Ketamine is a useful antidepressant that has been shown to act rapidly and effectively even in treatment-resistant depression (TRD). This is particularly relevant in individuals with bipolar disorder (BD), post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and acute suicidal ideation (SI). However, ketamine is limited by its adverse… Read More »
1. Bipolar Disorder – always ask patients if they have had a manic or hypomanic episode 2. Borderline Personality Disorder – duration of low mood is not sustained and mood instability is prominent. Both depression and Borderline personality disorder may co-exist. 3. Adjustment Disorder with… Read More »
Problems with your Thyroid gland can mimic a number of psychiatric disorders ranging from depression, anxiety and even psychosis. It is thus extremely important that mental health professionals be aware of some important but little known facts. Read More »
An endocrine referral was made and the endocrinologist diagnosed this as “mild subclinical hypothyroidism”. Whilst this is true from the endocrinologist’s perspective, does it hold true from the psychiatrist’s perspective? And….what about the patient? Read More »
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