Sunday, March 21, 2010

Connect this picture to Psychiatry #medtweeps #quiz #psychiatry


Nizam Raj Banerjee said...

the patient is suffering from lycanthropy in which a patient believes he or she is, or has transformed into, an animal and behaves accordingly.

a differential diagnosis- i will include hypertrichosis (or warewolf syndrome) but i dont think this is a psychiatric disorder.

docspike said...

Ya...its Lycanthropy...a symptom complex/delusion in which one imagines oneself to be a wolf or other wild animal(werewolves shown in movies)
Features include-
Delusions of werewolf transformation under
extreme stress.
Reference to obsessive need to frequent graveyards and
Primitive expression of aggressive and sexual urges in the
form of bestiality.
Preoccupation with religious phenomenology, including
feeling victimized by the evil eye.

diagnosis for lycanthropy-
1) schizophrenia
2) organic brain syndrome with psychosis
3) psychotic depressive reaction
4) hysterical neurosis of the dissociative type
5) manic-depressive psychosis
6)psychomotor epilepsy