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    Depression and Bipolar Disorders

    This collection features the best content from AFP, as identified by the AFP editors, on depression and bipolar disorder and related issues, including antidepressants, major depressive disorder, mental health, postpartum depression, and psychiatric medications. New research may affect the interpretation and application of this material. Clinical judgment is advised. Note that AFP content published within the past two years is accessible to AAFP members and paid subscribers only.
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    General
    Jul 15, 2024 Bupropion for Depression in Adolescents [FPIN's Clinical Inquiries]
    May 15, 2024 Depression: Managing Resistance and Partial Response to Treatment   CME   Alg
    Treatment
    Jun 15, 2024 Management of Bipolar Disorder: Guidelines From the VA/DoD [Practice Guidelines]   CME
    Feb 15, 2024 Brexpiprazole as Adjunctive Therapy for Acute Treatment-Resistant Depression [Medicine by the Numbers]
    Mar 15, 2023 Management of Major Depression: Guidelines From the VA/DoD [Practice Guidelines]   CME
    Feb 15, 2023 Pharmacologic Treatment of Depression   CME   FREE   PtEd
    Sep 15, 2022 Lamotrigine in the Maintenance Treatment of Bipolar Disorder [Cochrane for Clinicians]   CME
    Oct 15, 2021 Does Light Therapy Decrease Depression in Older Adults? [FPIN's Clinical Inquiries]
    Feb 15, 2021 Bipolar Disorders: Evaluation and Treatment
    Jan 01, 2021 Medications for Treatment-Resistant Depression in Adults [Cochrane for Clinicians]
    May 01, 2020 Antidepressants Plus Benzodiazepines for Adults with Major Depression [Cochrane for Clinicians]
    May 01, 2020 Lithium for Acute Mania [Cochrane for Clinicians]
    Mar 15, 2020 Esketamine (Spravato) for Treatment-Resistant Depression [STEPS]
    Mar 01, 2020 Music Therapy for Depression [Cochrane for Clinicians]
    Feb 01, 2020 Adverse Events of Pharmacologic Treatments of Major Depression in Older Adults [Implementing AHRQ Effective Health Care Reviews]
    May 15, 2019 Depression and Anxiety Disorders: Benefits of Exercise, Yoga, and Meditation   PtEd
    Jan 01, 2017 Extended-Release Bupropion for Preventing Seasonal Affective Disorder in Adults [Cochrane for Clinicians]
    Nov 01, 2015 Common Questions About Cognitive Behavior Therapy for Psychiatric Disorders   PtEd
    Oct 15, 2015 Levomilnacipran (Fetzima) for Major Depressive Disorder [STEPS]
    Mar 01, 2015 Vortioxetine (Brintellix) for the Treatment of Depression [STEPS]
    Apr 01, 2014 Collaborative Care for Depression and Anxiety [Cochrane for Clinicians]
    Nov 15, 2013 Second-Generation Antidepressants for Depression in Adults [Implementing AHRQ Effective Health Care Reviews]
    Aug 15, 2013 Vilazodone (Viibryd) for the Treatment of Depression [STEPS]
    Mar 01, 2012 Bipolar Disorders: A Review   PtEd
    Nov 01, 2011 Antidepressants for the Treatment of Insomnia in Patients with Depression [FPIN's Clinical Inquiries]
    May 15, 2011 Antidepressant Use During Pregnancy [FPIN's Clinical Inquiries]
    Jul 01, 2010 Effectiveness of Antidepressants Compared with Placebo for Depression in Primary Care [Cochrane for Clinicians]
    Aug 01, 2009 ACP Guideline on Second-Generation Antidepressants for Depression Treatment [Practice Guidelines]
    Aug 01, 2008 Aripiprazole As Adjunctive Therapy In Patients With Major Depressive Disorder [AFP Journal Club]
    Feb 15, 2008 Selegiline Transdermal Patch (Emsam) for Major Depressive Disorder [STEPS]
    Editorials and Letters
    Feb 15, 2023 Comparing Clinical Guidelines for the Management of Major Depressive Disorder [Editorials]   FREE
    Apr 01, 2021 Preventing Physician Suicide [Editorials]
    Sep 15, 2019 Can We Prevent Perinatal Depression in the Primary Care Office? [Editorials]
    May 15, 2016 Opportunities to Detect and Manage Perinatal Depression in Men [Editorials]
    Nov 15, 2014 Grief and Major Depression—Controversy Over Changes in DSM-5 Diagnostic Criteria [Editorials]
    Aug 01, 2012 Differentiating Grief and Depression in Patients Who Are Seriously Ill [Editorials]
    Oct 15, 2010 Translating a Guideline into Practice: The USPSTF Recommendations on Screening for Depression in Adults [Editorials]
    Aug 01, 2007 Is Genetic Testing for Cytochrome P450 Polymorphisms Ready for Implementation? [Editorials]
    Complications and Special Situations
    Feb 15, 2024 Exercise for Depression in Older Adults [FPIN's Clinical Inquiries]
    Sep 15, 2023 Peripartum Depression: Detection and Treatment   CME   PtEd
