Depression: Treatment

by Helen Farrell, MD

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    The lecture Depression: Treatment by Helen Farrell, MD is from the course Major Psychiatric Disorders. It contains the following chapters:

    • Screening
    • Treatment for Depression
    • Psychotherapy

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    1. The symptoms often look like memory and cognitive disturbances.
    2. They are twice less likely to commit suicide as the general population.
    3. It often presents as irritability instead of low mood.
    4. Depression is present in 50% of the nursing home residents.
    5. It presents with dementia.
    1. Dopamine inhibitors.
    2. Antipsychotics
    3. Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors.
    4. Monoamine oxidase inhibitors.
    5. Tricyclic antidepressants.
    1. It is marked by autonomic instability and hypothermia.
    2. It is seen when Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitors and Selective Norepinephrine Reuptake inhibitors are used together.
    3. The patient often presents with seizures.
    4. It can also result in coma and death.
    5. It can also result when the patient is on a high dose of an SSRI.
    1. When the patient presents with catatonic or mixed features.
    2. Only when adjunctive mood stabilizer is given.
    3. First line treatment in all major depression cases.
    4. Patients not responding to two anti-depressants.
    5. In treatment-sensitive cases.

    Author of lecture Depression: Treatment

     Helen Farrell, MD

    Helen Farrell, MD

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