Enhanced Mental Health with Virtual Reality Mental Hygiene by a Veteran Suffering from PTSD
Case Rep Psychiatry. 2021 Jul 3;2021:5576233. doi: 10.1155/2021/5576233. eCollection 2021.ABSTRACTThis paper describes the application and feasibility of the use of Virtual Reality Mental Hygiene (VRMH) as a mean to reduce anxiety and stress in a Danish veteran suffering from posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and enduring personality change after a catastrophic experience. The results from this case study provide preliminary evidence that VRMH can be used as a mean to reduce arousal in patients with severe PTSD.PMID:34285821 | PMC:PMC8275405 | DOI:10.1155/2021/5576233 (Source: Case Reports in Psychiatry)
Source: Case Reports in Psychiatry - July 21, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Bo S √łndergaard Jensen Niels Andersen Jes Petersen Lene Nyboe Source Type: research

A Case of Hypersexuality in a Patient Receiving Aripiprazole for Schizophrenia
Case Rep Psychiatry. 2021 Jun 24;2021:5557211. doi: 10.1155/2021/5557211. eCollection 2021.ABSTRACTAripiprazole is an antipsychotic with partial agonist activity at the dopamine D2 receptor which may lead to compulsive behaviors including hypersexuality. The case presented is of a 24-year-old male with schizophrenia who developed hypersexuality symptoms after initiation of aripiprazole. Cessation of the aripiprazole led to a reduction in hypersexual behaviors. Clinicians should be aware of compulsive behaviors including hypersexuality with aripiprazole use and consider discontinuation of aripiprazole treatment in patients ...
Source: Case Reports in Psychiatry - July 14, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Lakshmi Priya Bini Moorthy Source Type: research

Deep Vein Thrombosis after Lithium Toxicity: A Report of Two Cases and Literature Review
We report here two cases of deep vein thrombosis that occurred in association with lithium toxicity. Lithium overdose was deemed to be the cause in only one of these cases; a patient in whom deep vein thrombosis occurred 11 days after identification of lithium toxicity. In the other patient, the deep vein thrombosis occurred 15 days after diagnosis of lithium toxicity; this patient was not considered to have been overdosed. Both patients had other risk factors in addition to receiving lithium. We recommend monitoring D-dimer concentrations to facilitate early detection of deep vein thrombosis in patients with lithium toxic...
Source: Case Reports in Psychiatry - July 14, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Rintaro Sogawa Shuko Tobita Akira Monji Toru Murakawa-Hirachi Yoshito Mizoguchi Yuichiro Sakamoto Hiroyuki Irie Chisato Shimanoe Source Type: research

A Case of Hypersexuality in a Patient Receiving Aripiprazole for Schizophrenia
Case Rep Psychiatry. 2021 Jun 24;2021:5557211. doi: 10.1155/2021/5557211. eCollection 2021.ABSTRACTAripiprazole is an antipsychotic with partial agonist activity at the dopamine D2 receptor which may lead to compulsive behaviors including hypersexuality. The case presented is of a 24-year-old male with schizophrenia who developed hypersexuality symptoms after initiation of aripiprazole. Cessation of the aripiprazole led to a reduction in hypersexual behaviors. Clinicians should be aware of compulsive behaviors including hypersexuality with aripiprazole use and consider discontinuation of aripiprazole treatment in patients ...
Source: Case Reports in Psychiatry - July 14, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Lakshmi Priya Bini Moorthy Source Type: research

Deep Vein Thrombosis after Lithium Toxicity: A Report of Two Cases and Literature Review
We report here two cases of deep vein thrombosis that occurred in association with lithium toxicity. Lithium overdose was deemed to be the cause in only one of these cases; a patient in whom deep vein thrombosis occurred 11 days after identification of lithium toxicity. In the other patient, the deep vein thrombosis occurred 15 days after diagnosis of lithium toxicity; this patient was not considered to have been overdosed. Both patients had other risk factors in addition to receiving lithium. We recommend monitoring D-dimer concentrations to facilitate early detection of deep vein thrombosis in patients with lithium toxic...
Source: Case Reports in Psychiatry - July 14, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Rintaro Sogawa Shuko Tobita Akira Monji Toru Murakawa-Hirachi Yoshito Mizoguchi Yuichiro Sakamoto Hiroyuki Irie Chisato Shimanoe Source Type: research

