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Psychopharmacology and Psychiatry Updates

Mar 21, 2019

Today’s question is: Should you prescribe natural medications?

Here is a summary of this episode:

  • St. John’s wort and Rhodiola rosea have been found to cause serotonin syndrome when combined with SSRIs.
  • St. John’s wort, SAM-e and omega 3 fatty acids may cause switching to hypomania and mania in patients with...

Mar 8, 2019

Today’s question is: How to manage the non-hematological adverse effects of clozapine?

Here is a summary of this episode:

  • Clozapine can commonly cause a benign fever. If a patient is feverish, do a workup to exclude infections, myocarditis, NMS and inflammatory conditions.
  • For orthostatic hypotension, slowly titrate,...