Joseph Goldberg, MD: Treating Mixed Feature Depression

August 12, 2022
Kenny Walter

Kenny Walter is an editor with HCPLive. Prior to joining MJH Life Sciences in 2019, he worked as a digital reporter covering nanotechnology, life sciences, material science and more with R&D Magazine. He graduated with a degree in journalism from Temple University in 2008 and began his career as a local reporter for a chain of weekly newspapers based on the Jersey shore. When not working, he enjoys going to the beach and enjoying the shore in the summer and watching North Carolina Tar Heel basketball in the winter.

Mixed feature depression can be difficult to diagnose because the symptoms can be similar to other psychiatric disorders.

Symptom crossover remains a main reason why diagnostically, mixed feature depression or unipolar depression are very difficult conditions to identify.

“Someone who is for instance irritable, agitated, just all around moody, might get conceptionally as someone in a mixed state,” Joseph Goldberg, MD, clinical professor of psychiatry at Mount Sinai School of Medicine said in an interview with HCPLive®. “But you have to rule out other conditions that involve those types of symptoms and there are many.”

Goldberg presented during the 2022 Annual Psychiatric Times™ World CME Conference in San Diego on August 12.

Goldberg participated in the “Medical Crossfire: Treatment Approaches to Mixed Features of Bipolar vs Unipolar Depression,” during the conference with Nassir Ghaemi, MD, of Tufts University School of Medicine and Sanjai Rao, MD, of the University of California, San Diego

The doctors discussed issues with mixed feature depression in a debate style format.