A Case of Hypersexuality in a Patient Receiving Aripiprazole for Schizophrenia
Case Rep Psychiatry. 2021 Jun 24;2021:5557211. doi: 10.1155/2021/5557211. eCollection 2021.ABSTRACTAripiprazole is an antipsychotic with partial agonist activity at the dopamine D2 receptor which may lead to compulsive behaviors including hypersexuality. The case presented is of a 24-year-old male with schizophrenia who developed hypersexuality symptoms after initiation of aripiprazole. Cessation of the aripiprazole led to a reduction in hypersexual behaviors. Clinicians should be aware of compulsive behaviors including hypersexuality with aripiprazole use and consider discontinuation of aripiprazole treatment in patients ...
Source: Case Reports in Psychiatry - July 14, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Lakshmi Priya Bini Moorthy Source Type: research

Deep Vein Thrombosis after Lithium Toxicity: A Report of Two Cases and Literature Review
We report here two cases of deep vein thrombosis that occurred in association with lithium toxicity. Lithium overdose was deemed to be the cause in only one of these cases; a patient in whom deep vein thrombosis occurred 11 days after identification of lithium toxicity. In the other patient, the deep vein thrombosis occurred 15 days after diagnosis of lithium toxicity; this patient was not considered to have been overdosed. Both patients had other risk factors in addition to receiving lithium. We recommend monitoring D-dimer concentrations to facilitate early detection of deep vein thrombosis in patients with lithium toxic...
Source: Case Reports in Psychiatry - July 14, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Rintaro Sogawa Shuko Tobita Akira Monji Toru Murakawa-Hirachi Yoshito Mizoguchi Yuichiro Sakamoto Hiroyuki Irie Chisato Shimanoe Source Type: research

A Case of Hypersexuality in a Patient Receiving Aripiprazole for Schizophrenia
Case Rep Psychiatry. 2021 Jun 24;2021:5557211. doi: 10.1155/2021/5557211. eCollection 2021.ABSTRACTAripiprazole is an antipsychotic with partial agonist activity at the dopamine D2 receptor which may lead to compulsive behaviors including hypersexuality. The case presented is of a 24-year-old male with schizophrenia who developed hypersexuality symptoms after initiation of aripiprazole. Cessation of the aripiprazole led to a reduction in hypersexual behaviors. Clinicians should be aware of compulsive behaviors including hypersexuality with aripiprazole use and consider discontinuation of aripiprazole treatment in patients ...
Source: Case Reports in Psychiatry - July 14, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Lakshmi Priya Bini Moorthy Source Type: research

Deep Vein Thrombosis after Lithium Toxicity: A Report of Two Cases and Literature Review
We report here two cases of deep vein thrombosis that occurred in association with lithium toxicity. Lithium overdose was deemed to be the cause in only one of these cases; a patient in whom deep vein thrombosis occurred 11 days after identification of lithium toxicity. In the other patient, the deep vein thrombosis occurred 15 days after diagnosis of lithium toxicity; this patient was not considered to have been overdosed. Both patients had other risk factors in addition to receiving lithium. We recommend monitoring D-dimer concentrations to facilitate early detection of deep vein thrombosis in patients with lithium toxic...
Source: Case Reports in Psychiatry - July 14, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Rintaro Sogawa Shuko Tobita Akira Monji Toru Murakawa-Hirachi Yoshito Mizoguchi Yuichiro Sakamoto Hiroyuki Irie Chisato Shimanoe Source Type: research

