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Mood Disorders

Mood Disorders

Persons with epilepsy have a higher prevalence of comorbid conditions -- psychiatric disorders in particular -- than the general population. Here: a look at the most common comorbidities and a discussion of the clinical implications.

What is the future of psychiatric assessment and treatment of mood disorders? The articles in this Special Report explore some important aspects and issues.

Here: the history of psychotic depression for the Study of the Pharmacotherapy of Psychotic Depression (STOP-PD), a summary its epidemiology, significance, diagnostic complexity, and treatment, as well as case vignettes.

Most, if not all, antidepressants can cause bothersome adverse effects. These are described here along with strategies to help patients cope.

Mood disorders in older adults are neither inevitable nor particularly resistant to treatment. With attention to the special needs of older patients during evaluation, treatment, and follow up, clinicians can help many patients derive greater enjoyment from their later years.

In this podcast, Dr Eric Plakun give an overview of key points and psychodynamic principles on treatment-resistent mood disorders, based on research and clinical experience.

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