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Rayan k. Al Jurdi, MD

Rayan k. Al Jurdi, MD

Dr Al Jurdi is Deputy Executive at the Mental Health Care Line at the Michael E. DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center and Associate Professor in the Menninger Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston.

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Clinicians need to consider and manage multiple medical and cognitive comorbidities when working with the elderly population. This slideshow provides an overview of key points relevant to geriatric bipolar disorder as it relates to comorbidity.

Key issues about geriatric bipolar disorder—epidemiology, assessment, medical and psychiatric comorbidity, and treatment—are the focus.

The discovery that a single IV infusion of low-dose (subanesthetic) ketamine exerts rapid antidepressant effects constitutes an expansion in our understanding of the neurobiology of depression and provides new avenues for drug development.

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