Starting in 2015, psychiatrists will have to juggle antidepressant selections for Medicare patients. What might this mean for your patients?

New research exonerates cholesterol and psychotropic medications as contributing factors in the increased suicide risk among bipolar patients. Lithium seems even to reduce the risk of suicide.

In this CME article, the focus is on persons with a formally recognized recurrent wintertime mood disorder that rises to such a level that it merits a diagnostic title and clinical intervention.

The ethical status of suicide is not a question psychiatrists can ignore. After all, our duty to preserve and protect life is founded on moral values, even if they are so deeply embedded in our medical ethos that we no longer sense their moral underpinnings.

A nationwide study finds health problems common in adolescence, and often linked with emotional symptoms. Another cross-sectional study finds psychiatric disorders in adolescence linked with chronic pain.

Neuroimaging studies show associations between brain activation and bipolar symptoms. Can this kind of insight be integrated into a clearer diagnostic picture?

There is very little evidence for the efficacy of antidepressants in bipolar disorder, particularly for longer-term use. However, there are at least 9 alternatives to conventional antidepressants.


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