Exciting Developments for Difficult to Treat Depression
What are the latest treatments in difficult to treat depression?
Role of Telemedicine in Bipolar Disorder
Michael E. Thase, MD; Theresa Cerulli, MD; Gustavo Alva, MD, DFAPA; and Tina Matthews-Hayes, DNP, FNP, PMHNP, provide insight on the role of telemedicine in improving outcomes for patients with bipolar disorder.
Patient Case #2 Continued: Novel Second-Generation Antipsychotics
A panel of experts in psychiatry consider the use of a novel second-generation antipsychotic for the management of treatment resistant depression.
Patient Case #2: 47-Year-Old Man With Treatment Resistant Depression (TRD)
Michael E. Thase, MD, presents the case of a 47-year-old man with treatment resistant bipolar depression.
Treatment Options for Bipolar Disorder
Psychiatric experts consider mood stabilizers when treating bipolar disorder and review the role of antidepressants in disease management.
Diagnosis of Bipolar Disorder
Theresa Cerulli, MD, and Tina Matthew-Hayes, DNP, FNP, PMHNP, review diagnostic difficulties of the patient’s primary care physician in patient case #1 and share optimal approaches to the diagnosis and treatment for patients with bipolar disorder.
Clinical Impressions From Patient Case #1
Tina Matthews-Hayes, DNP, FNP, PMHNP, comments on screening tools for bipolar disorder and Gustavo Alva, MD, DFAPA, shares his impressions from patient case #1.
Clinical Significance of Bipolar Disorder
A panel of experts in psychiatry share insights on the challenges and importance of making an accurate diagnosis of bipolar disorder.
Patient Case #1: 27-Year-Old Woman With Bipolar Disorder
Experts in psychiatry review the case of a 27-year-old woman who presents for evaluation of a complex depressive disorder.
Solving Clinical Challenges in Major Depression
Grief vs depression? MDD vs depressive episodes? SGAs in treatment-resistant depression? Treatment-emergent sexual dysfunction? Insights in this Q&A.
Atypical Depression in the 21st Century: Diagnostic and Treatment Issues
Identification of atypical features is important in the treatment of depression for both treatment selection and prognosis, especially when initial measures prove ineffective. The concept of atypical depression has evolved over many years, and now it appears timely for a further revision.
Update on the Treatment of Bipolar Depression
There are many rapidly effective treatments for mania in bipolar disorder. However, there are relatively few options for bipolar depression, and none that are rapidly effective-even though bipolar depression constitutes between 20% to 50% of all depressive disorders.
Podcast: Cognitive Behavior Therapy for Severe Mental Illness
Dr Michael Thase touches on an APA presentation about newer applications of cognitive therapy for disorders such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.
Combining High-Yield CBT Methods and Pharmacotherapy in Brief Sessions
There is evidence that the combination of medication and psychotherapy improves outcomes for many psychiatric illnesses. Among the several forms of psychotherapy that might be considered, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) is the most extensively studied.
Book Review: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Clinicians
CBT is a comprehensive system of therapy that builds on core therapeutic values by using a wide range of reliable methods to produce cognitive and behavioral change.
Small Effects Are Not Trivial From a Public Health Perspective
Our perceptions about antidepressant efficacy have been inflated by the "file drawer" effect: the selective publication of positive studies and suppression of negative ones.
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