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Psychopharmacology and Psychiatry Updates

Jan 25, 2019

Today’s question is: How to manage the comorbidities of PTSD?

Here is a summary of this episode:

  • Screen for substance use and avoid prescription drugs like benzodiazepines. Desipramine and topiramate might help with comorbid alcohol use disorder.
  • In PTSD-related psychosis, try an SSRI first. If that doesn’t help, add a second-generation antipsychotic like risperidone.
  • Prescribe paroxetine with caution in women of childbearing potential.