Case report of treatment of severe mood disorder in an inpatient setting: When less is more

Pamela Obst-Buckner, Jennifer Brown, Sandeep Vaishnavi, Holly Schoenberg, Lydia Fancher, Vani Rao

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Abstract: Inpatient treatment of severe and chronic mood disorders can be challenging as clinicians are often under pressure to stabilize mood symptoms in a short period of time with limited resources. However, a multipronged team approach can help in fairly rapid resolution of symptoms. The case presented illustrates that this is both practical and beneficial.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)485-487
Number of pages3
JournalGeneral Hospital Psychiatry
Issue number5
StatePublished - Sep 1 2008



  • Acute psychiatric care
  • Challenge for inpatient psychiatry
  • Cost effective
  • Inpatient setting
  • Limited resources
  • Major depressive disorder
  • Mood disorder
  • Suicidal ideation
  • Team approach
  • Time and cost pressures

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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