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The day that I gave Psychiatry Exam

Like every other day, I woke up in the morning. A couple of days ago, that is what I thought would happen. Unfortunately, 2 crazy girls Frida and her friend N.

Did curiosity bite you in the butt and made you wonder who is this N person? Don’t worry, you are not the only one. I’m sure I’d be curious too, if I did not already know who it is. Lets just say it is an absolutely mind-blowing girl who asked me not to publish her name on the blog (By now, I’m sure you have this inner urge to stalk her. That applies only to caligynephiles). Using that word just made me feel good.

Since they convinced me to do an all night psychiatry revision, I did not sleep last night, If only I’d have realised that psychiatry can be really boring and disgusting when you read at 3 ~ 6 AM, I’d have went to sleep like every other day. By the time I realised what I’ve got myself into, I was well past the time where I could have had some sleep.

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Thought disorders – part 2

Disorders of the possession and the content of thought

Delusion

False belief, based on incorrect inference about external reality, that is firmly held despite objective and obvious contradictory proof or evidence and despite the fact that other members of the culture do not share the belief and cannot be corrected by reasoning.
(unspecific productive symptom of different psychoses)

Overvalued idea

False or unreasonable belief or idea that is sustained beyond the bounds of reason and of great personal value (may not be absolutely false but inadequately significant). It is held with less intensity or duration than a delusion but is usually associated with mental illness.
(productive disorder of subpsychotic level, typical for paranoid disorder of personality)

 

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Thought disorders – part 1

Disorders of the form and the stream of thought

Racing thoughts:

The subjective experience of one’s thoughts occurring rapidly, each though being associated with a wider range of consequent ideas than normal and with inability to remain on one idea for any length of time (distracted and chaotic speech). Occurs in manic episodes, sometimes referred as pressure of thought

Inhibition of thought:

Slow thinking with poor associations, patient answers in one word and fails to understand complex sentences (Symptom of depression or clouding of consciousness)

Circumstantial thinking(stiffness):

A thought disorder where the irrelevant details and digressions overwhelm the direction of the verbal representation of the thought process. Eventually the goal of the thought is reached. It is characterised by over inclusion of details and remarks. It can be a symptom of mania, epileptic personality changes, and obsessive-compulsive personality disorder.
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