Daily Archives: March 10, 2015

“Psychotherapies for Adult Depression: Recent Developments” Introduction-Conclusion:

Abstract and Introduction Abstract Purpose of review Much has been learned from the 400 randomized trials on psychotherapies for adult depression that have been conducted, but much is also still unknown. In this study some recent attempts to further reduce … Continue reading

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Bipolar Affective Disorder “Medication”

Medication Summary: Appropriate medication for managing bipolar affective disorder, or manic-depressive illness (MDI), depends on the stage the patient is experiencing. The choice of agent depends on the presence of symptoms such as psychotic symptoms, agitation, aggression, and sleep disturbance. … Continue reading

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Bipolar Affective Disorder “Treatment”

In patients whose bipolar depression is unresponsive to monotherapy, consider the combination of lithium with lamotrigine.[3] Alternatively, consider short-term augmentation of antidepressant agents with a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI), serotonin norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor (SNRI), bupropion, and monoamine oxidase inhibitor … Continue reading

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Bipolar Affective Disorder “Presentation”

History: Correct diagnosis of a disorder leads to proper effective treatment. Nowhere is that more relevant than in diagnosing a patient with bipolar affective disorder, or manic-depressive illness (MDI). Perform a thorough clinical assessment for patients with a manic, hypomanic, … Continue reading

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Bipolar Affective Disorder “Overview”

Bipolar Affective disorder, or manic-depressive illness (MDI), is a common, severe, and persistent mental illness. This condition is a serious lifelong struggle and challenge.[1] Signs and symptoms Bipolar affective disorder is characterized by periods of deep, prolonged, and profound depression … Continue reading

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