How Can This Medication Help?

What is the first thing you share with your patient when you are about to prescribe a new medication?

In this episode of The Big Q, Rif El-Mallakh, MD, shares his approach to introducing patients to new medications, from explaining the medication’s mechanism of action to telling patients how the medication can help alleviate their most problematic symptoms.

Dr El-Mallakh is the director of the Mood Disorders Research Program at the University of Louisville School of Medicine in Louisville, Kentucky.