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Mood Disorders

Mood Disorders

Schematic representation of allele effects on suicide attempts

Striking findings on the relationship between stress and depression.

How effective are psychosocial interventions for adults with bipolar disorder? Do any psychological interventions enhance recovery for patients with recent-onset bipolar disorder?

Food insecurity has now been linked with worsened mania symptoms in adults with mood disorders.

The SRT polymorphism is one of the most well studied genetic variations affecting mood disorders. Once personal genetic information is readily available, can we help patients understand the implications of their results?

The psychiatrist’s role is to act as a consultant to maximize the likelihood of a successful taper and discontinuation and to minimize collateral morbidities or withdrawal complications. This slideshow features common scenarios in which a planned discontinuation of psychotropic medications occurs.

An interesting pharmacological approach in terms of anti-suicidal strategies is the use of lithium for treatment of patients with affective disorders. Details here.

An overview of select topics in clinical psycho-oncology, including assessment and management of delirium and brain lesions, mood and anxiety disorders, medication adverse effects, and existential death anxiety.


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