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Mood Disorders

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

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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.

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There is no substitute for understanding one’s patient as an individual, and treating accordingly, keeping in mind the possibility that not all psychosis is schizophrenia and that moodiness may or may not indicate a place in the bipolar spectrum.

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What is the actual risk of suicide attempts or suicide death in people with bipolar disorder? How does a BD diagnosis affect short-term and long-term suicide risk? How should a BD diagnosis help guide us toward the most effective suicide prevention strategies?

Four clinical reports indicate that in the last 30 years, we have come a long way in the exploration and study of sex and sexual disorders.

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

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Here: basic concepts behind sexual consent capacity and guidance on how to pursue capacity assessments.

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