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Challenges in Diagnosing Psychotic and Mood Disorders

MONTVALE, N.J., Jan. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Mental illness is very troubling for patients. Often, they are misdiagnosed and therefore are medicated incorrectly and symptoms are not alleviated. As a clinician, it is imperative to recognize symptoms of mental illness, prescribe proper medication, and provide counseling and follow up to ensure patient compliance.

To make clinicians aware of the importance of proper diagnosis and management of psychotic and mood disorders, Current Psychiatry published a CME accredited supplement in December 2008, Diagnosing and managing psychotic and mood disorders. This multi-authored supplement discusses recognition of mood and psychotic disorders, the pros and cons of monotherapy and combination therapy, mechanisms of action of available medications, and tips to improve patient compliance.

Current Psychiatry, an indexed and peer-reviewed journal distributed to 38,000 psychiatrists, has published Diagnosing and managing psychotic and mood disorders with support from AstraZeneca. It is available in print and can be found online at:

Current Psychiatry is published by Dowden Health Media, a Division of Lebhar-Friedman, Inc. Dowden Health Media is a full-service healthcare communications company that specializes in high-quality communication with physicians, advanced practice clinicians, and consumers. Its highly respected, peer-reviewed journals reach more than 300,000 physicians and clinicians in surgery, psychiatry, family practice, internal medicine, and obstetrics/gynecology.

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