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Mood disorders

OVERVIEW: What every practitioner needs to know Are you sure your patient has a mood disorder? What are the typical findings for this disease? “Mood Disorders” refers to either depression (aka “unipolar depression”); two main types: (1) major depressive disorder [MDD] or (2) dysthymic disorder; OR bipolar disorder (aka “manic depressive disorder”). Shared features of…
Pediatrics

Childhood psychosis

OVERVIEW: What every practitioner needs to know Are you sure your patient has childhood psychosis? What are the typical findings for this disease? The term childhood psychosis actually could refer to any one of a group of disorders that have common symptoms. It is important to differentiate between these disorders, however, because of differences in…
Nephrology Hypertension

Chronic Kidney Disease: Depression in Chronic Kidney Disease

Does this patient have chronic kidney disease with depression? Depression has a lifetime incidence of 10% in the general population, but is more common among patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD). Up to 1/3 of hemodialysis patients have depressive symptoms consistent with the diagnosis of depression. Depression among patients with chronic kidney disease has been…
Hospital Medicine

Eating Disorders

Eating Disorders I. Problem/Condition. Eating disorders are characterized by severely disturbed eating behaviors. In both anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa, there is a disturbance in the perception of body weight and shape. Anorexia nervosa is characterized by the refusal or inability to maintain minimally normal body weight, or in adolescents, failure to gain weight during…
Cardiology

Depression

I. Co-morbid Depression in Patients with Chronic Heart Failure: What Every Physician Needs to Know Why depression is important in patients with chronic heart failure Depression is a common co-morbid condition in patients with coronary heart disease (CHD) and chronic heart failure (HF). We have found that 35% of 374 HF patients who were hospitalized…
Dermatology

Trichotillomania

Are You Confident of the Diagnosis? What you should be alert for in the history Trichotillomania (TTM) refers to a condition in which the individual pulls out his or her own hair. This is primarily a psychiatric disorder, and much of the relevant clinical and statistical information is in the psychiatric literature. Because of this,…
Dermatology

Cutaneous Delusional Disorders (Delusional Disorder, Somatic Type. Delusions of Parasitosis, Ekbom's Disease, Morgellons Disease, Body Dysmorphic Disorder)

Are You Confident of the Diagnosis? A delusion is a false belief that is not consistent with the cultural standards or educational level of the individual, and that is unshakable in face of all evidence to the contrary. The patients whom we see in dermatology have “systematized” delusions. These, in contrast to “bizarre” delusions, are…
Hospital Medicine

Complications of psychiatric medications

I. Problem/Challenge. Hospitalists are often asked to consult on inpatient psychiatric patients and co-manage pre-existing medical conditions. In addition, approximately 30-60% of inpatients have psychiatric comorbidities. Given that the majority of these patients are receiving psychiatric medications, it is important for hospitalists to be well versed in the complications of psychiatric medications. Complications of psychiatric…
Dermatology

Cushing's Syndrome

Are You Confident of the Diagnosis? What you should be alert for in the history Cushing’s syndrome results from prolonged exposure to glucocorticoid excess and includes a wide variety of signs and symptoms. Depending on the duration and degree of glucocorticoid excess, the clinical manifestations may range from mild to florid. Common symptoms or complaints…
Obstetrics and Gynecology

Anxiety Disorders in the Perinatal Period 1. What every clinician should know Clinical features and incidence Clinical features Core features of anxiety disorders include excessive worry or concern that impacts the functioning of the patient’s life. The specific features of the anxiety disorder depend on which disorder (such as generalized anxiety, panic, etc.) is being…
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