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Posts from ‘April, 2009’

Psychotropic Medications and Breastfeeding

View this article in Primary Psychiatry March 2009 Authors:  Madeleine A. Becker, MD, Geraldine F. Mayor, MD, and Elisabeth J.S. Kunkel, MD Focus Points • There is clinical evidence for significant benefit of breastfeeding for the infant. • Psychiatric illness is common in the postpartum period. • Psychotropic medications are often necessary to treat postpartum […]

Sexual Dysfunction in Older Women

View this article in Primary Psychiatry March 2009 Authors: Kirsten M. Wilkins, MD, and Julia K. Warnock, MD, PhD Focus Points • Sexual dysfunction in older women is a common yet neglected area of medicine. • Older women with sexual dysfunction require careful assessment of biologic and psychosocial contributing factors. • Treatment options for female […]

Diagnosing and managing psychotic and mood disorders

View these articles in Current Psychiatry, December 2008 The diagnosis and management of psychotic and mood disorders is an evolving process and an important topic for continuing medical education. To facilitate a dialogue on the identification and treatment of psychotic and mood disorders, we have invited 4 expert faculty members to present actual patient cases. […]

Fibromyalgia: Psychiatric drugs target CNS-linked symptoms

This article points out that Fibromyalgia is a central nervous system condition rather than a muscular or connective tissue inflammatory process.