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Recent articles and videos

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.

Clinical Pearls in Geriatric Psychopharmacology

In this episode, we uncover clinical pearls of geriatric psychopharmacology. We are joined by Dr. Sandra Jacobson of the University of Arizona giving practical tips on prescribing for this special group of patients.

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.

The Use of MDMA for PTSD

MDMA (3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine) is being studied for treatment-resistant PTSD. This presentation discusses results from clinical and neuroimaging studies.

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.

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.

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.