    Sep 15, 2022 Collaborative Care for Depression in Older Adults [Lown Right Care]   CME
    Aug 15, 2021 Physical Activity and the Prevention of Depression [FPIN's Clinical Inquiries]
    Apr 01, 2021 The Suicidal Patient: Evaluation and Management   PtEd
    Dec 01, 2020 Seasonal Affective Disorder: Common Questions and Answers
    Nov 01, 2020 Treatment of Depression in Children and Adolescents [Implementing AHRQ Effective Health Care Reviews]
    Nov 15, 2019 Depression in Children and Adolescents: Evaluation and Treatment   Alg   PtEd
    Sep 15, 2019 Interventions to Prevent Perinatal Depression [Putting Prevention Into Practice]
    Sep 15, 2019 Interventions to Prevent Perinatal Depression: Recommendation Statement [U.S. Preventive Services Task Force]
    Aug 15, 2019 Cognitive Behavior Therapy for Postpartum Depression [FPIN's Help Desk Answers]
    Jun 15, 2019 Depression Following Acute Coronary Syndrome Events: Screening and Treatment Guidelines from the AAFP [Practice Guidelines]
    Jun 15, 2019 Depression Following Acute Coronary Syndrome Events: Screening and Treatment Guidelines from the AAFP [Practice Guidelines]
    Jun 15, 2019 Depression After ACS Events: AAFP Releases Updated Guidelines [Practice Guidelines]
    Oct 01, 2018 Depression in Adolescents: AAP Updates Guidelines on Diagnosis and Treatment [Practice Guidelines]
    Oct 01, 2015 ACOG Releases Recommendations on Screening for Perinatal Depression [Practice Guidelines]
    Jun 01, 2014 Psychosocial and Psychological Interventions for Preventing Postpartum Depression [Cochrane for Clinicians]
    Dec 15, 2012 Depression in Children and Adolescents [Clinical Evidence Handbook]
    Aug 01, 2012 Managing Grief and Depression at the End of Life   PtEd
    Nov 15, 2011 Clinical Vignettes in Geriatric Depression   PtEd
    Oct 15, 2010 Postpartum Major Depression   Alg   PtEd
    Patient Education, Self-Care
    Sep 15, 2023 Depression During and After Pregnancy: When It's More Than the Baby Blues [Information from Your Family Doctor]   FREE
    Feb 15, 2023 Treating Depression With Medicine [Information from Your Family Doctor]   FREE
    Nov 15, 2019 Depression in Children and Teens [Information from Your Family Doctor]
    Mar 15, 2012 Help for People Who Are Thinking About Suicide [Information from Your Family Doctor]   PtEd
    Mar 01, 2012 Bipolar Disorders [Information from Your Family Doctor]   PtEd
    Nov 15, 2011 Caring for Older Family Members with Depression [Information from Your Family Doctor]   PtEd
    Oct 15, 2010 Postpartum Depression [Information from Your Family Doctor]   PtEd
    Mar 15, 2008 Treating Depression: What You Should Know [Information from Your Family Doctor]   PtEd
    Jan 01, 2007 Depression in Children and Teens [Information from Your Family Doctor]   PtEd
    Oct 15, 2006 Depression: What You Should Know [Information from Your Family Doctor]   PtEd
    Jan 01, 2006 Cognitive Therapy for Depression: What You Should Know [Information from Your Family Doctor]   PtEd
    Sep 15, 2002 Depression in Women [Information from Your Family Doctor]
    Sep 15, 2002 Depression [Information from Your Family Doctor]
    Aug 15, 2001 Depression After Heart Attack-What Should I Know? [Information from Your Family Doctor]   PtEd
    Nov 15, 2000 What to Do if You Think Your Child Is Depressed [Information from Your Family Doctor]   PtEd
    Mar 01, 2000 Depression: How Medicine Can Help [Information from Your Family Doctor]   PtEd
    Screening and Diagnosis
    Jul 15, 2024 Screening for Anxiety, Depression, and Suicide Risk in Children and Adolescents [Putting Prevention Into Practice]   CME
    Jul 15, 2024 Screening for Depression and Suicide Risk in Children and Adolescents [U.S. Preventive Services Task Force]   FREE
    Jan 15, 2024 Mental Status Examination in Primary Care   CME
    Oct 15, 2018 Depression: Screening and Diagnosis   PtEd
    Aug 15, 2016 Screening for Depression in Adults [Putting Prevention Into Practice]
    Aug 15, 2016 Screening for Depression in Adults: Recommendation Statement [U.S. Preventive Services Task Force]
    Mar 15, 2012 Evaluation and Treatment of the Suicidal Patient   PtEd
    Jul 15, 2008 Screening Instruments for Depression [Point-of-Care Guides]   POC
    May 15, 2004 Routine Screening for Depression, Alcohol Problems, and Domestic Violence [Point-of-Care Guides]   POC
    Other AFP Content
    Nov 01, 2011 Better Integration of Mental Health Care Improves Depression Screening and Treatment in Primary Care [Graham Center Policy One-Pager]
    Aug 01, 2011 The Race Against Time: Coping with Anxiety and Depression [Close-ups]

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