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The use of insulin to induce severe hypoglycemic states for the treatment of psychoses was introduced by Manfred Sakel in Vienna in 1933. The term "insulin shock" refers to the state of vasomotor collapse induced by this method. This chapter looks at the indications, preparatory,...
Techniques of operating upon the human brain for the relief of psychiatric disorder originated from pioneer work of the Swiss psychiatrist Burkhardt (1888), Moniz and Lima of Portugal (1936) and subsequent popularization of the procedure in the United States by Freeman and Watts. Even after...
This chapter looks at the use of drug therapies in treating mental disorders. A reference list of drugs and doses having principal effect on CNS is provided. (PsycInfo Database Record (c) 2022 APA, all rights reserved)
The remedial use of water for mental ills has its origin in the baths of ancient times and is today all too frequently neglected in the hospital management of psychiatric patients. Application may be direct as in tubs, showers, sprays, and douches or by means of compresses or packs. The...
Suicide is the leading cause of death among psychiatric patients. After detailing various suicide statistics, the chapter describes the management of suicidal patients. (PsycInfo Database Record (c) 2022 APA, all rights reserved)
Sudden catastrophes endangering or disrupting the physical world about us take their toll both in injury or death and in emotional disorder. Exposure to unexpected personal danger, to witnessing threatened or actual gruesome damage of loved ones, and experiencing separation from family and...
The role of the psychiatrist in the military setting is structured, defined, and limited by the needs and mission of the Armed Forces. Even more than in civilian practice, the needs of the social group are pre-eminent, whereas the expectations of the individual patient and the physician are...
This chapter examines aspects of forensic psychiatry. Topics discussed include commitment procedures, sexual offenses, mental incompetency, and marriage and divorce. (PsycInfo Database Record (c) 2022 APA, all rights reserved)
This chapter examines mental health and the role the psychiatrist. (PsycInfo Database Record (c) 2022 APA, all rights reserved)
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