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When mania isn’t what it seems

Mr. S, age 22, has autism, bipolar disorder, and intellectual disability. He suddenly experiences increased impulsivity and agitation. What could...

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Polypharmacy in older adults

Mrs. B, age 66, presents to the emergency department with altered mental status, impaired gait, and tremors.

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Command hallucinations, but is it really psychosis?

Due to intense family conflicts, Ms. D, age 26, often is suicidal. She has been hospitalized >25 times, and has received varying diagnoses and...

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Depression, or something else?

Ms. A, age 60, presents with severe headaches and depression, including a suicide attempt. She’s also been repeatedly sorting through her...

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The paranoid business executive

The patient presents to the ED for the third time in 4 days with manic symptoms and paranoid behavior. How would you help him?