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Practical psychopharmacology updates for mental health clinicians. Useful for psychiatry / mental health professionals. Expert interviews and soundbites from CME presentations. Practical and free of commercial bias. Not sponsored by any pharmaceutical company.

Psychopharmacology and Psychiatry Update‪s‬ Psychopharmacology Institute

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Practical psychopharmacology updates for mental health clinicians. Useful for psychiatry / mental health professionals. Expert interviews and soundbites from CME presentations. Practical and free of commercial bias. Not sponsored by any pharmaceutical company.

    tDCS for Schizophrenia

    tDCS for Schizophrenia

    Is transcranial direct current stimulation for negative symptoms of schizophrenia a good idea?

    • 6 min
    Antipsychotics in Pregnancy: Are They Safe?

    Antipsychotics in Pregnancy: Are They Safe?

    How safe are first-generation antipsychotics in pregnancy? What's their teratogenicity risk? How safe are second-generation antipsychotics? Are risks dose-dependent? What glucose test should you order and when?

    • 8 min
    Should you prescribe omega-3 fatty acids?

    Should you prescribe omega-3 fatty acids?

    Omega-3 fatty acids have been shown in some randomized trials to be more effective than placebo in the treatment of depression, but a Cochrane review concluded that they are no better than placebo. Should you suggest omega-3 fatty acids for patients with depression? If so, what dose should you recommend?

    • 7 min
    Prescribing Lithium During Pregnancy

    Prescribing Lithium During Pregnancy

    How does pregnancy affect lithium pharmacokinetics? How do lithium levels fluctuate across the first, second, and third trimesters? How often should you monitor lithium blood levels? Should you stop lithium prior to labor?

    • 8 min
    Using E-Cigarettes: What Clinicians Must Know

    Using E-Cigarettes: What Clinicians Must Know

    Can e-cigarettes help in smoking cessation? What are the main disadvantages of e-cigarettes? What is a dual user?

    • 7 min
    Premenstrual Mood Syndromes: Oral Contraceptives in Psychiatry?

    Premenstrual Mood Syndromes: Oral Contraceptives in Psychiatry?

    Should psychiatrists prescribe oral contraceptives? What is the role of oral contraceptives in the treatment of PMDD? How do oral contraceptives work in premenstrual syndromes?

    • 9 min

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