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Stroke Following Attempted Suicide

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Mauro Silva, et. al.
Published on 17.04.2024
Mauro Silva<sup>a</sup>
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Strokes following a suicide attempt are rare and seem to affect younger patients presenting with more severe strokes and higher medium-term mortality. While carotid dissection emerged as the predominant cause, several other stroke mechanisms have been identified.
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Nicolas Nagysomkuti Mertse, et. al.
Published on 17.04.2024
Nicolas Nagysomkuti Mertse
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In this report, we present the case of a talented anorectic patient whose artistic expression of his anorexia gave us an exceptional insight into the pain he experienced. Based on his artwork, we designed an illustrated visual analogue scale (VAS) that allowed us to assess the control of the disease over his mind and thus the clinical progress from a psychotherapeutic point of view. By comparing the progression of the VAS with the Body Mass Index (BMI), we were able to identify the tipping point at which the patient regained control and provide targeted support to maintain it, perceived as very helpful by the patient. A VAS assessing anorexia's control over the mind is a simple and readily available tool that factors in the psychiatric background of the disease. It could be a good complement to the BMI as a clinical outcome parameter and should be further explored.

Charles Bonsack, et. al.
Published on 17.04.2024
Charles Bonsack
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La psychiatrie sociale a-t-elle encore un sens et un avenir? Le professeur Charles Bonsack, du Centre hospitalier universitaire vaudois et de l’Université de Lausanne, président de la Société suisse de psychiatrie sociale (so-psy.ch), répond à nos questions.

Philippe Pfeifer, et. al.
Published on 17.04.2024
Philippe Pfeifer
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Gemäss einer Schätzung der Schweizerischen Vereinigung Psychiatrischer Chefärztinnen und Chefärzte (SVPC) und niedergelassener Psychiater:innen läuft die Schweiz Gefahr, ab etwa dem Jahr 2030 substantiell zu wenig in der Praxis niedergelassene Psychiater:innen zu haben. Dies steht im Gegensatz zu internationalen Trends, die ein zunehmendes Interesse von Kandidat:innen am Fach Psychiatrie und Psychotherapie verzeichnen.

Andreas Steck
Published on 17.04.2024
Andreas Steck

Autoimmune encephalitis (AE) is the most common form of encephalitis of noninfectious etiology and is caused by autoantibodies targeting different neural epitopes. AE classically presents as a syndrome of rapidly progressive encephalopathy with memory deficits, altered mental status and/or psychiatric symptoms.

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Published on 17.04.2024
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Ma maman, une suissesse, issue de la bourgeoisie, était fille unique. Dynamique, généreuse, solaire, elle occupait un poste de laborantine dans un centre médical. Lorsqu’elle rencontra mon père, originaire d’une petite ville en Espagne, il était charmant et gentil. Il travaillait comme aide-maçon en Suisse romande. Séduite, ma maman avait eu le coup de foudre pour mon père et bien qu’elle fût déjà fiancée avec un autre jeune homme, elle le quitta...

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Biais liés au genre chez les étudiant·e·s dans leur évaluation des troubles psychiques

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Stéphanie Romanens-Pythoud, et. al.
Published on 10.04.2024
Stéphanie Romanens-Pythoud
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Mental health problems affect men and women differently and women have a higher prevalence of mental health issues than men. Overall, women are two to three times more likely to be affected than men. Scientific literature tends to confirm that gender bias among professionals plays a certain role in mental health diagnosis. The aim of this study is to find out whether these biases already exist prior to professional practice by investigating the presence of gender biases in psychology and medical students.

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