Home|Journals Follow on Twitter| Subscribe to List

Directory for Medical Articles
 

Open Access

Letter to the Editor

JNBS. 2018; 5(3): 187-189


To what extent antidepressant monotherapy stroll upon the pinstripe between standard of care and psychiatric malpractice ưn Bipolar depression ?: A commentary from the viewpoint of suicide

Yasin Hasan Balcioglu.

Abstract
Psychiatry is one of the least facing profession to malpractice claim in medicine. Misevaluation of suicide risk is one of the most frequent issues for litigation in the practice of psychiatry. Psychiatrists are expected to foresee and prevent suicidality by the law, although suicide has an unpredictable diagnostic nature. Bipolar disorder (BPD) is an affective disorder associated with elevated rates of suicidal behaviour, particularly in depressive episodes. Therefore, the main target of standard therapeutic approaches in BPD depression is the reduction of suicide risk. Treatment options ought to be carefully formed by the clinician, in light of the determination of clinical severity and suicidal risk in bipolar depression. This article aimed to discuss to what extent use of antidepressants is appropriate in bipolar depression regarding possible malpractice in line with evidence-based clinical guidelines and actual literature.

Key words: bipolar disorder, depression, malpractice, suicide



Article Language: Turkish English



Share this Article


Advertisement
Oxidants and Antioxidants in Medical Science

SUBMIT YOUR ARTICLE NOW


ScopeMed.com
BiblioMed Home
Follow ScopeMed on Twitter
Author Tools
eJPort Journal Hosting
About BiblioMed
License Information
Terms & Conditions
Privacy Policy
Contact Us

The articles in Bibliomed are open access articles licensed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0/) which permits unrestricted, non-commercial use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the work is properly cited.
ScopeMed is a Database Service for Scientific Publications. Copyright © ScopeMed® Information Services.