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Psychopharmacology and Psychiatry Updates

Nov 28, 2021

If your patient has perimenopausal depression, what are the treatment options? This podcast explains different treatment options, such as antidepressants, hormone therapy, and psychotherapy. It also addresses some strategies for managing vasomotor symptoms.

Guest: Vivien Burt, M.D.;
Interviewer: Mohan Gautam,...

Nov 23, 2021

This episode discusses medications for alcohol use disorder, such as naltrexone, acamprosate, and disulfiram. It explains their clinical effects, the goals and benefits of treatment, side effects, liver function monitoring, precautions, contraindications, and dosing. Finally, it emphasizes the patient factors to...

Nov 18, 2021

From the various references cited in this episode, the metamessage is clear: Thyroid hormone belongs in the treatment toolkit of psychiatric specialists, and monitoring of TSH is our responsibility. 

Faculty: Jim Phelps, M.D.
Hosts: Jessica Diaz, M.D.; Flavio Guzman, M.D.

Nov 13, 2021

This episode discusses the 3 approaches in the treatment of substance use disorders: Medications for alcohol use disorder, counseling, and 12-Step facilitation.

Faculty: Joji Suzuki, M.D.
Hosts: Jessica Diaz, M.D., Flavio Guzman, M.D.

Nov 8, 2021

Previous recommendations and even APA guidelines have suggested that electroconvulsive therapy for depression is not as effective for patients with borderline personality disorder as it is for those without. This retrospective analysis of data from McLean Hospital suggests this assumption is not correct.

Faculty: Jim...