Let's Talk About Partial Agonists and Antagonist/Partial Agonists

Is that drug a partial agonist … or a partial agonist?

In this Mental Health Minute video, John J. Miller, MD, editor in chief of Psychiatric TimesTM, discusses the importance of specifically defining a drug’s mechanism as a partial agonist or antagonist/partial agonist for improving clinical outcomes.

To learn more about partial agonists and antagonist/partial agonists, see Miller’s article from the December 2021 issue of Psychiatric TimesTM, “Is That Drug a Partial Agonist or a Partial Agonist?

Dr Miller is medical director, Brain Health, Exeter, New Hampshire; Editor in Chief, Psychiatric TimesTM; staff psychiatrist, Seacoast Mental Health Center, Exeter; consulting psychiatrist, Exeter Hospital, Exeter; and consulting psychiatrist, Insight Meditation Society, Barre, Massachusetts.