Update on Depression in Children and Adolescents

  • Dr. Finza Latif
  • 2019-12-17

Depression among children and adolescents is common but frequently unrecognized. It affects 2 percent of prepubertal children and 5 to 8 percent of adolescents. The clinical spectrum of the disease can range from simple sadness to a major depressive or bipolar disorder...

Pharmacogenetics Individualized Patient Care in Psychiatry

Pharmacogenetics is the study of inherited genetic differences in drug metabolic pathways (and other pharmacological principles, like enzymes, messengers and receptors) which can affect individual responses to drugs, both in terms of therapeutic effect as well as adverse effects.

Introduction to Transplant Psychiatry

Transplant psychiatrists screen for absolute and relative psychiatric contraindications and treat psychological conditions before (eg, anxiety, depression) and after (eg, delirium, PTSD) transplant.

Sleep disorders A primer for all clinicians

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Mood Disorders

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Psychopharmacology for Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Disorders An Overview

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Management of Bipolar Disorder An Update

Bipolar disorder is a complex, recurrent, and severe mental illness that has an onset typically between 13 and 30 years of age and a lifetime prevalence of 1.4%.1 It is characterised by episodes of mania or hypomania with elation, overactivity...

Sleep disturbances in psychiatric disorders

It has long been appreciated that sleep problems are common among those with psychiatric disorders. The prevailing view has been that sleep problems are generally symptoms of the associated psychiatric conditions.