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Major Depressive Disorder

Major Depressive Disorder

The psychiatrist’s role is to act as a consultant to maximize the likelihood of a successful taper and discontinuation and to minimize collateral morbidities or withdrawal complications. This slideshow features common scenarios in which a planned discontinuation of psychotropic medications occurs.

This is usually one of the first questions asked by patients and their families following a psychotic episode, suicide attempt, or manifestation of any serious mental illness. More from the Director of NIMH.

This case of a 14-year-old female patient with end-stage cystic fibrosis illustrates the psychiatrist's critical role in ensuring quality end-of-life care.

The articles in this Special Report address suicidal behavior in the context of the role of sexual identity, the effects of antidepressants and lithium on suicidal behavior, and clinicians’ reactions in the aftermath of suicide.

As an occupational hazard, preparing for the possibility of patient suicide will help the clinician anticipate the types of support that our colleagues or we may need to weather the event.

In light of seemingly happy shoppers and holiday images all around us, what comes to mind when when you see this image?

Are suicide rates higher or lower during holidays such as Thanksgiving and Christmas? Take the quiz and learn more.

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