Dyke-Davidoff-Masson syndrome

Dr. Md. Rashidul Haque, MBBS, FCPS (Psychiatry) Dyke-Davidoff-Masson syndrome (DDMS) is a rare disease comprising hemiparesis, seizures, facial asymmetry, and mental retardation. This rare condition derives its name from the researchers Dyke, Davidoff, and Masson who first reported the condition way back in 1933. They described plain skull radiographic changes in 9 patients who presented […]

Fahr’s Disease

Dr. Md. Rashidul Haque MBBS, FCPS (Psychiatry) Member, American Psychiatric Association Member, European Psychiatric Association. Fahr’s disease or Fahr’s syndrome is a rare, neurological disorder characterized by abnormal calcified deposits inbasal ganglia and cerebral cortex. It is also known as familial idiopathic basal ganglia calcification or primary familial brain calcification. Calcified deposits are made up of […]

West Syndrome

Dr. Md. Rashidul Haque MBBS, FCPS (Psychiatry) Assistant Professor A 2 year 3 months old boy has attended in my chamber with a history of repetitive convulsions from the age of 1 year, inability to stand or sit or walk, can’t speak, sleep disturbance & low intelligence. West syndrome is a constellation of symptoms characterized […]


Dr. Md. Rashidul Haque MBBS, FCPS (Psychiatry) International Member, American Psychiatric Association The myth was that most people with schizophrenia were “deteriorating with schizophrenia”.    In contrast to the current fact that many people with schizophrenia can recover – and are “ living beyond schizophrenia”. Schizophrenia is a serious mental illness that affects how a […]

Phantom Limb

Phantom Limb

Dr. Md. Rashidul Haque, MBBS, FCPS (Psychiatry) Member, American Psychiatric Association Member, European Psychiatric Association After an amputation, some people experience the sensations of the amputated limb in the part of the limb that’s no longer there. This sensation is a phantom limb. Only a small percentage will experience painful phantom limb sensation which is […]

Delirium (Neurocognitive disorder)

Dr. Md. Rashidul Haque, MBBS, FCPS (Psychiatry) Delirium is an acute, fluctuating, generalized cognitive impairment in which the patient has altered consciousness and disorientation. We have to understand some basic terms to know about delirium and other cognitive disorders. Organic: Psychiatric disorders which has a biological or chemical etiology are called organic (e.g., dementia, hepatic […]

Tourette’s Syndrome

Tourette’s disorder is a childhood-onset neuropsychiatric disorder. It includes both motor and vocal tics, coprolalia (involuntary utterance of obscenities words), and echolalia (repetition of interviewer speech) throughout a period of more than 1 year. The onset is before age 18 years. Georges Gilles de la Tourette first described the patient with Tourette’s syndrome in 1885. […]


এলএসডি ও হাফিজুর রহমানের অস্বাভাবিক মৃত্যু নিয়ে কিছু প্রশ্ন?

সমাজের অন্তরালে অনেক ঘটনা ঘটে যায়, যার কারণ উদ্ঘাটন করতে হয় না হলে অনেককিছু অজানা থেকে যায়। ঢাকা বিশ্ববিদ্যালয়ের তথ্য বিজ্ঞান ও লাইব্রেরী গবেষণা বিভাগের ২০১৫-২০১৬ সেশনের ছাত্র হাফিজুর রহমানের অস্বাভাবিক অকালমৃত্যু ওপরবর্তী গোয়েন্দা অনুসন্ধান খুলে দিয়েছে এক ভয়ংকর অপরাধ জগতের কাহিনী।কে এই হাফিজুর রহমান? কেন সে ঈদের পরের দিন বিশ্ববিদ্যালয় ক্যাম্পাসে আসে? কেন সে […]

Stephen Johnson Syndrome

A 32-year-old woman came to us with a history of mood disorder for 12 years. She was treated in an outpatient department of a tertiary hospital and prescribed Na-valproate. She complained of menstrual disturbance due to polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), weight gain, and hair fall after taking Na-valproate. Later her consulting Psychiatrist changed the Na-valproate […]

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