Podcast #221: Walking Corpse Syndrome
Author: Erik Verzemnieks, M.D.
- Walking Corpse Syndrome (aka Cotard Delusion) is a very rare psychiatric disorder that leads to the belief that one is a “walking corpse”.
- Often co-presents with depression, schizophrenia, and starvation.
- Responds to ECT.
Run Time: 4 minutes
Author: Dr. Michael Hunt
- Ketamine is a dissociative anesthetic that can be used for sedation, anesthesia, or to calm down agitated patients.
- Can be given IV at 1-2 mg per kilo or IM at 4-5 mg per kilo every ten minutes and will last anywhere from five to thirty minutes depending on administration.
- Complications include laryngospasm (1%), increased IC pressure, increased ocular pressure, rash (15%), and acute psychosis.
Link to Podcast: http://medicalminute.madewithopinion.com/ketamine/