Psychotic and mood disorder eNewsletter series
The diagnosis and management of psychotic and mood disorders is an evolving process. Primary care physicians need to be keenly aware of early signs and symptoms of various mood disorders in order to treat their patients effectively.
The Journal of Family Practice, in conjunction with a sponsorship from AsztraZeneca, released a newsletter series to help clinicians learn how to give to give a proper diagnostic evaluation; the pros and cons of pharmacologic agents; the mechanisms of action of these agents; and suggestions to improve patient compliance. To view the e-newsletters, click on the links below:
"Test your skills: Distinguishing unipolar and bipolar disorders in a patient with depression and anxiety"
"Systemic metabolic effects associated with antipsychotic agents"
"Medication-related weight gain in patients with psychotic and mood disorders"
"Antipsychotics' metabolic effects may influence plasma levels of other agents"