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Suicide is death resulting from an intentional, self-inflicted act, with evidence (either explicit, such as a note that clearly communicates the person’s expectation of death,…Explore more Musician and Suicide – The science behind
Folstein Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE): Mnemonic
ORARL, 5-3-5-3-9 1. Orientation: Time (5 points – 1 for each correct): What is the: (year) (season) (date) (day) (month)? Place (5 points – 1 for…Explore more Folstein Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE): Mnemonic
How to talk to your kids about drugs ?
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Antidepressants Made Easy
Tricyclic Antidepressants (TCA) Mnemonic: -pramine, -triptyline, -pin Secondary amines: predominantly norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors Nor-triptyline Desi-pramine Tertiary amines: Ami-triptyline Imi-pramine Clomi-pramine Doxe-pin Irreversible MAO Inhibitors Mnemonic:…Explore more Antidepressants Made Easy
Substance abuse vs Substance dependence
Both of these substance use disorders are maladpative patterns of substance use, leading to clinically significant impairment/distress but defined by separate criteria. Substance abuse ≥1…Explore more Substance abuse vs Substance dependence
Depression Criteria Mnemonic
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A Case of Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome: A Quick Approach
A 15 year girl started complaining of strange feelings 3 weeks back. She started behaving weirdly and complained her mother that she could hear inanimate…Explore more A Case of Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome: A Quick Approach