Entries by Dr. Sohom Das from 12/2011

Woman Spends £4000 on 100 Lip Injections to Look Like Jessica Rabbit - Could This be Body Dysmorphic Disorder?

| Posted 12.04.2011 | UK Lifestyle

I find it interesting how keen we are to vilify 'freaks', and define them by their eccentricities. Yet often when the outcome is something as serious as a suicide, or a breakdown, then we quickly do a U-turn. We deem the case 'tragic' and retrospectively show pity.

Norwegian Massacre Man Breivik Diagnosed With Paranoid Schizophrenia. Is This Reasonable? What Does the Voice of the Internet Say?

| Posted 12.13.2011 | UK Lifestyle

If I was Breivik's doctor (which I'm not), I would want to at least attempt to rehabilitate him. If I was a relative of one of his victims (which I'm even more not), I would want him to suffer. Thinking about it now, I don't know which is right. Neither? Both?

Mass Hysteria at Kim Jong Il's Death - Normal Vs Abnormal Grief

| Posted 12.29.2011 | UK Lifestyle

In psychiatry, we make a distinction between "normal" grief and "abnormal" grief. The latter condition has other aliases such as "pathological grief" or "morbid grief". Should psychiatrists meddle in such a natural human reaction?