Treatment and management of complex affective disorders (RCPsych Congress 2017)


Ahead of his presentation at the Royal College of Psychiatrists’ International Congress 2017, Professor Allan Young spoke with Dr Raj Persaud to record this podcast on the treatment and management of complex affective disorders, considering the difficulties and common errors made in diagnosis and the differences in treatments for mixed affective states.


Date published: 11 July 2017

Presenter: Dr Raj Persaud

Interviewee: Professor Allan Young

Audio running time: 30 minutes

Credits: 0.5


Learning outcomes


By the end of this podcast, we hope you will have gained an understanding of:


  • what affective disorders are


  • the difficulties and importance of correct diagnosis


  • treatment differences for mixed affective states


  • suicidality and the use of antidepressants.


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