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1

management of depression

1. psychoeducation, crisis plan
2. cognitive behavioural therapy
3. psychopharmacology - SSRI

2

which SSRI has the most evidence in adolescent depression

fluoxetine

3

management of bipolar disorder

mood stabilizer (lithium, valproate)

4

management of generalized anxiety disorder

CBT or CBT + SSRI (avoid meds alone - this is life-long problem, need to learn skills to manage)

5

duration of symptoms for brief psychotic disorder

< 1 month

6

duration of sxs for schizophreniform disorder

1-6 months

7

duration of sxs for schizophrenia

> 6 months

8

ddx psychosis

substance use disorder, major depression with psychotic features, manic episode with psychosis, OCD, due to general medical condition (NMDA, lupus, encephalitis, CNS lesion etc)