LithiumFrom March 2018, What’s Your (Code) Status?
Lithium is often used to treat bipolar disorder. Dosing begins at 300 mg od and can range up to 1800 daily. Adverse effects are most likely to affect GI, renal, cardiac, neurologic systems as well as the thyroid and parathyroid glands. Toxicity can be either acute or chronic. Regular monitoring …15min 55Adrien Selim, MD
Shocking Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT)From October 2017, It's Bloody Halloween!
Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) and trans-cutaneous (TMS) magnetic stimulation are important therapeutic modalities in psychiatric care. ECT is performed in a hospital type setting and can help treat refractory mental illness, and is exceptionally useful in treating severe depression in pregnancy …8min 27Shawn Hersevoort, MD, MPH and Rob Orman, MD
Paper Chase #2 - To Augment or Switch Antidepressants? That is the QuestionFrom October 2017, It's Bloody Halloween!
Aripiprazole is slightly more effective than buproprion at achieving remission at 12 weeks.4min 49Andrew Buelt, DO and Joe Weatherly, DO
13 Tips on SuicidalityFrom June 2017, 13 Tips on Suicidality
Ilene Claudius MD brings us practical advice on adolescent depression, suicide red flags and other relevant topics.11min 56Ilene Claudius, MD
Paper Chase 3 - Hormonal Contraception and DepressionFrom January 2017, Bones Lose Their Autonomy
There was a statistical correlation between hormonal contraception and dx of depression with antidepressant use.5min 3Andrew Buelt, DO and Joe Weatherly, DO
Paper Chase 2: Antipsychotics + Parkinson’s Disease = Bad CombinationFrom July 2016, Creme de la Thyroid
In this study, use of antipsychotics was associated with a significantly increased mortality risk in patients with Parkinson Disease. •5min 59Andrew Buelt, DO and Joe Weatherly, DO