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Psychopharmacology and Psychiatry Updates

Nov 29, 2018

Here is a summary of this episode:

Geriatric Psychopharmacology

  • Today’s topic is geriatric psychopharmacology.
  • Do one thing at a time. Start low and go slow with medication titration and avoid PRN prescribing. Avoid medications on the Beers list like antihistamines, anticholinergics, and tricyclic antidepressants.

Nov 15, 2018

Today’s question is: How to manage treatment-resistant depression?

Here is a summary of this episode:

  • The first step in the management of treatment-resistant depression (TRD) is adequate history taking and assessment for comorbidities and bipolar depression.
  • Augmentation is more effective than switching. Adding...