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Recent articles and videos

How to Manage Adverse Effects of Clozapine – Part 1

In this episode, we cover practical tips on the management of sialorrhea, constipation, sedation, and seizures related to clozapine use. Dr. Jonathan Meyer provides evidence-based pearls as well as clinical anecdotes.

St. John’s Wort for Depression: A Clinical Summary

This presentation reviews the mechanism of action, efficacy and safety of St John’s wort for the treatment of major depressive disorder.

Do SSRIs Increase Bleeding Risk?

In this episode we answer the question: Do SSRIs increase the risk of bleeding? We do this with Dr. James Levenson (Virginia Commonwealth University) and we explore GIT, perioperative, CNS and postpartum bleeding with SSRIs.

S-Adenosylmethionine (SAMe) for Depression: What Does the Evidence Say?

This presentation reviews the mechanism of action, efficacy and safety of S-Adenosylmethionine (SAMe) for the treatment of major depressive disorder.

Your Guide to Treating PTSD Comorbidities

In this episode, we explore the management of common PTSD comorbidities with Dr. David Osser (Harvard Medical School). We cover substance use disorders, depression, psychosis and prescribing in women of childbearing potential.

How to Load Haloperidol Decanoate

This presentation reviews the specifics of how to load haloperidol decanoate. It uses two clinical cases to illustrate real-world situations.

How to Treat PTSD-Related Sleep Disturbances?

In this episode, we discuss part of Dr. David Osser’s (Harvard Medical School) PTSD algorithm about treating sleep symptoms of PTSD. We cover the evidence on prazosin’s efficacy and trazodone use. The rationale behind certain drugs to avoid is also covered.

Antipsychotic Plasma Levels and Adherence

This presentation summarizes the benefits of obtaining antipsychotic plasma levels in nonresponding patients.

Prescribing Psychotropics in the Medically Ill

In this episode, we review principles of prescribing psychotropics in patients with liver, kidney and lung diseases with Dr. James Levenson (Virginia Commonwealth University).

Psychotropics and Gastrointestinal Conditions: Prescribe with the Gut in Mind

In this episode, we learn to prescribe with the gut in mind. Dr. James Levenson (Virginia Commonwealth University) joins us with to-the-point tips on prescribing psychotropics in patients with GI disease as well as exploring how psychotropics can affect the GIT.