A Case of Hypersexuality in a Patient Receiving Aripiprazole for Schizophrenia
Case Rep Psychiatry. 2021 Jun 24;2021:5557211. doi: 10.1155/2021/5557211. eCollection 2021.ABSTRACTAripiprazole is an antipsychotic with partial agonist activity at the dopamine D2 receptor which may lead to compulsive behaviors including hypersexuality. The case presented is of a 24-year-old male with schizophrenia who developed hypersexuality symptoms after initiation of aripiprazole. Cessation of the aripiprazole led to a reduction in hypersexual behaviors. Clinicians should be aware of compulsive behaviors including hypersexuality with aripiprazole use and consider discontinuation of aripiprazole treatment in patients ...
Source: Case Reports in Psychiatry - July 14, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Lakshmi Priya Bini Moorthy Source Type: research

Deep Vein Thrombosis after Lithium Toxicity: A Report of Two Cases and Literature Review
We report here two cases of deep vein thrombosis that occurred in association with lithium toxicity. Lithium overdose was deemed to be the cause in only one of these cases; a patient in whom deep vein thrombosis occurred 11 days after identification of lithium toxicity. In the other patient, the deep vein thrombosis occurred 15 days after diagnosis of lithium toxicity; this patient was not considered to have been overdosed. Both patients had other risk factors in addition to receiving lithium. We recommend monitoring D-dimer concentrations to facilitate early detection of deep vein thrombosis in patients with lithium toxic...
Source: Case Reports in Psychiatry - July 14, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Rintaro Sogawa Shuko Tobita Akira Monji Toru Murakawa-Hirachi Yoshito Mizoguchi Yuichiro Sakamoto Hiroyuki Irie Chisato Shimanoe Source Type: research

A Case of Hypersexuality in a Patient Receiving Aripiprazole for Schizophrenia
Case Rep Psychiatry. 2021 Jun 24;2021:5557211. doi: 10.1155/2021/5557211. eCollection 2021.ABSTRACTAripiprazole is an antipsychotic with partial agonist activity at the dopamine D2 receptor which may lead to compulsive behaviors including hypersexuality. The case presented is of a 24-year-old male with schizophrenia who developed hypersexuality symptoms after initiation of aripiprazole. Cessation of the aripiprazole led to a reduction in hypersexual behaviors. Clinicians should be aware of compulsive behaviors including hypersexuality with aripiprazole use and consider discontinuation of aripiprazole treatment in patients ...
Source: Case Reports in Psychiatry - July 14, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Lakshmi Priya Bini Moorthy Source Type: research

Deep Vein Thrombosis after Lithium Toxicity: A Report of Two Cases and Literature Review
We report here two cases of deep vein thrombosis that occurred in association with lithium toxicity. Lithium overdose was deemed to be the cause in only one of these cases; a patient in whom deep vein thrombosis occurred 11 days after identification of lithium toxicity. In the other patient, the deep vein thrombosis occurred 15 days after diagnosis of lithium toxicity; this patient was not considered to have been overdosed. Both patients had other risk factors in addition to receiving lithium. We recommend monitoring D-dimer concentrations to facilitate early detection of deep vein thrombosis in patients with lithium toxic...
Source: Case Reports in Psychiatry - July 14, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Rintaro Sogawa Shuko Tobita Akira Monji Toru Murakawa-Hirachi Yoshito Mizoguchi Yuichiro Sakamoto Hiroyuki Irie Chisato Shimanoe Source Type: research

Augmentation of Antipsychotic Medications with Low-Dose Clozapine in Treatment-Resistant Schizophrenia-Case Reports and Discussion
Case Rep Psychiatry. 2021 Jun 19;2021:5525398. doi: 10.1155/2021/5525398. eCollection 2021.ABSTRACTTreatment resistance in schizophrenia is often encountered in clinical practice, with clozapine usually recommended as the appropriate therapy. However, where clozapine proves ineffective or cannot be tolerated due to side effects, treatment options are limited. In patients within forensic mental health services, residual symptomatology often presents a barrier to discharge and can have lasting effects on prospects for rehabilitation as well as risk to self and others. This paper presents a review of the relevant literature a...
Source: Case Reports in Psychiatry - July 9, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Zoe Harrison Owen Haeney William Brereton Source Type: research

