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Psychopharmacology and Psychiatry Updates

Mar 23, 2023

Are mood stabilizers the right choice for elderly patients? This episode discusses key insights about using mood stabilizers in the geriatric population, including side effects and monitoring for lithium, valproic acid, lamotrigine, carbamazepine, and gabapentinoids.

Faculty: Lauren Gerlach, D.O.
Host: Richard Seeber,...

Mar 18, 2023

Do you have a patient suffering from postpartum depression? In this episode, we discuss a new study on light therapy as a potential treatment for postpartum depression, including the response rate, adverse effects, and effects on sleep quality.

Faculty: Jim Phelps, M.D.
Host: Richard Seeber, M.D.

Mar 13, 2023

This episode discusses some strategies for starting antidepressants in the elderly, the important role of titrating doses, the efficacy of SSRIs, the side effects and drug–drug interactions of different medications, and clinical tips for using SSRIs and SNRIs in this population.

Faculty: Lauren Gerlach, D.O.

Mar 8, 2023

Is duloxetine a viable option for youth with MDD? In this episode, we discuss the need for additional medication options in youth with depression as well as an RCT of duloxetine to assess its efficacy and a label extension trial to evaluate its long-term safety.

Faculty: David Rosenberg, M.D.
Host: Richard Seeber,...

Mar 3, 2023

What are the most common challenges when prescribing psychotropics to older adults? This episode discusses the challenges in prescribing psychotropics to the geriatric population, such as poor medication adherence and the risks of inappropriate prescribing. It also introduces a clinical case and emphasizes the...