ORGANIC / NON-ORGANIC
FRONTAL MENINGIOMAIn the frontal lobes, meningioma
Brain tumours account for only a small portion of patients suffering such neuropsychiatric symptoms; however, medical practitioners frequently hope that such a correctable cause may be discovered.
HYPOTHYROID DEPRESSIONYou're depressed and withdrawn, so retractive,
Since your thyroid gland's gone rarefactive.
Body functions slow, too.
But, the best test for you —
TSH, it's sky-high — still reactive.
Under normal circumstances, the anterior pituitary gland, stimulated by the hypophysis, an adjacent brain control center, plays a key role as the 'master gland' in regulating hormone production. When the thyroid gland is flagging, the master gland increases its production of TSH (thyroid stimulating hormone), a messenger that is excreted into the bloodstream, targeted to increase the peripheral gland's production to normal levels. Fortunately, the robust sensing mechanism in the hypophysis and pituitary, not impaired by the metabolic slowdown elsewhere, produces high levels of blood TSH so reliably that a simple blood test can be used as the best test for the hypothyroid state.
GENERAL PARESIS of the INSANE
CTE — caused by blows to the head.
It's like Alzheimer's (early),
You're confused and act surly.
Diagnosis? That's made when you're dead.
Everything that you wanted to know about chronic traumatic encephalopathy can be found in the author's note appended to MikeAq's verse on the subject.
HIGH DOSE STEROIDS
CHRONIC SUBDURAL HEMATOMA
In elderly patients, such as Hazel, and in those on blood-thinning drugs, the trauma required to incite events such as those in this tale may be minor or even subliminal.
AND, HERE'S A LIST OF LINKS to collections of intriguing verses on other medical/dental topics that can now be found on various posts including: