USMLE Forums banner
1 - 4 of 4 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,366 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
there was a q in qbank in which patient presents with depression. has past medical history of Manic episode. patient is not on any mood stabilizer .

in that case, what would be the initial drug therapy ?

will it be SSRI or mood stabilizer ? please please reply. i think it can come on ck !
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
90 Posts
if he is depressed and has history of manic episode, isnt he bipolar I?:confused:
and giving him antidepressants will aggravate his manic episodes. so its mood stabilizers.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,866 Posts
there was a q in qbank in which patient presents with depression. has past medical history of Manic episode. patient is not on any mood stabilizer .

in that case, what would be the initial drug therapy ?

will it be SSRI or mood stabilizer ? please please reply. i think it can come on ck !
Never give antidepressant first.
 
1 - 4 of 4 Posts
Top