Metabolism and Mental Health (April)

Date of Issue: 04/01/2021 | Volume: 19 | Number: 4

Issue Links:Learning Objectives | Editorial Information

Depression, cognition, and metabolic health are linked, and Rodrigo Mansur explains new treatment approaches for this triad. Plus how to use computerized cognitive testing in practice, six pharmacology essentials for working with older adults, and new research on antidepressants in bipolar disorder and hypnotics in PTSD.

In This Issue

In Brief

In Brief: What Causes Affective Psychosis?

Topics: Psychosis | Psychotic Depression

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.

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Expert Q&A

Mood, Cognition, and Metabolic Health

Topics: Eszopiclone | Hypnotics | PTSD | Sleep

Does eszopiclone (Lunesta) have therapeutic effects beyond insomnia? Possibly in depression and anxiety, but the jury is still out in PTSD.

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Research Update

Antidepressants Harm Some With Bipolar Depression

Topics: Antidepressants | Bipolar Depression | Bipolar Disorder

This new study is the first placebo-controlled trial to examine the long-term effects of an SSRI in bipolar disorder.

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Research Update

Uncertain Results for Eszopiclone in PTSD

Topics: PTSD

The idea that good sleep promotes mental health has led researchers to test whether hypnotics have psychiatric benefits beyond their effects on sleep.

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Clinical Update

Six Tips for Working With Older Adults

Topics: Benzodiazepines | Depression | Geriatric Psychiatry | Medical Comorbidities

Rehan Aziz explains how to interview older adults and which medications to use and which ones to avoid in this population.

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CME Post-Test

CME Post-Test - Metabolism and Mental Health, TCPR, April 2021

Topics: CME Post-Test

The post-test for this issue is available for one year after the publication date to subscribers. By successfully completing the test you will be awarded a certificate for 1 CME credit.

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