Psychopharmacology and Psychiatry Updates
Psychopharmacology and Psychiatry Updates
Psychopharmacology Institute
Practical psychopharmacology updates for mental health clinicians. Useful for psychiatry / mental health professionals. Expert interviews and soundbites from CME presentations. Practical and free of commercial bias. Not sponsored by any pharmaceutical company.
Atomoxetine for Adult ADHD
Its most common and not-so-common side effects. What other non-stimulants you can use.
Jan 18
5 min
Premenstrual Mood Syndromes: How to Assess?
What is the most helpful and accurate way of understanding premenstrual mood symptoms? What is the preferred scale available? Does it have any limitations? Are period tracking apps useful for diagnosing PMDD?
Jan 13
9 min
Adult ADHD: Using Psychostimulans
What is preferred: Long-acting or short-acting formulations? What are the general prescribing principles for all psychostimulants? What are their most common side effects? What side effects you should monitor?
Jan 8
9 min
Smoking and Psychotropic Use: Effects on Blood Levels
Can smoking affect psychotropic levels? What are the two antipsychotics most commonly affected by smoking? Which is the antidepressant most commonly affected by smoking?
Jan 3
7 min
Lithium: Sexual Side Effects and Cognitive Impairment
How should you discuss cognitive complaints with your patients? What does neuropsychological testing tell us about cognitive impairment with lithium? What strategies can you use to mitigate the sexual side effects of lithium?
Dec 29, 2020
13 min
Top 10 Drug Combinations in Major Depressive Disorder: Interview with Dr. Michael Thase PART 2
This interview discusses the use of lithium, thyroid hormone, second-generation antipsychotics, newer antidepressants, and ketamine/esketamine as adjunctive agents in managing major depressive disorder.
Dec 24, 2020
23 min
Top 10 Drug Combinations in Major Depressive Disorder: Interview with Dr. Michael Thase PART 1
This interview discusses the use of MAOIs and tricyclic antidepressant combinations, adjunctive benzodiazepines and trazodone, and the use of psychostimulants as adjunctive agents in managing major depressive disorder.
Dec 19, 2020
30 min
Managing Tardive Dyskinesia: Clinical Pointers
What is the best way to approach tardive dyskinesia? This episode will discuss an algorithm with levels of evidence for each treatment option. What is the evidence level for second-generation VMAT-2 inhibitors, such as deutetrabenazine and valbenazine? Is there evidence for prescribing anticholinergics in tardive dyskinesia? Should you use them? What options do you have if a VMAT inhibitor is not effective or well tolerated?
Dec 14, 2020
8 min
Lithium: How to Manage Weight Gain and GI Side Effects
What are the causes of weight gain from lithium? How should you help patients manage their weight gain? What are the most common gastrointestinal side effects? How should you manage patients’ gastrointestinal side effects?
Dec 9, 2020
14 min
Liver Function Tests in Psychiatry: Practical Interpretation Tips
This episode will offer practical guidance and answer questions about how to interpret abnormal liver function tests in a patient taking psychotropic medications.
Dec 4, 2020
8 min
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