Category Psychiatry
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Saved by Electroconvulsive Therapy

Psychiatric illnesses remain among the most mysterious maladies that doctors encounter. This enthralling TED talk by inspiring medical historian and surgeon Sherwin Nuland gives a detailed account of one man's illness.
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Sigbert Ganser

Sigbert Josef Maria Ganser (1853 – 1931) was a German psychiatrist. 'Ganser syndrome' an hysterical disorder he first described in 1898
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Cotard syndrome

Cotard syndrome: A rare condition characterized by nihilistic delusions, where a patient believes that they are dead, have missing organs, or have decaying or failing body parts.
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Jean Pierre Falret

Jean-Pierre Falret (1794 - 1870) was a French psychiatrist. Falret studied depression and suicide for 32 years and recorded cycles of depression and of elation which he named maladie circulaire and which is more commonly termed bipolar disorder
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Jules Falret

Jules Philippe Falret (1824 - 1902) was a French psychiatrist. 1877, along with Ernest-Charles Lasègue (1816-1883) first described the concept of Folie à deux, initially termed Lasègue-Falret syndrome.
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Anorexia Nervosa

Anorexia Nervosa = chronic, severe, multi-system disorder which is rooted in a fear of becoming overweight with deliberate weight loss
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Ernest-Charles Lasègue

Ernest-Charles Lasègue (1816 – 1883) French Physician. Eponym Lasègue sign of sciatic nerve irritation. Anorexia nervosa. Folie à deux. Conversion hysteria.