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Depression

Steven D. Targum, MD

What's the connection between fatigue and depression, and to what extent can residual symptoms of fatigue lead to worsened outcomes? Insights here.

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If you haven’t seen the series or heard media coverage about it, the 13 reasons are a series of 13 audiotapes made by the character, Hannah Baker, to be listened to by the 13 people she felt in some way contributed to her decision to kill herself.

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If larger trials confirm the strong antidepressant effects observed so far, botulinum toxin may become a standard therapeutic addition to the psychiatric armamentarium.

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In Get Out, director/writer Justin Peele’s provocative debut, the bodies snatched are African American (mostly robust males); the cannibals of consciousness are white residents of an affluent Baltimore suburb, where the living is easy and the politics fashionably progressive.

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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?

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