Antidepressants adverse effects

Antidepressant Discontinuation Syndrome: Diagnosis, Prevention and Management

Author: Flavio Guzman, MD Discontinuation symptoms can occur with all antidepressant classes, and you will see many articles referring to SSRI discontinuation syndrome. The reason is that SSRIs are by far the most commonly prescribed antidepressant class. This syndrome consists of usually mild and reversible symptoms that can be grouped into six categories. As a…

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Side Effects of Antidepressants: Interview with Dr. Rajnish Mago

In this expert interview we discuss side effects of antidepressants. Our guest today is Dr. Rajnish Mago. Dr. Mago currently serves as Director of the Mood Disorders Program at the Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He is Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the Jefferson Medical College. He recently published the high-yield book “Side…

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Antidepressants and Weight Change: An Evidence-Based Tool

Dent et al [1] conducted a systematic synthesis of the literature to rank the effect of psychotropic drugs on weight change. We summarize and reproduce some of their findings for antidepressant medications. Some key points include: Paroxetine and mirtazapine rank in the first two positions of drug-induced weight gain Tricyclic antidepressants and MAOIs are associated…

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Adverse Effects of SSRIs

Author: Flavio Guzman, MD The video below is a brief (length 2:30) overview on the adverse effects of SSRIs. Contents: General concepts Gastrointestinal side effects CNS adverse effects: Basal ganglia Mental effects Sexual dysfunction Download Video Transcript Hello, this is Dr. Flavio Guzman, I´m the editor of Psychopharmacology Institute. In this short video I’m going…

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