In Part 2 of this series, I again ask for your feedback to help provide a window into what practicing psychiatrists actually think and do. When we have a large N, I’ll add a synthesis of the series.
The questions in Part 1 focused on the prevalence of bipolar disorder among patients who present with depression in your practice. Here, I ask about your approach to these patients.
When you assess a patient with depression, which most closely describes your approach? Please answer in the comments box. Please indicate if you are a non-clinician.
Dr. Phelps is Director of the Mood Disorders Program at Samaritan Mental Health in Corvallis, Ore. He is the Bipolar Disorder Section Editor for Psychiatric Times. Dr. Phelps stopped accepting honoraria from pharmaceutical companies in 2008 but receives honoraria from McGraw-Hill and W.W. Norton & Co. for his books on bipolar disorders, including Bipolar, Not So Much, a book he coauthored with Chris Aiken, MD.
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