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Psychopharmacology

Psychopharmacology

Mikey had led a hard life, even though he was barely 30. His mother ran off when he was a teen, leaving him with his grandmother—and leaving his father embittered.

A video summarizing key points of a presentation titled “Agitation and Aggression: Managing the Acute Episode and Beyond, An Evidence-Based Approach.”

The menopausal transition is characterized by sex hormone variability and a vulnerability to depressive symptoms and major depressive episodes. The rate of new-onset major depressive episodes is increased during the menopausal transition, as is the experience of depressive symptoms.

The “story behind the story” is not the over-prescription of antidepressants—though it happens—but the under-availability of optimal treatment.

Clinical applications for the most commonly used anticonvulsants are reviewed here, along with complications and recent findings for day-to-day practice. Also: an update on findings from research on anticonvulsants used less often, but which may be potentially beneficial.

The elephant in the room: the problem of iatrogenic opioid use disorder is being ignored.

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