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The Curbsiders Internal Medicine Podcast

Supercharge your learning as these board-certified Internists interview the experts to bring you clinical pearls, practice changing knowledge, and a healthy dose of humor. 

Apr 17, 2017

Master the management of major depressive disorder (MDD) with clinical pearls from Dr. Marius Marcel Commodore, Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine and Psychiatry from Temple University Hospital. We cover diagnosis, patient counseling, choice of agent, dose titration, augmentation...and DJ names?

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Time Stamps

00:00 Intro

02:08 Rapid fire questions

11:04 Initial diagnosis and screening

13:06 Tools for diagnosis discussed

17:07 Shared decision making in choice of agent

19:40 Monitoring and follow up

21:51 Choice and comparison of agents

27:38 Augmentation and the STAR-D study

31:03 Quick recap

33:52 Cognitive behavior therapy

40:58 Medication titration and duration of therapy

45:18 Bipolar disorder screening

47:38 Screening for suicidality

49:58 Difficulty getting patients into specialty care

53:38 Mood disorders in health care providers

58:31 Listener Questions

60:48 Take home points

64:10 Outro

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