Challenges in Differentiating and Diagnosing Psychotic Depression
Department of Psychiatry
Medical Subject Headings
Depressive Disorder, Major; Affective Disorders, Psychotic
Major depression with psychotic features (MD-Psy), a disorder with considerable morbidity and mortality, is more common than is generally realized and is encountered frequently in clinical practice. Although studies conducted in both inpatient and outpatient settings have estimated that 16% to 54% of adults with depression are also psychotic, MD-Psy often is not diagnosed accurately because the psychosis may be subtle, intermittent, or concealed leading to a misdiagnosis of nonpsychotic depression.
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Citation: Rothschild AJ, Mulsant BH, Meyers BS,Flint AJ: Challenges in Differentiating and Diagnosing Psychotic Depression. Psych Annals,2006; 36:40-46.
Rothschild, Anthony J.; Mulsant, Benoit H.; Meyers, Barnett S.; and Flint, Alastair J., "Challenges in Differentiating and Diagnosing Psychotic Depression" (2006). Psychiatry Publications and Presentations. 100.