Numerous resources are available, in person or online, to help families cope with the challenge of helping a member who has bipolar disorder.

Individual trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy and eye movement desensitization and reprocessing are more effective than usual care in PTSD symptoms, a Cochrane review concludes.

New calls for a tightening of diagnostic criteria in psychiatry: Feeling "down" only 2 weeks after a loved one dies now qualifies as major depression, and many older patients are getting psychotropic medications with no diagnosis at all.

This case study of a 21-year-old female—referred by a relative because of longstanding severe interpersonal, academic, and occupational impairment—illustrates the importance of screening patients with brief episodes of depression for mixed features.

Mr M's diabetes remained stubbornly uncontrolled despite all appropriate clinical interventions. The day I read his first psychiatric hospital admission history I was stunned to see on paper what we had all missed in the flesh. What value is adherence to treatment in the face of sheer hopelessness?

A look into longer-term clinical and psychosocial outcomes of depressive disorder in early adulthood, as well as clinical and demographic variables associated with recurrence and lack of remission.

Functional MRI can distinguish two kinds of depression accurately. Also, brain defects identified by neuroimaging may predict unfavorable responses in psychosis.


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