Overdiagnosis (September)

Date of Issue: 09/01/2021 | Volume: 19 | Number: 9

Issue Links:Learning Objectives | Editorial Information

Adult ADHD, depression, bipolar II, PTSD, and borderline personality are overdiagnosed at the expense of schizophrenia, explains Joel Paris. Atomoxetine (Strattera) gets a full review from ADHD to off-label. Research updates on lurasidone (Latuda) dosing, ECT vs. ketamine, psilocybin, and pharmacogenetic testing.

In This Issue

Clinical Update

Atomoxetine: Myths and Truths

Topics: ADHD | Atomoxetine | stimulant | Stimulants

From ADHD to off-label uses, we detail how to dose atomoxetine, how pharmacogenomic testing affects it, and how it compares with stimulants and the other antidepressant for ADHD, viloxazine (Qelbree).

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Expert Q&A

Overdiagnosis in Psychiatry

Topics: Adult ADHD | Bipolar II | Borderline Personality Disorder | BPD | Diagnosis | DSM | PTSD | Stigma

Joel Paris explains why adult ADHD, depression, bipolar II, PTSD, and borderline personality are overdiagnosed in psychiatry at the expense of schizophrenia.

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Research Update

Psilocybin vs Escitalopram for Depression

Topics: Antidepressant Augmentation | Antidepressants | Depression | Depressive Disorder | Novel Medications | Psilocybin | Treatment-Resistant Depression

Psilocybin is inching its way toward FDA approval in depression, but will this trial from the New England Journal of Medicine help it along or set it back?

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Research Update

Pilot Study of Ketamine vs ECT for Major Depression

Topics: ECT | Esketamine | Ketamine | Suicide | Treatment-Resistant Depression

The first head-to-head comparison reveals a subtle difference between these two therapies

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Research Update

Genetic Testing in Depression

Topics: GeneSight | Genetic Testing | Genetics and Psychiatry | Pharmacogenomics | Randomized controlled trial | Research | Research Update

Randomized controlled trials have not been kind to commercial pharmacogenetic panels, but will Genecept’s fate be any different?

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In Brief

Desert Island Diagnoses

Topics: DSM | Overdiagnosis

In 1974, Drs. Donald Goodwin and Samuel Guze put forth a radical idea. They wanted to pare down the unwieldy list of psychiatric diagnoses to only the most valid

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CME Post-Test

CME Post-Test - Overdiagnosis, TCPR, September 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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