An Argument for Expanding the Role of Pediatric Decision-Making and Preference in Child Abuse/Neglect Assessments and Plan
We present a case of a 12-year-old female who was involuntarily hospitalized for suicidal ideation after CPS responded to a report of her abuse by her mother. Despite continuously expressing fear of her mother and pleading to not be discharged home, CPS ultimately determined that the child was safe to return home to her abuser. The child's subsequent loss to follow-up puts the child's safety and long-term well-being into question. In this article, we discuss the current protocol of CPS reporting, investigation, and outcome. We also explore the roles of pediatric decision-making and forensic or custody evaluation when maltr...
Source: Case Reports in Psychiatry - July 9, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Rissa Fedora Becky Li Source Type: research

Augmentation of Antipsychotic Medications with Low-Dose Clozapine in Treatment-Resistant Schizophrenia-Case Reports and Discussion
Case Rep Psychiatry. 2021 Jun 19;2021:5525398. doi: 10.1155/2021/5525398. eCollection 2021.ABSTRACTTreatment resistance in schizophrenia is often encountered in clinical practice, with clozapine usually recommended as the appropriate therapy. However, where clozapine proves ineffective or cannot be tolerated due to side effects, treatment options are limited. In patients within forensic mental health services, residual symptomatology often presents a barrier to discharge and can have lasting effects on prospects for rehabilitation as well as risk to self and others. This paper presents a review of the relevant literature a...
Source: Case Reports in Psychiatry - July 9, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Zoe Harrison Owen Haeney William Brereton Source Type: research

An Argument for Expanding the Role of Pediatric Decision-Making and Preference in Child Abuse/Neglect Assessments and Plan
We present a case of a 12-year-old female who was involuntarily hospitalized for suicidal ideation after CPS responded to a report of her abuse by her mother. Despite continuously expressing fear of her mother and pleading to not be discharged home, CPS ultimately determined that the child was safe to return home to her abuser. The child's subsequent loss to follow-up puts the child's safety and long-term well-being into question. In this article, we discuss the current protocol of CPS reporting, investigation, and outcome. We also explore the roles of pediatric decision-making and forensic or custody evaluation when maltr...
Source: Case Reports in Psychiatry - July 9, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Rissa Fedora Becky Li Source Type: research

Augmentation of Antipsychotic Medications with Low-Dose Clozapine in Treatment-Resistant Schizophrenia-Case Reports and Discussion
Case Rep Psychiatry. 2021 Jun 19;2021:5525398. doi: 10.1155/2021/5525398. eCollection 2021.ABSTRACTTreatment resistance in schizophrenia is often encountered in clinical practice, with clozapine usually recommended as the appropriate therapy. However, where clozapine proves ineffective or cannot be tolerated due to side effects, treatment options are limited. In patients within forensic mental health services, residual symptomatology often presents a barrier to discharge and can have lasting effects on prospects for rehabilitation as well as risk to self and others. This paper presents a review of the relevant literature a...
Source: Case Reports in Psychiatry - July 9, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Zoe Harrison Owen Haeney William Brereton Source Type: research

An Argument for Expanding the Role of Pediatric Decision-Making and Preference in Child Abuse/Neglect Assessments and Plan
We present a case of a 12-year-old female who was involuntarily hospitalized for suicidal ideation after CPS responded to a report of her abuse by her mother. Despite continuously expressing fear of her mother and pleading to not be discharged home, CPS ultimately determined that the child was safe to return home to her abuser. The child's subsequent loss to follow-up puts the child's safety and long-term well-being into question. In this article, we discuss the current protocol of CPS reporting, investigation, and outcome. We also explore the roles of pediatric decision-making and forensic or custody evaluation when maltr...
Source: Case Reports in Psychiatry - July 9, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Rissa Fedora Becky Li Source Type: research

Augmentation of Antipsychotic Medications with Low-Dose Clozapine in Treatment-Resistant Schizophrenia-Case Reports and Discussion
Case Rep Psychiatry. 2021 Jun 19;2021:5525398. doi: 10.1155/2021/5525398. eCollection 2021.ABSTRACTTreatment resistance in schizophrenia is often encountered in clinical practice, with clozapine usually recommended as the appropriate therapy. However, where clozapine proves ineffective or cannot be tolerated due to side effects, treatment options are limited. In patients within forensic mental health services, residual symptomatology often presents a barrier to discharge and can have lasting effects on prospects for rehabilitation as well as risk to self and others. This paper presents a review of the relevant literature a...
Source: Case Reports in Psychiatry - July 9, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Zoe Harrison Owen Haeney William Brereton Source Type: research

