Drug Classes

How to Prescribe Natural Medications? Part 1

In this podcast episode, we learn about prescribing natural medications in psychiatry with Dr. David Mischoulon (Harvard Medical School). We explore St. John’s wort, SAM-e, Omega 3 fatty acids and Rhodiola rosea.

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How to Manage Adverse Effects of Clozapine – Part 2

In this episode, we cover practical tips on the management of fever, cardiovascular and cardiometabolic adverse effects related to clozapine use. Dr. Jonathan Meyer provides evidence-based pearls as well as clinical anecdotes.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Antipsychotic Plasma Levels and Adherence

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

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Treatment-Resistant Depression: Clinical Conundrum

In this podcast episode, we take on the challenge of treatment-resistant depression and its therapeutic options. Dr. Philip Cowen (University of Oxford) provided insights for this clinical conundrum with a simple algorithm.

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How to Manage an Agitated Patient?

In this episode, we venture into the psychopharmacology of agitation, with a special focus on psychotic agitation. Dr. Michael Jibson (University of Michigan) and Dr. David Osser (Harvard Medical School) shared clinical pearls to treat this challenging situation.

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The Role of Serotonin (5-HT) in Impulsivity/Aggression, Anxiety/Stress and Cognition

This presentation reviews the effects of serotonin receptors (5-HTR) on domains such as impulsivity/aggression, anxiety/stress, and cognition. It also discusses findings from neuroimaging studies involving 5-HT1A and 5-HT2A receptors.

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GAD Pharmacotherapy: Augmenting vs Switching in Partial Responders

This presentation discusses how to address partial response to pharmacotherapy in the treatment of GAD. When to switch and when to augment. Dr. Osser gives three options for augmentation.

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