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Saturday, November 26, 2011

Jerusalem syndrome

From the youtube summary: 

The Jerusalem syndrome is a group of mental phenomena involving the presence of either religiously themed obsessive ideas, delusions, or other psychosis-like experiences that are triggered by a visit to the city of Jerusalem.
It is not endemic to one single religion or denomination but has affected Jews, Christians, and Muslims of many different backgrounds.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Rare and Unusual Psychiatric Syndromes

Great find by Deb!

Number 2 explains Capgras syndrome, a disorder which is characterized by a person's delusional belief that an acquaintance (usually a spouse or close family member) has been replaced by an identical looking imposter.

Here's a clip of a patient with Capgras syndrome:
David even believed the house he was living in was an imitation of his real house!

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Telepsychiatry in Australia

Telepsychiatry is the use of communications technology to provide psychiatric services from a distance. 
Its application has provided a tremendous boost in mental health services to remote communities. 

Here, you get glimpse of telepsychiatry in Australia, an international leader in the field. The limitations and advantages of using telepsychiatry were well explained here (click the red title to access it)