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Volume 1, Issue 39 - October 5, 2004

Clinical Dilemmas Survey Strikes a Nerve

Hundreds of psychCME EXTRA subscribers responded to last week's Clinical Dilemmas in Psychiatry survey, "Should SSRIs be banned in children and adolescents with depression?" As a result of this tremendous response, we have enhanced the value of this feature in several ways. Now, in addition to being able to immediately view a graph of responses and comments, users can also link to an audio clip of the psychCME experts as they discuss these timely issues. Audio excerpts are taken from recent psychCME TV and TALK activities.

Users may also recommend topics for future discussion and debate. Please note that all submitted comments are reviewed by the psychCME EXTRA editorial staff before being posted anonymously to the Clinical Dilemmas survey page.

There's still time for subscribers to weigh in on the controversial topic of the use of SSRIs in children and adolescents with depression. Click on the "View responses from last week's survey" link below to view clinicians' comments or participate in the survey. A link to the survey can also be found at

Clinical Dilemmas in Psychiatry


Are some patients better off not getting completely "well" if it means that they may lose benefits and other services?
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Hear what the experts have to say (MP3 Format)
excerpt from Is Recovery an Achievable Goal in Schizophrenia?
Air date: September 29, 2004
Faculty: Prakash S. Masand, MD
Nancy C. Andreasen, MD, PhD
Robert R. Conley, MD
Geetha Jayaram, MD
View responses from last week's survey
E-mail general topic ideas or details from specific clinical scenarios you've encountered to and we'll consider them for use in an upcoming Clinical Dilemmas in Psychiatry survey.


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Last two dates!

October 6, 2004
October 28, 2004
A Surgeon General's Perspective: The Many Facets and Controversies of Depression
David Satcher, MD, PhD
Prakash S. Masand, MD
psychCME TVpsychCME TV
October 27, 2004
Understanding the Challenges of Bipolar Disorder Throughout the Female Life Cycle
Deborah T. Combs Cantrell, MD, PA
Zachary Stowe, MD
Prakash S. Masand, MD
September 20 ?
November 5, 2004
The Challenge of Managing the Complex Clinical Course of GAD
Martin B. Keller, MD
R. Bruce Lydiard, PhD, MD
psychCME TVpsychCME TV
November 10, 2004
Raising the Bar for Patient Outcomes: Expanding Choices in Bipolar Disorder
Charles Bowden, MD
Paul E. Keck, Jr., MD
Prakash S. Masand, MD


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CD-ROM NEW A Surgeon General's Perspective: The Many Facets and Controversies of Depression
Monograph NEW Positioning the Treatment Team to Deliver Better Patient Outcomes: A Case-Based Approach
CD-ROM A Surgeon General's Perspective on the Impact of Race, Ethnicity, and Culture on Mental Illness
CD-ROM Navigating Dementia's Complex Landscape: An Evidence-Based Roadmap
VHS CD-ROM An Appraisal of the Impact of Comorbid Sleep Disturbances and Anxiety Disorders

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