Published by the American Psychiatric Association in May 2013,
this clinical resource is a guide for practitioners in establishing
diagnoses, requesting reimbursement, and—for researchers—investigating
and evaluating statistical health outcomes.
This disorder is a serious psychological problem that has
recently been recognized as a treatable condition.
Annually, according to CDC data, 13% to 20% of children aged 12 to 17
years develop a mental disorder.
There is a clear relationship between infection and neuropsychiatric symptom exacerbation.
Concomitant use of these drugs may exacerbate bleeding risk.
Anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and binge eating disorder are the most common types.
Metabolic consequences of antipsychotic use include weight gain, hyperglycemia, and dyslipidemia.
Combination therapy with psychotropics makes adverse drug reactions more likely.
The choice of agent depends upon individual preference,
prior treatment response, side-effect profiles, and patient medical
Patients generally present with major depression and at least one hypomanic episode.
The labeling for all antipsychotics will be updated to include an enhanced pregnancy section.
Antidepressants can help treat prolonged depressed mood and anhedonia.
This serious, chronic mental disease affects a person’s mood, understanding of reality, and ability to think clearly.