II. Epidemiology

  1. High risk for Suicide

III. Symptoms

  1. Hypersomnia
  2. Hyperphagia
    1. Carbohydrate craving
    2. Weight gain
  3. Interpersonal rejection sensitivity
  4. Heavy or leaden paralysis or arms and legs
  5. Mood reactivity

IV. Diagnosis

V. Management

  1. MAO Inhibitor
    1. Phenelzine (Nardil) 45-90 mg PO in divided doses
  2. Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRI)
    1. Not as affective for Atypical Depression

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