Confounding Factors in Treatment-Resistant Depression (Part 2): Comorbidities and Treatment Resistance
The role of subtyping and bipolarity in TRD was discussed in Part 1 of this 2-part article. Here we review a number of the most common confounding factors of TRD but limit our scope to comorbidities that can be directly addressed and treated by psychiatrists.
Confounding Factors in TRD (Part 1): The Role of Subtyping and Bipolarity
The current system of payment for mental health care in the US can lead, or even incentivize, clinicians to focus on and code for Axis I disorders and their more readily reimbursed psychopharmacological treatment approaches.
Determination and Documentation of Insight in Psychiatric Inpatients
Insight can be assessed in the course of a typical evaluation or follow-up interview with augmentation by questions borrowed from any of the validated insight rating scales.
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