Deciphering the Scream of Silence: Diagnostic Dilemma of Psychosis in Deaf Mute Patients- A Case Series

  • Ankit Goel Consultant Psychiatrist, The Healthy Mind Clinic, Janakpuri, New Delhi, India.
  • Sajjadur Rehman Specialist, Department of Psychiatry & Drug De-addiction Center, Lady Hardinge Medical College, New Delhi, India.
  • Dinesh Kataria Director Professor & Head of Department, Department of Psychiatry & Drug De-addiction Center, Lady Hardinge Medical College, New Delhi, India. https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4656-2423
Keywords: Psychosis, Deaf Mute, Assessment

Abstract

Deaf and mute patients comprise the sub group of population in which assessment and diagnosis of psychotic disorder is challenging. Difficulties in communication is a barrier towards it. Moreover, the patients have varying presentation which makes things even more difficult. In the following three cases, we would discuss the problems faced in assessment of deaf mute patients with possible explanations for it. This may help develop adequate skills and tools for better understanding and management in future of deaf mute patients with psychosis.

How to cite this article:
Goel A, Rehman S, Kataria D. Deciphering the Scream of Silence: Diagnostic Dilemma of Psychosis in Deaf Mute Patients- A Case Series. J Adv Res Psychol Psychother 2020; 3(1): 24-28.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.24321/2581.5822.202005

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Published
2020-05-15