatry - May 2, 2022 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Andrew John Howe Cholan Anandarajah Source Type: research