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Psychopharmacology and Psychiatry Updates

May 31, 2024

In this episode, we discuss a new study on maternal depression, antidepressant use, and pregnancy complications. Can antidepressants during pregnancy harm the baby? Dr. Lauren Osborne helps us weigh the risks and benefits.

Faculty: Lauren Osborne, M.D.
Host: Richard Seeber, M.D.

May 26, 2024

In this episode, we explore the most effective pharmacologic treatments for fibromyalgia, a complex nociplastic pain syndrome. Dr. Daniel Clauw shares his insights on the top drug classes for managing fibromyalgia and discusses why opioids should be avoided. Could the hyperactive endogenous opioid system in fibromyalgia...

May 21, 2024

In this episode, we explore the use of antipsychotic medication in treating children and adolescents with anorexia nervosa. Can these medications play a role in promoting weight gain and reducing comorbid symptoms? Or do the risks outweigh the potential benefits in this vulnerable population?

Faculty: David Rosenberg,...

May 17, 2024

In this episode, we dive into the diagnosis of fibromyalgia, a common nociplastic pain syndrome. We explore how to assess widespread pain and associated symptoms and how to understand fibromyalgia as a spectrum rather than a binary diagnosis. How can this nuanced approach help us tailor treatment strategies? 


May 11, 2024

In this episode, we delve into the potential for irreversible sexual dysfunction after SSRI use, based on a large-scale Israeli study. Could a few months or even days of antidepressant treatment lead to permanent erectile issues?

Faculty: Paul Zarkowski, M.D.
Host: Richard Seeber, M.D.