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