Batya Swift Yasgur, MA, LSW

Batya Swift Yasgur MA, LSW, is a counselor and freelance writer who lives and practices in Teaneck, NJ.

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Depression and Sleep Disturbances: Common Bedfellows

Depression and Sleep Disturbances: Common Bedfellows

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As sleep disturbances in patients with depression are associated with increased episode recurrences, persistent illness course, and poor outcomes, assessment of the relationship between both and review of effective treatment modalities is essential for improving quality of life for these patients.

Old Challenges and New Directions in Managing Tardive Dyskinesia

Old Challenges and New Directions in Managing Tardive Dyskinesia

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"Since the current generation of psychiatrists has been raised on second-generation antipsychotics and has relatively little experience with first-generation antipsychotics, keeping tardive dyskinesia in mind is not, on the whole, part of their experience or training," said Christoph U. Correll, MD.

Early Intervention Strategies for Bipolar Disorder: Clinical Dilemmas and Directions

Early Intervention Strategies for Bipolar Disorder: Clinical Dilemmas and Directions

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Awareness of risk factors for bipolar disorder facilitates early intervention, typically beginning with lifestyle changes rather than pharmacotherapy.

Agoraphobia: An Evolving Understanding of Definitions and Treatment

Agoraphobia: An Evolving Understanding of Definitions and Treatment

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The relationship between agoraphobia and panic has gone through some changes and reconceptualization, as evidenced by the diagnostic categories laid out in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders.

Ketamine:  A Promising Agent for Managing Treatment-Resistant Depression

Ketamine: A Promising Agent for Managing Treatment-Resistant Depression

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As major depressive disorder is a leading causes of disability, and approximately one-third of patients with the condition do not respond to currently approved treatments, there exists an unmet need for more effective and rapidly acting antidepressants.

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