Psychiatry

Topic Questions

My 80 year old father, suddenly seems to have Mental Imbalance and behaves abnormally?

Anonymous

From your question , I believe that there was no previous history of such behavioural changes .
Hence have you checked the Electolytes level Potassium (k) & Sodium (Na) in blood .
Most psychiatrists forget this basic step.

It is usual that Old age people , who may be consuming medicines for High Blodd Pressure
may have depleted thier Sodium levels which could , make Mental confusion, and such behavioural changes.
Usually eating more salt and maintaing NA level to 135 , is all that is required.

Hope this helps.

 

Written Dec 01, 2018

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Psychiatry is the medical specialty devoted to the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of mental disorders. These include various maladaptations related to mood, behaviour, cognition, and perceptions.