New PDF release: Blueprints Psychiatry (Blueprints Series)

By Michael J. Murphy, Ronald L. Cowan MD PhD

ISBN-10: 0781782538

ISBN-13: 9780781782531

A part of the very hot Blueprints sequence, Blueprints Psychiatry presents scholars with a concise assessment of what they should understand of their psychiatry rotations or the forums. each one bankruptcy is short and contains pedagogical positive factors corresponding to bolded key terms, tables, figures, and key issues. a question and solution part on the finish of the ebook contains a hundred board-format questions with entire rationales. This variation comprises new pictures, extra USMLE examine questions, and a Neural foundation part for every significant diagnostic type. A significant other site features a query financial institution and completely searchable textual content.

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Bipolar II disorder may be more common in women. ETIOLOGY Current evidence implicates the same factors as for bipolar I. CLINICAL MANIFESTATIONS History and Mental Status Examination Bipolar II disorder is characterized by the occurrence of hypomania and episodes of major depression in an individual who has never met criteria for mania or a mixed state. Hypomania is determined by the same symptom complex as mania, but the symptoms are less severe, cause less impairment, and usually do not require hospitalization.

They also experience feelings of detachment from others and exhibit evidence of autonomic hyperarousal. Differential Diagnosis Symptoms that resemble PTSD may be seen in depression, GAD, panic disorder, OCD, and dissociative disorder. When symptoms resemble PTSD, verify that there are also symptoms from all three categories; if not, consider one of the previously mentioned diagnoses. MANAGEMENT Treatment is with a combination of symptomdirected psychopharmacologic agents and psychotherapy (individual or group).

Head trauma, seizure disorders, Huntington's disease), and twin studies show that monozygotic twins have a higher concordance rate than dizygotic twins; these findings support a biologic basis for the disorder. The neurotransmitter serotonin has been implicated as a mediator in obsessive thinking and compulsive behaviors. Neuroimaging evidence to date suggests that multiple brain regions are affected. CLINICAL MANIFESTATIONS History and Mental Status Examination Patients with OCD experience obsessions and compulsions.

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