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Psychopharmacology and Psychiatry Updates

Aug 30, 2021

This podcast offers a discussion on the use of antipsychotics for managing delirium. Topics covered include: Choosing an antipsychotic, the advantages of IV haloperidol, different dosing strategies, and concerns regarding QT prolongation. We also examine chlorpromazine, olanzapine, quetiapine, and aripiprazole...

Aug 25, 2021

First-line treatments for child and adolescent depression are cognitive–behavioral therapy, interpersonal therapy, fluoxetine, and escitalopram.
What works besides routine first-line approaches? This episode discusses options to consider: Pharmaceuticals, nutraceuticals, somatomotor techniques (e.g., yoga), and...

Aug 20, 2021

This episode discusses nonpharmacologic management strategies for delirium, such as the ones included in the ABCDE bundle.

Faculty: Scott Beach, M.D.
Hosts: Jessica Diaz, M.D.; Flavio Guzman, M.D.

Aug 15, 2021

Are there any alternative medicine treatments that might be useful for your geriatric patients? We examine the evidence base for diet, herbal and nutritional supplements, and mind–body therapies for the prevention of dementia and the treatment of depression.

Faculty: Jim Phelps, M.D.
Hosts: Jessica Diaz, M.D.; Flavio...

Aug 10, 2021

This episode discusses the assessment of delirium. This includes: EEG and neurological exam, cognitive dysfunctions present in delirium, recommended testing, differential diagnoses, and the consequences of delirium.

Faculty: Scott Beach, M.D.
Hosts: Jessica Diaz, M.D.; Flavio Guzman, M.D.