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Right now, state policy regarding medical marijuana use is out ahead of the science, which can lead to predicaments where cannabis is prescribed in situations where it is not needed, explained Kevin P. Hill, MD, MHS, of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School.
Patients with childhood trauma may have reduced response to antidepressant agents, and physician need to be given more free rein to tailor treatment approaches to treat those with major depressive disorder, said Vladimir Maletic, MD, MS, clinical professor of neuropsychiatry and behavioral science at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine.
The debate over marijuana policy tends to be dominated by people with political "skin in the game," when what's needed is a balanced, evidenced-based review, said Kevin P. Hill, MD, MHS, of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School.
Screening for depression in the primary care setting can take as little as 30 seconds, but screening is only effective if it actually leads to intervention, explained Michael E. Thase, MD, professor of psychiatry and director of the Mood and Anxiety Program at the University of Pennsylvania.
Physicians and nurse practitioners gathered Saturday at the 30th US Psychiatric and Mental Health Congress in New Orleans, Louisiana, to hear a panel discussion about Mydayis, led by ABC News Chief Women’s Health News Correspondent Jennifer Ashton, MD.
Changes under the DSM-5 mean that certain "mixed features" create a gray area of characteristics that could signal major depression or bipolar disorder, even if a patient has not exhibited hypomania.
The new ADHD drug for adults, Mydayis, works with multiple beads being released at different times of the day so patients are only taking one medication that lasts for up to 16 hours instead of multiple dosings throughout the day, explained Manisha Madhoo, MD, vice president of Global Medical Affairs, Neuroscience, Shire.
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