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When to suspect depression? Which patients to screen? How -- and when -- to treat? Is therapy optimal? Insights here.
Depression Comes in All Forms
Successful identification and treatment of depression is possible in busy primary care settings. Here are 5 questions about depression to test your knowledge.
Depression With an Uncommon Cause
A case report of an acute, transient, reversible depression prompts us to think in a different way about depression.
5 Reasons Why Depression is Hard to Treat in Primary Care
The reasons reflect the silence that surrounds depression, its basic invisibility, and the mistaken notion that it can't be dealt with in primary care.
Introduction: Risk Factors, Pharmacological Interventions, and Sequelae of Suicidal Behavior
The articles in this Special Report address suicidal behavior in the context of the role of sexual identity, the effects of antidepressants and lithium on suicidal behavior, and clinicians’ reactions in the aftermath of suicide.
Patient Suicide: Impact on Clinicians
As an occupational hazard, preparing for the possibility of patient suicide will help the clinician anticipate the types of support that our colleagues or we may need to weather the event.
Severe Mental Illness Means Dying Young
The merging of primary psychiatric care with primary medical care is urgently needed. Here’s why.
Mini-quiz: Holiday Stress and Suicide
Are suicide rates higher or lower during holidays such as Thanksgiving and Christmas? Take the quiz and learn more.
Video: Rx for Depressed Patients—What Factors to Consider?
Psychiatrist Sidney Zisook, MD—a guest speaker at the recent American College of Physicians meeting in San Diego
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