Article Category: Medical Causes

MEDICAL EVALUATION FIELD MANUAL

By Lorrin M. Koran, M.D., Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences,   Stanford University Medical Center Stanford, California 1991 Prepared for the California Department of Mental Health and Local Mental Health Programs Pursuant to Chapter 376, Statutes of 1988Assembly Bill The following Field Manual was compiled by order of the California legislature. It reveals that … Continued

Psychiatric Presentations of Medical Illness

An Introduction for Non-Medical Mental Health Professionals Ronald J Diamond M.D. University of Wisconsin Department of Psychiatry 6001 Research Park Blvd Madison, Wisconsin 53719 Revised 1/7/2002 Editor’s note: The following is the finest article we have found on the subject of medical causes of severe mental symptoms. We are grateful to Dr. Diamond for his … Continued

Finding the Medical Causes of Severe Mental Symptoms: The Extraordinary Walker Exam

by Dan Stradford Founder, Safe Harbor Project “As a practicing psychiatrist and neurologist, I’ve successfully diagnosed and treated hundreds of patients whose emotional and behavioral symptoms were caused by tumors, infections, toxins, medication errors, genetic diseases, and other physical problems. Most of them came to me after being tagged with psychiatric labels – manic depression, … Continued