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Psychopharmacology and Psychiatry Updates

Nov 29, 2020

In this episode, we discuss the diagnosis and management of extrapyramidal symptoms.

Here are some questions Dr. Pontone addresses:

  • Are there any biomarkers or neuroimaging studies that help us differentiate drug-induced EPS from Parkinson’s disease?
  • What can you do after you identify extrapyramidal symptoms? What...

Nov 24, 2020

Today's episode is about treatment strategies for postpartum bipolar disorder and psychosis. Here are some questions we cover in this episode:

  • What is the role for lithium in postpartum psychosis?
  • What do we know about mood stabilizers and breastfeeding?
  • Is it possible for women who are using lithium to breastfeed in a...

Nov 19, 2020

Here are some practical things you’ll learn if you listen to this entire episode:

  • Specific tests that you need to order before prescribing lithium (baseline testing).
  • How to start lithium.
  • The best way to distribute dosing to prevent kidney damage.
  • The most relevant drug interactions that may affect...

Nov 14, 2020

Antipsychotic-induced weight gain is a huge problem. Today's episode will remind you of some important concepts from the general medicine perspective.

This episode will help you be more systematic about the diagnosis of metabolic syndrome in your clinical practice. It will also give you a framework for monitoring...

Nov 9, 2020

In this episode, we discuss the diagnosis and management of akathisia. Here are some questions Dr. Pontone addresses:

  • Why is akathisia important?
  • For differential diagnosis, what are the most common conditions that can mimic akathisia?
  • What is pseudoakathisia?
  • What can you do to treat akathisia before adding any...