Rakesh Jain

October 23, 2012

Question:

"I need some guidance on how not to miss bipolar disorder in the kids and adolescents I see in my practice. What steps do you recommend I take in order to not miss it? Mind you, I also don’t want to over-diagnose this disorder!"

October 06, 2012

Question:

"As a busy practitioner, I am seeing more and more patients saying, ‘I have adult ADHD.' I don't want to over-diagnose adult ADHD, but I also don't want to miss it if it's really present. What is the best way for me to approach these patients?"

September 07, 2012

Question:

“I often treat depression with antidepressants. Why is knowledge about receptors and receptor profiles of the medications I choose important? Is it really important, or is it just interesting stuff, without any clinical value?”

September 07, 2012

Question:

"I am seeing more and more patients come to my office saying they have fibromyalgia. How should I conceptualize them? Do they have a body disease, or a mind disease?"

September 07, 2012

Question:

"I am uncertain of how to diagnose ADHD in my adult patients with major depression. Is this diagnosis even warranted in a patient with depression?"

September 07, 2012

Question:

"Is it ever appropriate for me to tell my treatment refractory patients: ‘There’s nothing more that can be done to help you'?"

September 07, 2012

Question:

"Is bipolar disorder a ‘real’ condition in children and adolescents? I hear so much controversy surrounding this issue in the press and would appreciate your clarification."

September 07, 2012

Question:

"I have been reading about the concept of Wellness. Does this have a role in my practice (I take care of a lot of folks with depression)?"

September 07, 2012

Question:

"What traits in us, the clinicians, affect outcomes in our depressed patients?"

September 07, 2012

Question:

"Is therapy, such as cognitive-behavioral therapy, helpful only through psychological means, or is there a biological basis to such treatment?"

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