Behavioral Health

{"ops":[{"insert":"Mild depression: management"},{"insert":"\n","attributes":{"header":1}},{"insert":"Mild depression of recent onset can often be managed with active monitoring alone; antidepressants are often unnecessary.\n\nImportant supportive measures include discussion of the presenting problems and any concerns that the patient might be having, providing information on the nature and course of the condition, and education on sleep hygiene where applicable.\n\nA follow-up evaluation should be performed within 2 weeks after the first visit. The patient should be contacted if they do not show up.\n\nIn particular, it is essential to watch out for the development of persistent mild depression for more than 3 months or longer, or progression into moderate or severe depressive disorder.\n"},{"insert":"Grandiose delusions"},{"insert":"\n","attributes":{"header":1}},{"insert":"A delusion is a belief which is firmly held despite clear evidence to the contrary, and which cannot be explained by that person\u0027s cultural or religious concepts.\n\nIn grandiose delusions, the patient may believe themself to be a famous celebrity or have supernatural powers. These beliefs may extend to objects, leading to delusions of invention. This can also be part of fantastic hallucinosis, in which all forms of hallucinations occur.\n\nDelusions can occur in both mania and schizophrenia; while mainly a part of mood-congruent affective disorders, they can also arise from attempts to defend against negative emotions.\n"}]}

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