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Out of Sight, Out of Mind: The Case of a 62-Year-Old Man With Visual Complaints and Cognitive Decline

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This issue highlights the case of a 62-year-old man with 3 years of gradually progressive difficulties with cognition and vision problems. He is misplacing items and having trouble completing sentences, reading and writing, and staying on task. Does this patient have visual agnosia, mild cognitive impairment, or Alzheimer’s disease?

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Psychotic Disorders in Children and Adolescents: A Primer on Contemporary Evaluation and Management

Jonathan R. Stevens, Jefferson B. Prince, Laura M. Prager, and Theodore A. Stern

Over the past decade, psychiatric illnesses and, in particular, psychotic disorders in children and adolescents have been recognized more frequently. The authors of this issue’s Rounds in the General Hospital provide a primer on the evaluation and management of children and adolescents with psychiatric disorders.

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Residual Symptoms in Major Depressive Disorder: Prevalence, Effects, and Management

John Zajecka, Susan G. Kornstein, and Pierre Blier

Even after achieving response or remission, patients with MDD often have residual symptoms that negatively affect their functioning and quality of life. Here, find out about the neurochemical mechanisms involved in MDD, how to identify residual depressive symptoms, and formulate a long-term treatment plan so that you can target interventions to promote optimal outcomes for each patient.

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Coping With Helplessness

Dean Schuyler

In this issue’s Psychotherapy Casebook, Dr Schuyler highlights the case of Mr A, a 60-year-old veteran admitted to the specialized inpatient unit called the community living center. Read how psychotherapy helped Mr A adapt to this new life stage as well as cope with feelings of helplessness.

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To note the effects of anxiety within depression, the DSM-5 added an “anxious distress” specifier to the diagnosis of major depressive disorder. Here, read about the outcomes and side effect burden associated with anxious depression.

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Potential Barriers to Oral MS Medications

Harold Moses, Jr, MD

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Clinical and Cost Implications of Treating Schizophrenia

John M. Kane, MD (Chair), et al

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Measuring Outcomes in Schizophrenia and Examining Their Clinical Application

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