Side Effects of Antidepressants: Interview with Dr. Rajnish Mago

Mago_Rajnish-10_400x400In 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 Effects of Psychiatric Medications“. The book can be purchased on

To see Dr. Mago’s disclosure click here

 General Overview of Side Effects

  • Why side effects are “the other side of psychopharmacology”
  • The importance of side effects in treatment adherence
  • How to discuss side effects with our patients
  • Why some patients are more sensitive to side effects than others

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  • Orthostatic hypotension
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  • Nausea
  • Antidepressant-induced sexual dysfunction (tutorial here):
    • Three antidepressants that cause less side effects: bupropion, mirtazapine and moclobemide.
    • “Wait and watch” option
    • Drug holidays

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