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August 2007 News and Blog Posts (24)

Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder: An Update on Diagnosis and Treatment

(PSYCHIATRIC TIMES) - Premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD) is a distinct cyclical disorder in which women experience distressed mood and behavioral symptoms in the late luteal or premenstrual phase of their menstrual cycle. PMDD is the most extreme or severe form of premenstrual syndrome (PMS).



Women with PMDD experience marked dysphoria, irritability, mood lability, anxiety, fatigue, change in appetite, and the subjective sense of feeling overwhelmed; the most common complaint is… Continue

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Correction

(PSYCHIATRIC TIMES) - Figures 1 and 2 from the article, "Recognizing the Needs of Bipolar Patients With Comorbid Psychiatric Conditions," by Charles L. Bowden, MD, in the June 2007 Psychiatric Times Reporter, "A Review of Comorbid Psychiatric Conditions and Special Populations in Bipolar Disorder," were printed incorrectly.



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Antipsychotics in the Treatment of Comorbid Anxiety in Bipolar Disorder

(PSYCHIATRIC TIMES) - The comorbidity of anxiety disorders with bipolar disorder is a rule, not an exception, with a negative impact on both course and treatment outcome. So far, there are no guidelines or consensus for the treatment of this comorbidity. There are also no efficacy data that support the use of antidepressants or benzodiazepines in the treatment of anxiety disorder in this population. Benzodiazepines, the second-line agents for some primary anxiety disorders, may be riskier for… Continue

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Drug Boosts Performance of Poor Sleepers with ADHD

(PSYCHIATRIC TIMES) - MedPage Today Action Points



o Explain to patients that methylphenidate (Ritalin) appears to help poor sleepers with ADHD to be more alert and vigilant, but the drug has no effect on vigilance in children with ADHD who are good sleepers.



MONTREAL, Aug. 1 -- For children with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder who sleep poorly, methylphenidate (Ritalin) helps make them alert when they are awake.



The drug led to improvements in some… Continue

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