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This presentation reviews the essential aspects of this medication including: mechanism of action, indications, pharmacokinetics, adverse effects profile and dosing guidelines.
This video discusses the role of 5-HT1A receptor downregulation in the mechanism of action of SSRIs. The monoamine theory of depression is also reviewed and contrasted with its limitations.
This brief video is an overview on the most common side effect of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors.
Possible mechanisms for each side effect are also discussed.
This brief article summarizes the clinical uses of valproate in psychiatry. We discuss FDA-approved indications as well as off-label uses. Instead of an exhaustive review, this is a practical overview for clinicians.