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Psychopharmacology and Psychiatry Updates

Apr 17, 2019

Today’s question is: how helpful are antipsychotic plasma levels?
Here is a summary of this episode:

  • Plasma level is the best proxy for antipsychotic CNS action. Getting levels can detect nonadherence, the point of futility and kinetic issues. Plasma levels can tell you whether you have room for further dose...

Apr 8, 2019

Today’s question is:  

Here is a summary of this episode:

  • Melatonin is a relatively safe sleep aid with few side effects. It may inhibit fertility, sex drive, as well as having immunosuppressive activity.
  • Valerian officinalis works through GABA-ergic compounds and could be just as efficacious as benzodiazepines as a...