Daily Archives: 16/07/2021

Mood disorder

   DSM-5 Classification of Mood Disorders  Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder  Dysthymia (Persistent Depressive Disorder)  Major Depressive disorder (unipolar depression) Depressive disorder not otherwise specified (Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder, Atypical depression, Postnatal depression, Seasonal affective disorder)   Bipolar II Disorder (Hypomania + Major Depressive disorder)   Bipolar I Disorder (Mania with Major […]

Management of schizophrenia

Differential diagnosis  Chronic schizophrenia In chronic schizophrenia the diagnosis itself is rarely in doubt. 1. neurological syndromes (e.g. a leukodystrophy) can mimic the clinical picture. 2. A more common problem is to distinguish negative symptoms from depression 3. from the sedative and parkinsonian effects of antipsychotics. Management of acute schizophrenia The management of schizophrenia […]