Mary Cullen-Drill

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The purpose of this review was to examine the current level of evidence regarding the efficacy of omega-3 fatty acid supplementation in improving bipolar disorder symptoms. Of 99 articles meeting initial search criteria, 5 randomized control trials and 2 quasi-experimental studies were selected for review. Omega-3 fatty acid supplementation was effective in(More)
PURPOSE Bipolar II disorder is often misdiagnosed as major depressive disorder. This paper addresses accurate diagnosis, proper treatment, and the chronic nature of the illness. CONCLUSIONS Key factors in treatment success are early and accurate diagnosis and the patient's acceptance of a chronic psychiatric illness. Once the diagnosis of bipolar II(More)
PURPOSE This case study of a 29-year-old married woman with postpartum bipolar depression demonstrates the importance of an accurate differential diagnosis when evaluating a patient presenting with symptoms of postpartum depression. CONCLUSION Although many of the signs and symptoms of unipolar depression and bipolar depression are identical, there are(More)
The therapist's pregnancy and subsequent maternity leave affects treatment by stimulating many transference and countertransference reactions. Many clients will feel abandoned and rejected, and experience sibling rivalry and oedipal strivings. The therapist's pregnancy can be an opportunity for clients to work through issues of separation and loss, and to(More)
While the incidence of anesthesia awareness has been well documented, information related to posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms resulting from anesthesia awareness is limited. Particularly scarce are descriptions of specific techniques to treat anesthesia awareness-induced PTSD. This article reviews an individual example of a woman who was(More)
Although recognition and treatment of mental health disorders have become integrated into routine medical care, inequities remain regarding limits on mental health outpatient visits and higher copayments and deductibles required for mental health services when accessed. Two federal laws were passed by Congress in 2008: The Paul Wellstone and Pete Domenici(More)
Research on the effectiveness of mandatory outpatient treatment, which is court-ordered mental health follow up, supports its use with individuals who have serious mental illness. Many states already have some kind of mandatory outpatient treatment in place, but it is often underused. Much of the criticism of mandatory outpatient treatment is based on the(More)
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