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    Cool psychiatry mnemonics

    Depression: major depression criteria
    DEAD SWAMP:
    Depressed mood most of the day
    Energy loss or fatigue
    Anhedonia
    Death thoughts (recurrent), suicidal ideation or attempts
    Sleep disturbances (insomnia, hypersomnia)
    Worthlessness or excessive guilt
    Appetite or weight change
    Mentation decreased (ability to think or concentrate, indecisiveness)
    Psychomotor agitation or retardation

    Schizophrenia: negative features
    4 A's:
    Ambivalence
    Affective incongruence
    Associative loosening
    Autism

    Erikson's developmental stages
    "The sad tale of Erikson Motors":
    ∑ The stages in order by age group:
    Mr. Trust and MsTrust had an auto they were ashamed of. She took the initiative to find the guilty party. She found the industry was inferior. They were making cars with dents [identity] and rolling fuses [role confusion]. Mr. N.T. Macy [intimacy] isolated the problem, General TVT absorbed the cost. In the end, they found the tires were just gritty and the should have used de- spare!

    Conduct disorder vs. Antisocial personality disorder
    Conduct disorder is seen in Children.
    Antisocial personality disorder is seen in Adults.

    Parasomnias: time of onset
    SLeep terrors and SLeepwalking occur during SLow-wave sleep (stages 3 & 4).
    NightmaRE occurs during REM sleep (and is REMembered).

    Depression: symptoms and signs (DSM-IV criteria)
    AWESOME:
    Affect flat
    Weight change (loss or gain)
    Energy, loss of
    Sad feelings/ Suicide thoughts or plans or attempts/ Sexual inhibition/ Sleep change (loss or excess)/ Social withdrawal
    Others (guilt, loss of pleasure, hopeless)
    Memory loss
    Emotional blunting

    Biological symptoms in psychiatry
    SCALED:
    Sleep disturbance
    Concentration
    Appetite
    Libido
    Energy
    Diurnal mood variation

    Psychiatric review of symptoms
    "Depressed Patients Seem Anxious, So Claim Psychiatrists":
    Depression and other mood disorders (major depression, bipolar disorder, dysthymia)
    Personality disorders (primarily borderline personality disorder)
    Substance abuse disorders
    Anxiety disorders (panic disorder with agoraphobia, obssessive-compulsive disorder)
    Somatization disorder, eating disorders (these two disorders are combined because both involve disorders of bodily perception)
    Cognitive disorders (dementia, delirium)
    Psychotic disorders (schizophrenia, delusional disorder and psychosis accompanying depression, substance abuse or dementia)

    Depression
    UNHAPPINESS:
    Understandable (such as bereavement, major stresses)
    Neurotic (high anxiety personalities, negative parental upbringing
    Hypochondriasis
    Agitation (usually organic causes such as dementia
    Pseudodementia
    Pain
    Importuniing (whingeing, complaining)
    Nihilistic
    Endogenous
    Secondary (ie cancer at the head of the pancreas, bronchogenic cancer)
    Syndromal
    Depression: melancholic features (DSM IV)
    MELANcholic:
    Morning worsening of symptoms/ psychoMotor agitation, retardation/ early Morning wakening
    Excessive guilt
    Loss of emotional reactivity
    ANorexia/ ANhedonia
    Alap Christy
    life is an empty bowl

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    Very good. Thanks!

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    Depression
    PISS CAGE

    Psychomotor movíts,
    ↓interest,
    suicidal,
    ↓↑sleep
    ↓concentration,
    ↓↑appetite,
    Guilt,
    ↓energy



    Suicide risk factors
    SAD PERSON

    Sex / single / sickness,
    age,
    depression
    Previous attempt,
    EtOH,
    reality testing,
    social support,
    organised plan,
    note / no spouse
    Thank you GOD

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