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Photo by Jonathan Klok on Unsplash This article may also be found in PsychiatricTimes Assessment of suicidal risk in adolescents is a solemn professional obligation that involves obtaining as much information as possible from family members or caregivers. Evaluation of mood disorders is an essential part of the assessment. Assessment …

Image by Peter H from Pixabay This article may also be found in PsychiatricTimes In Part III of this series, an expert discusses the key differences between cyclothymia and borderline personality disorder, along with treatment considerations for cyclothymia. This may be one of the more contentious issues since psychoanalytically derived …

Image by edmondlafoto from Pixabay This article may also be found in PsychiatricTimes In Part II of this series, an expert discusses cyclothymia and mood temperament in children and adolescents. Van meter and Youngstrom succinctly summarize the state of the field1: “Cyclothymic disorder is a chronic and impairing subtype of …

Image by edmondlafoto from Pixabay This article may also be found in PsychiatricTimes In Part I of this new series, an expert provides an overview of cyclothymia and mood temperaments. Actually, it is both. Mood temperaments have been described from antiquity. Our Greek colleagues remind us that, prior to Aretaeus …

“All things are subject to interpretation. Whichever interpretation prevails at one time is a function of power and not truth.” — Nietzsche   Psychiatric providers learn methods of diagnosis significantly different from those providers in other medical fields. In most other medical specialties, providers are taught to diagnose diseases through …

The medical field has life saving drugs.  A few notable examples, aside from the obvious antibiotics, include cancer treatments such as immunotherapy, responsible for both President Carter’s miraculous recovery, and the equally miraculous 100% remission of colorectal cancer of four patients with another form of immunotherapy in 2022. Additionally, HIV …

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