Tag Archives: psychiatric

Psychiatric Illness More Common in Women Undergoing Oophorectomy

Not infrequently we see women who ask about the possibility of oophorectomy (surgical removal of the ovaries) as a means of managing what appears to be a menstrually related mood disorder.  While this is an option rarely pursued, it appears that women with certain psychiatric conditions are more likely to undergo bilateral oophorectomy for non-malignant… Read More »

Jerusalem syndrome: Spiritual experience or psychiatric condition?

Jerusalem Syndrome: Spiritual experience or psychiatric condition? Medical Mysteries and Marvels: Tourists visiting the city of Jerusalem are experiencing a strange condition that psychiatrists have dubbed ‘Jerusalem syndrome.’ The idea is that the city somehow triggers a reaction where the tourists begin thinking of themselves as historical, religious characters. But health professionals don’t view these… Read More »