Treatment Gone Wrong: A 68-Year-Old Man with Mixed Depression
This case presents the history of a 68-year-old male with a distant history of depression who presents to his PCP with an episode of depression. This case will examine the sole use of monoamine agonist antidepressants and their potential to worsen manic-like symptoms of psychomotor excitation. The use of other dopamine blockers and/or lithium for the mixed depressive state and/or suicidality will also be discussed in order to appreciate the risk of suicide among individuals with mixed depression.
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