Remembering side effects of antipsychotic medications

Remembering side effects of antipsychotic medications

An easy way to remember which antipsychotic medications cause weight loss and which cause weight gain.

Addressing decreased libido in smokers

Addressing decreased libido in smokers

What can be used to treat vaginal dryness and decreased libido in women who smoke?

Drug-testing a teenager without permission

Advice for dealing with parent requests to drug test their teen without the child's knowledge or consent.

Options for treating an anxious and depressed alcoholic

What is the best treatment option for a 50-year-old woman with major depression, alcoholism and general anxiety disorder.

Choosing an SSRI

What are the differences in side effects and responses to the available SSRIs?

Depression treatment in an overweight recent ex-smoker

Which antidepressant would you recommend for a woman aged 47 years who presents with depressed mood, low energy, decreased motivation and hypersomnia?

Confirming suspicions of hepatic encephalopathy

A patient is suspected of having hepatic encephalopathy (HE) attributable to liver failure from alcoholism.

Serotonin syndrome in depressed patients with migraine

How concerned should clinicians be about serotonin syndrome when prescribing a triptan with a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI)?

Advice for switching selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors

When switching selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), what is the best way to wean off of one before starting a new prescription?

Is a patient in pain or seeking drugs?

How should a clinician treat a patient with recurring migraines, that also has a history of drug seeking behavior?

Postpartum depression risk

Postpartum depression occurs in 8%-20% of all new mothers. If a woman with no history of depression develops postpartum depression, is there a greater likelihood of developing recurrent mood disorders later?

Methamphetamine withdrawal symptoms

How long do symptoms of methamphetamine withdrawal typically last?

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