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Keming Gao, MD, PhD

Keming Gao, MD, PhD

Dr. Gao is Professor of Psychiatry, Department of Psychiatry, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine; Clinical Director of Mood Disorders Program, University Hospitals Case Medical Center, Cleveland, OH.

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Useful information about mood disorders in 3 key areas—bipolar disorder, comorbid ADHD and depression, and suicide risk.

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Some of the most common challenges include the diagnosis of a mood disorder, especially a bipolar disorder, and the assessment and management of comorbidities and suicidalities in patients with a mood disorder. Here's an overview.

The comorbidity of anxiety disorders with bipolar disorder is a rule, not an exception, with a negative impact on both course and treatment outcome. So far, there are no guidelines or consensus for the treatment of this comorbidity.

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