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Difficulty Walking, Severe Anxiety Point to Spectrum of Neurological Diagnoses

Cause of ataxia finally found in 55-year-old woman, two decades after symptom onset

Nov 16, 2022
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Unexplained Catatonia: What's Behind Woman's Sudden Symptoms?

Recent history of insomnia could be a clue

Jul 20, 2021
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Avoiding Clozapine-Related Risks in Refractory Schizophrenia

Key is to recognize and safely diagnose one possible deadly complication

May 24, 2021
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This Man's Increased Psychiatric Issues Masked an Undiagnosed Disease

The long delay to diagnosis and treatment caused frightening symptoms

Jan 04, 2021
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Rare and Possibly Life-Threatening Sensitivity to Key Schizophrenia Tx

Clinicians devised successful rechallenge in a patient with intractable psychosis

Nov 09, 2020
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What ECT Booster Helped This Catatonic Patient?

May have benefits in broader populations, case authors say

Oct 12, 2020
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Malaise, Body Aches in an 88-Year-Old - What Can It Be?

A clue came from her list of medications

Sep 28, 2020
A senior woman is examined in the hospital by a male physician and female nurse
What's Causing the Dyspnea, Choking Feeling in Woman With Schizophrenia?

Initial misdiagnosis of panic attack led to a potentially fatal treatment delay

Jun 29, 2020
A woman with chest pain.
Did Newborn Die From Mom's Marijuana Use?

Diagnosis of exclusion leads to answer of... probably

Dec 23, 2019
A newborn sleeping with smoke in the room.
Elderly Man's Baffling Loss of Mobility

Is his problem mainly psychological?

Nov 18, 2019
A frowning senior man in a wheelchair
What Caused Fungal Heart Infection in Young Man?

Was his alcoholism a factor?

Jul 22, 2019
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Case Report: When 'Earworm' Becomes Musical Obsession

SSRI treatment gives some successes for OCD-related "stuck song syndrome" accompanied by anxiety

Nov 19, 2018

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