Milda Saunders, Author at Clinical Pain Advisor

Milda Saunders

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Schizophrenia

I. What every physician needs to know. Schizophrenia is a common mental illness that is typically characterized by positive symptoms such as hallucinations or delusions, disorganized speech; and negative symptoms such as a flat affect or poverty of speech, and impairments in cognition including attention, memory and executive functions. Patients with a first onset of…

Depression and Bipolar

I. What every physician needs to know. Depression and mania are serious disease states with significant morbidity and mortality. Patients with depressive symptoms should be screened for active suicidality, and if present, should be hospitalized if they are high risk. Mania is a medical emergency. Most patients with a manic episode should be hospitalized and…

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