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Psychiatry Case: 48 YO Female with Passive Suicidal Thoughts?

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Psychiatry Case: 48 YO Female with Passive Suicidal Thoughts?

Post  Admin on Mon Dec 24, 2012 5:51 pm

Psychiatry Case
48 Year old female brought in by her husband.

* Depressed Mood
* Social Withdrawal
* Anhedonia
* Severe Anxiety
* Insomnia
* Passive thoughts of wanting to die or disappear

> 3 year history of depression

Family H/O: Strong family history of depression & Anxiety

Meds: 5 antidepressants including combinations over 3 years with little consistent response.
Present Medications: Sertraline 100mg daily; and Alprazolam 0.5-1 mg daily

Q- What will you do next?
(a) Add an atypical antipsychotic
(b) ECT (Electroconvulsive Therapy)
(c) TMS (trancranial Magnetic Stimulation)
(d) Continue the same treatment

Read the full history (including details of psycho-pharmacological and psycho-therapeutic treatment tried) and check the answer here --->

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