Antidepressants

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Does Brintellix Bring Anything New?

After a dry spell of new antidepressants—the last one to be approved was levomilnacipran (Fetzima), the active enantiomer of milnacipran (Savella) in July 2013—the FDA approved vortioxetine (Brintellix) in September. Vortioxetine is another serotonergic antidepressant. How exactly does it work, and what are its advantages over existing drugs?

The Carlat Guide to Medications Used for Insomnia

This handy table lists the medications most often used to treat insomnia.

Sleeping Pills: Which Ones for Which Patients? [Subscribers Only]

Insomnia

Insomnia is one of the most common comorbidities you’ll see in your depressed and anxious patients. But it is often misunderstood. While the common view is that insomnia is caused by a primary psychiatric or medical condition, it is more accurate to simply say that patients have insomnia and depression at the same time. Insomnia is almost never an isolated problem.

Research Update

New Study Supports Cardiac Safety of SSRIs in Pregnancy

Concerns about the safety of psychiatric medications during pregnancy are common among psychiatrists and patients alike. In many cases, one must weigh the risks of a medication to mother or child against the risks inherent in untreated mental illness. Recent research, however, lends support to the growing data about the safety of antidepressant medications in pregnancy.

Expert QA

Working With Primary Care Physicians in Treating Depression

In terms of starting new patients on antidepressants, PCPs do most of the prescribing.

The Motherisk Program

The Motherisk Program is a teratogen information service that has been around for more than 20 years.

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Four “New” Antidepressants. Or Are They? [Free Article]

What’s new in antidepressant treatment? Not much.