“If it’s acute onset, you’ve really got to think [PANS], and you should do that workup or refer to someone who does,” said Dr. Kiki D. Chang.
Mental Health Consult
Dr. Caroline Roberts analyzes the literature on NSCs in this installment of Mental Health Consult.
In one study, response rates to ECT were significantly higher for the patients with psychotic depression than for those with nonpsychotic...
Isabella Pacchiarotti, MD, PhD, argued against the use of antidepressants in treating bipolar; Guy Goodwin, PhD, took the ‘pro’ stance.
Up to 2 years of treatment with lurasidone was associated with continued improvement in depressive symptoms, the investigators reported.
“Additional work is needed to really understand the mechanisms that drive these associations,” Dr. Joy Wan said.
"The best message for doctors to tell their patients at this point is one of general nutritional health," said Dr. Erika Saunders.
The disparities are likely tied to economic and social conditions more common among such populations, compared with non-Hispanic whites.
Cases That Test Your Skills
Mr. S, age 22, has autism, bipolar disorder, and intellectual disability. He suddenly experiences increased impulsivity and agitation. What could...
From the Journals
For young people with mood symptoms and a family history of bipolar disorder, 4 weeks of intensive family sessions meant more time between mood...
How the evolution of manic and hypomanic symptoms changed clinical approaches to patients who exhibit these symptoms.