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Bipolar Disorder

Research Updates in Psychiatry

BIPOLAR The Latest on Psychotherapy A review of nine randomized controlled trials (RCTs) within the past two years investigated cognitive behavior therapy (CBT), psychoeducation, family therapy, interpersonal and social rhythm therapy, or components thereof, for patients with bipolar disorder or family members. Not surprisingly,...
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Antidepressants

Research Updates in Psychiatry

Is Pharmacogenetic Testing Used—and Useful—in Clinical Practice? For years, we have read articles about the promise of pharmacogenetic testing to help us choose and monitor medication treatment. But relatively few psychiatrists actually use the cytochrome P450 (CYP450) genotyping tests that are available, and the...
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Antidepressants

Nuedexta for Pseudobulbar Affect

Pseudobulbar affect (PBA), also known as pseudobulbar palsy, is a neurological condition in which patients have sudden outbursts of crying or laughing. While the episodes can be triggered by events that would ordinarily elicit genuine sadness or amusement, patients with PBA react with intense...
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Antidepressants

Reseach Updates in Psychiatry

DEPRESSION “Soft” Bipolar Does Not Affect Antidepressant Treatment Outcomes A combination of clinical lore and some studies have led many psychiatrists to believe that it is crucial to screen depressed patients for subtle signs of “bipolarity.” These are often said to include a family...
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Antidepressants

Research Updates in Psychiatry

DEPRESSION Vascular Depression? Not so Fast. More than a decade ago, researchers introduced the concept of “vascular depression,” a specific type of depression associated with cerebrovascular disease and loss of blood to the brain in older adults. The hypothesis was that conditions associated with...
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