Substance-Induced Depression: Diagnosis and Treatment
Bryan K. Tolliver, MD, PhD
Associate professor, Addiction Sciences Division, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Medical University of South Carolina. Charleston, SC.
Dr. Tolliver has no financial relationships with companies related to this material.
“When tailoring medication choice, a careful history can guide you. If I’m treating a patient who drinks excessively at night to sleep or who struggles with insomnia when they try to stop drinking, I’ll start with a sedating antidepressant like mirtazapine. That’s not an evidence-based decision, it’s a clinical decision that I think can be helpful.”