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Psychopharmacology and Psychiatry Updates

Oct 30, 2018

Today’s question is: How to manage an agitated patient?

Here is a summary of this episode:

  • Antipsychotics are the mainstay of treatment; addressing psychotic agitation as well as treating delirium. Haloperidol is best combined with a benzodiazepine, showing both high efficacy and low side effect profile.
  • There are...

Oct 2, 2018

Today’s question is: When is the right time to discontinue an antipsychotic in the treatment of schizophrenia? We reviewed the evidence as well as consulting Dr. Ira Glick to help us answer this question.

Here is the summary of the podcast:

  • The APA guidelines (2004, updated 2009) recommend indefinite...