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Mood Disorders

Bipolar Plus OCD

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Mood Disorders

Useful information about mood disorders in 3 key areas—bipolar disorder, comorbid ADHD and depression, and suicide risk.


Potential risk factors related to comorbid ADHD and depression, strategies for proper diagnosis, and treatment approaches.

Bravely enter territory that academia has largely neglected—the nebulous region between full bipolar disorder and major depression.

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Some of the most common challenges include the diagnosis of a mood disorder, especially a bipolar disorder, and the assessment and management of comorbidities and suicidalities in patients with a mood disorder. Here's an overview.

Has DSM-5 made diagnosis of bipolar disorder more difficult? Answers to this and 5 other questions.


A 20-year-old college sophomore with “depression and anxiety,” who is exercising ferociously and who is literally dying to lose more weight sets the stage.


Personality disorders are arguably the most challenging for psychiatrists because they are difficult to diagnose and frequently coexist with psychotic, affective, and anxiety disorders.


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