Thyroid and Mental Illness (April)

Date of Issue: 04/01/2022 | Volume: 20 | Number: 4

Issue Links:Learning Objectives | Editorial Information

Dr. Tammas Kelly explains how to use thyroid augmentation in treatment-resistant bipolar depression. New developments reduce the burden of medication auths; optimal dosing of antidepressants; and a common medication causes cognitive problems in schizophrenia.

In This Issue

Expert Q&A

Thyroid Augmentation in Bipolar Disorder

Topics: Anxiety | Bipolar Disorder | Depression | Laboratory Testing in Psychiatry | Mania | Pharmacology | Side Effects

A primer on the role of thyroid augmentation in bipolar depression, including dosing tips, side effects, interactions, and when and if to perform labs. With Tammas Kelly, MD.

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Clinical Update

Antidepressants: When Dosage Matters

Topics: Antidepressants | Depression | SSRIs

When it comes to antidepressants, bigger is not better. Here we review the optimal dose ranges for antidepressants, describe how higher doses can worsen symptoms, and show you how to talk to patients about the issue.

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Clinical Update

Prior Authorizations for Psychiatric Medications: A Primer for Frustrated Clinicians

Topics: Practice management | Practice Tools and Tips | Prescription costs

Practical tips for dealing with the latest throng of bureaucracy in mental health care, including strategies for reducing paperwork, low-cost pharmacies, and apps that authorize meds.

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Research Update

Anticholinergic-Associated Cognitive Impairment in Schizophrenia

Topics: Cognition | Negative symptoms of schizophrenia | Schizophrenia | Side Effects

Antipsychotics, benztropine, and antidepressants have anticholinergic properties that can impair cognition. A study takes a deep dive into the magnitude of the risk of dementia in schizophrenia.

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Research Update

Structural Brain Changes After ECT for Depression

Topics: ECT | Neuroscience in Psychiatry | Psychotic Depression | Treatment-Resistant Depression

How does ECT change the brain? A systemic review offers up some answers.

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CME Post-Test

CME Post-Test - Thyroid and Mental Illness, TCPR, April 2022

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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