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Figure. The hypothalamic-pituitary-gonadal axis

The authors review basic neuroendocrine function and the evidence base of hormonal contribution to psychiatric symptoms in PCOS, PMDD, and perimenopause. They also offer strategies for psychiatrists for both clinical assessment and management of women with neuroendocrine dysfunction.

The latest news in the treatment of depression covers patient self-management apps, antidepressant efficacy in older adults, and strategies to improve adherence.

Here: an alternative to the trial-and-error method that can boost treatment response rates.

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For ethical and economic reasons, when patients are acutely ill with catatonia and melancholia, ECT is best considered sooner rather than later.

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Psychiatrists may be able to contribute to the care of patients with DM by understanding this problem and its proper treatment. Here's a quiz to test your knowledge.

Up to 75% of individuals with HD have at least one other co-occurring psychiatric condition. These may manifest with prominent hoarding behaviors described here in the differential diagnosis for hoarding symptoms.

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MAOIs deserve special consideration in the treatment of refractory depression. Here's a case in point.

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