Saturday, May 9, 2009

a psychiatric case

history elicited from a patient in opd today-

"it started about 5 years back when i started hearing people conspire against me and when i got up[he was asleep then] looking out for him there was no one around or inside my house...since then am having this symptom quite frequently where i hear 2 people talk abt me.Even my wife is involved in this[he was damn sure about this] and i firmly believe that she has an affair with my employer .All 3 of them[wife,employer and his father in law] are together now and are conspiring to take away my property[17acres] and sometimes even control my thoughts..regarding this i have approached both police and lawyers and none of them are willing to help me"

this is a classical case of Schizophrenia where the persons reality gets affected....here in this case he had 3 of the 4 classical symptoms[called first rank symptoms]-Auditory hallucinations[hearing voices],Control thoughts and Delusion[false belief tht his wife is having an affair also called as othello syndrome].

p.s-watch "a beautiful mind" movie which is based on this disorder

9 comments:

Puneet said...

the poor bastard must have lost his sleep..and for 5 yrs..how did he survive, thinking that he was surrounded by people scheming to take away his property..

is there any specific set of conditions or situations..which trigger schizophrenic symptoms in people..

SusuPetal said...

Beautiful Mind is a great film, which hopefully make people understand what schizophrenia is/can be like. It shows how realistic the hallucinations are for the schizophrenic, it's real life, which we just can't see.

Arun Kumar said...

very interesting case...enjoying psychiatry postings..???

Mariposa said...

Now I have to watch that movie!

I hope the guy is getting proper medication...he can be violent in the long run due to his paranoia.

brocasarea said...

@ puneet...poor bastard?...wht does it mean?

brocasarea said...

@ susupetal...so true...one of the best movies...!!:)

brocasarea said...

@ arun...yeah...not much work also..full araam!:D

brocasarea said...

@ mariposa...yeah he is on medications!..lets see wht happens!!

Vyazz said...

I watched 'A Beautiful Mind' long ago, and yes its a wonderful movie, depicting classic schizophrenia.
On another note, in one of our Psychiatric cycles, we came across a patient who said that every morning, Putin comes and talks to him in his mind!!!
And we were like...ookaay!!!...Good for you!!...But he also said that I looked like Raj Kapoor (the only Indian actor Russians know), so I wuz like...wow...thnx...(though I look nothing like him!!)