Confounding Factors in Treatment-Resistant Depression (Part 2): Comorbidities and Treatment ResistanceAugust 3rd 2012
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.
Effective Personalized Strategies for Treating Bipolar DisorderAugust 2nd 2012
Effective personalized treatment recognizes bipolar disorder as a biopsychosocial disorder, but mood-stabilizing medications are the backbone of treatment. These medications fall into 3 categories: lithium, antikindling/antiepileptic agents, and second-generation antipsychotics.
Electronic Health Records and Patient Privacy-An Oxymoron?July 31st 2012
Clinicians tell patients that we will keep their information private and then turn around and put it into an electronic health record that can do just the opposite. . . . Putting confidential information into an electronic health record can be like putting it up on a billboard.
Introduction: Dementia, Delirium, Depression, Drugs, and DrivingJuly 28th 2012
Of the 3 informative articles included in this special geriatric collection, 1 offers a perspective on the treatment of depression that does not focus on somatotherapy. The others remind us of 2 additional geriatric Ds of importance: drugs and driving.