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We’ve been waiting since 1953, the year chlorpromazine was introduced to the US as a revolutionary treatment for schizophrenia, for an active treatment for tardive dyskinesia that the FDA judged to be effective.

Your patient is excited to be pregnant. She is currently on sertraline, and has been stable on this for many years. She is very insistent that she would like to stop her medication. What should you do?

The looming specter of emotional and physical exhaustion in residency often takes hold well into a physician's career. So what are we doing about it?

Here: a plethora of treatment options, including mood-lifting stabilizers, non-antidepressants, psychotherapy, and lifestyle interventions.

Strong evidence supports sound arguments on each side of 3 debates covered here—so get in there and fight nice.

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This article summarizes the risks of untreated psychiatric illness during pregnancy as well as the risks and benefits of antidepressant use.

Most depressed people acknowledge impaired concentration and other related symptoms—but skilled clinicians can distinguish between non-melancholic depression and melancholia. How? They ask the right questions.

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