Psychiatry

Mnemonic for DSM-V Criteria for Major Depressive Disorder

Remember the diagnostic criteria for Major Depressive Disorder using the useful mnemonic “SIG E CAPS”: Hope that mnemonic helped. Got a better mnemonic for the same? Let us know in the comments below.Also check out these useful medical mnemonics. More Mnemonics to make your life easier 🙂 Branches of Trigeminal Nerve pass through which Foramen? …

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Mnemonic for Primary vs. secondary vs. tertiary GAIN

How to remember the three different types of GAIN in psychiatry. Use this super useful mnemonic. Primary: patient’s psyche improved Secondary: symptom sympathy for patient Tertiary: therapist’s gain Hope that mnemonic helped. Got a better mnemonic for the same? Let us know in the comments below.Also check out these useful medical mnemonics. More Mnemonics to make your life easier 🙂 …

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Mnemonic for Cardinal Symptoms of Mania

A super useful mnemonic to remember the symptoms of Mania is DIG FAST. DIG FAST: Distractibility Indiscretion (DSM-IV’s “excessive involvement in pleasurable activities”) Grandiosity Flight of ideas Activity increase Sleep deficit (decreased need for sleep) Talkativeness (pressured speech) Hope that mnemonic helped. Got a better mnemonic for the same? Let us know in the comments …

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Mnemonic for Signs of Hallucinogen Intoxication

Remember the signs of Hallucinogen Intoxication using the mnemonic DISTORT. DISTORT Distorted vision Incoordination Sweating Tachycardia Opening (dilation) of the pupil Racing heart (palpitations) Tremor Hope that mnemonic helped. Got a better mnemonic for the same? Let us know in the comments below.Also check out these medical mnemonics Mnemonic for Common Causative Organisms of Urinary …

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Mnemonics for Differential Diagnosis of Generalized Anxiety Disorder

Remember the differential diagnosis of Generalized Anxiety Disorder using the mnemonic WATCHERS. WATCHERS Worry Anxiety Tension in muscles Concentration difficulty Hyperarousal (or irritability) Energy loss Restlessness Sleep disturbance Hope that mnemonic helped. Got a better mnemonic for the same? Let us know in the comments below.Also check out these medical mnemonics Mnemonic for Adverse effects …

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Mnemonics for Clinical Features of Wernicke-Korsakoff’s psychosis

Remember the clinical features of Wenicke-Korsakoff psychosis using the mnemonic COAT RACK. Wernicke’s encephalopathy (acute phase) Confusion Ophthalmoplegia Ataxia Thiamine tx. Korsakoff’s psychosis (chronic phase) Retrograde amnesia Anterograde amnesia Confabulation Korsakoff’s psychosis Hope that mnemonic helped. Got a better mnemonic for the same? Let us know in the comments below.Also check out these medical mnemonics …

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Mnemonic for Antidepressant discontinuation syndrome

Remember the features of Antidepressant discontinuation syndrome using the mnemonic FINISH. Flu-like symptoms Imbalance Nausea Insomnia Sensory disturbances Hyperarousal (anxiety/agitation) Hope that mnemonic helped. Got a better mnemonic for the same? Let us know in the comments below.Also check out these medical mnemonics Mnemonics for Differential Diagnosis of Hair Loss Mnemonics for features of Turner …

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Mnemonic to remember the side effects of Lithium

Side effects of Lithium can be memorized using the mnemonic HUSSEIN. HUSSEIN Hypothyroidism, High WBC count, Hyperreflexia, Hand tremor Upset Stomach Skin lesion (acne, psoriasis) Excessive thirst and increased urination, Epstein anomaly Impairment of cognition, Increase in body weight Nystagmus Hope that mnemonic helped. Got a better mnemonic for the same? Let us know in …

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Mnemonic for Symptoms and Signs of Dementia : 7A’s of Dememtia

Remember the clinical symptoms and signs of Dementia using the 7A’s of Dementia. Anosognosia – Ignorance of the presence of disease Agnosia – Inability to recognize objects by using the senses Aphasia – Loss of ability to speak or understand language Apraxia – Inability to perform purposeful movements Altered Perception – Misinterpretation of information from senses Apathy – Lacks interest in …

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