JCP Weekly May 14, 2019

Academic Highlights

The Differential Diagnosis of MDD Versus BP

Given the similarity in clinical presentation between major depressive disorder (MDD) and the depressive episodes of bipolar disorder (BP), misdiagnoses occur too often. Read this ACADEMIC HIGHLIGHTS to learn to make an accurate differential diagnosis between MDD and BP while recognizing complexities related to not only psychiatric and medical comorbidities but also the evolving presentation of symptoms as the disorders progress.

DOI: 10.4088/JCP.OT18043AH2 | Posted: 05/14/2019

Original Research

Five-Year Course of Medication Treatment for Childhood Anxiety Disorders

Treatment guidelines describe short-term use of medication for pediatric psychiatric disorders, but data suggest that long-term treatment is the norm. This study examined medication use over 5 years in 108 children diagnosed with an anxiety disorder.

DOI: 10.4088/JCP.18m12318 | Posted: 05/14/2019

Commentary

Implementing Digital Mental Health Interventions

Digital mental health interventions for common psychiatric disorders are efficacious. Why, then, are they not part of routine psychiatric treatment? Read this Perspectives article to learn how such interventions might be better implemented in practice.

DOI: 10.4088/JCP.18com12659 | Posted: 05/14/2019

Original Research

Psoriasis and Risk of Dementia

Find out in this population-based NHIRD study which treatments used for psoriasis can also stave off dementia, another inflammatory disease, and whether the type of dementia is a key factor.

DOI: 10.4088/JCP.18m12462 | Posted: 05/14/2019

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