An Argument for Expanding the Role of Pediatric Decision-Making and Preference in Child Abuse/Neglect Assessments and Plan
We present a case of a 12-year-old female who was involuntarily hospitalized for suicidal ideation after CPS responded to a report of her abuse by her mother. Despite continuously expressing fear of her mother and pleading to not be discharged home, CPS ultimately determined that the child was safe to return home to her abuser. The child's subsequent loss to follow-up puts the child's safety and long-term well-being into question. In this article, we discuss the current protocol of CPS reporting, investigation, and outcome. We also explore the roles of pediatric decision-making and forensic or custody evaluation when maltr...
Source: Case Reports in Psychiatry - July 9, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Rissa Fedora Becky Li Source Type: research

Posterior Reversible Encephalopathy Syndrome (PRES) in a Patient with Opioid Use Disorder
We report the case of a 36-year-old male with a history of heroin use disorder, who was admitted to our hospital for opioid withdrawal. CT head without contrast and MRI with and without gadolinium showed significant white matter disease in both cerebral hemispheres and cerebellum. He was diagnosed with Posterior Reversible Encephalopathy Syndrome secondary to heroin use and managed on the medical floor in collaboration with the neurology team. His clinical symptoms improved and he was discharged after six weeks. To our knowledge, this case did not present with the risk factors for PRES reported in the literature. For patie...
Source: Case Reports in Psychiatry - July 5, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Terence Tumenta Samuel Adeyemo Oluwatoyin Oladeji Oluwole Jegede Bordes Laurent Tolu Olupona Source Type: research

Iatrogenic Complications of Compulsory Treatment in a Patient Presenting with an Emotionally Unstable Personality Disorder and Self-Harm
Case Rep Psychiatry. 2021 May 27;2021:6615723. doi: 10.1155/2021/6615723. eCollection 2021.ABSTRACTAttempted suicide and deliberate self-harm are common and challenging presentations in the emergency department. A proportion of these patients refuse interventions and this presents the clinical, legal, and ethical dilemma as to whether treatment should be provided against their will. Multiple factors influence this decision. It is difficult to foresee the multitude and magnitude of complications that can arise once it has been decided to treat individuals who do not consent. This case illustrates a particularly complex chai...
Source: Case Reports in Psychiatry - June 17, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Charlotte Burrin Natasha Faye Daniels Rudolf N Cardinal Catherine Hayhurst David Christmas Jorge Zimbron Source Type: research

Body Dysmorphic Disorder Insights in an Inpatient Psychiatric Setting
Case Rep Psychiatry. 2021 May 19;2021:6636124. doi: 10.1155/2021/6636124. eCollection 2021.ABSTRACTBody dysmorphic disorder is a chronic disorder involving imagined or partial appearance defects that lead to significant impairment in everyday life. It is quite prevalent but remains a clinically underdiagnosed psychiatric condition especially in the inpatient psychiatric setting. Onset of body dysmorphic disorder typically begins in adolescence with subclinical symptoms. Over time, symptoms progress to patients meeting the full Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 5th edition (DSM-5) criteria. Severe cases...
Source: Case Reports in Psychiatry - June 11, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Zachary A Koenig Sarah Callaham Brittany Waltz Julie Bosley Raja Mogallapu Michael Ang-Rabanes Source Type: research

Agitation and Sugar Craving Related to Epilepsy Seizure
CONCLUSION: We consider inexplicable behavior or symptoms such as agitation and sugar craving may be related to epilepsy seizure. Therefore, it is important that these patients should be examined more closely with EEG to confirm or deny epilepsy.PMID:34055445 | PMC:PMC8112964 | DOI:10.1155/2021/9969854 (Source: Case Reports in Psychiatry)
Source: Case Reports in Psychiatry - May 31, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Rania Adel Hameed Mohammad Reza F Aghdam Source Type: research