Depression and Bipolar Disorder

Apr 15, 1999 Issue
Postpartum Major Depression: Detection and Treatment [Article]

Postpartum major depression occurs in approximately one of 10 childbearing women and is considerably underdiagnosed. If left untreated, the disorder can have serious adverse effects on the mother and her relationship with significant others, and on the child's emotional and psychologic development. ...

Jan 1, 1999 Issue
Mirtazapine: A Newer Antidepressant [Article]

Mirtazapine is a newer antidepressant that exhibits both noradrenergic and serotonergic activity. It is at least as effective as the older antidepressants for treating mild to severe depression. Sedation is the most common side effect. Although agranulocytosis is the most serious side effect, it is ...

Dec 01, 1998 Issue
Practical Management of Treatment-Resistant Depression [Article]

Patients receiving antidepressant monotherapy may be partially or totally resistant to treatment in 10 to 30 percent of cases. In patients who have experienced only partial treatment results, the clinician should first consider optimizing antidepressant dosage or lengthening therapy. Antidepressant ...

Jul 01, 1998 Issue
Treatment Strategies for Premenstrual Syndrome [Article]

Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) refers to a group of menstrually related disorders. Premenstrual symptoms sufficient to impair daily activity and relationships are estimated to occur in up to 40 percent of women of reproductive age, with 5 percent of these women having severe impairment. Although no sin...

Mar 15, 1998 Issue
Seasonal Affective Disorders [Article]

Seasonal affective disorder is a pattern of major depressive episodes that occur and remit with changes in seasons. It may be seen in major depressive or bipolar disorders, as described in the Diagnostic and Statistical. Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV). The most recognized form of seasonal affec...

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