Psychotic depression and bipolar disorder are sometimes lumped together as the “affective psychoses.” Among the mood disorders, these two have a stronger biological basis, although environmental causes still contribute to their risk.
Michael Posternak, MD.Dr. Posternak has disclosed that he has no relevant financial or other interests in any commercial companies pertaining to this educational activity.
SSRIs are often used to reduce irritability, but questions about they can cause violence have loomed over these antidepressants since the early 1990’s. This new study, with 700,000 patients followed over 7 years, suggests they can.
Joseph Pierre, MD.
Chief, Hospital Psychiatry Division at the VA West Los Angeles Healthcare Center. Clinical Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences at UCLA.
Dr. Pierre has disclosed that he has no relevant financial or other interests in any commercial companies pertaining to this educational activity.
Delusional disorder may be in the psychotic chapter, but it doesn’t respond to antipsychotics like we’d expect. Joseph Pierre reviews how to use them, which ones to avoid, and how to enhance your therapeutic relationship with this population.