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Editor's Choice: An Antidepressant Diet Expert Q&A

By: jives | July 11th , 2019 | The Carlat Psychiatry Blog| 0 Comment

I was a reader of The Carlat Psychiatry Report before I was an editor, and there were two things that led me to subscribe to it: 1) They cover topics that get missed in the psychiatric press, like practical tips and treatments that aren't backed by a promotional budget. 2) They give the big picture and the nitty gritty. Instead of reciting the researc

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Podcast Episode #8: SSRI Withdrawal

By: jives | July 1st , 2019 | The Carlat Psychiatry Blog| 0 Comment

Withdrawal problems rank among patients’ top concerns with antidepressants. They include insomnia, flu-like symptoms, irritability, distractibility, and unusual sensory experiences such as “brain zaps.” Earlier this year, a study examined clinical and biological research on tapers of serotonergic antidepressants. In this episode we discuss wha

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Prescribing Newer Antidepressants

By: jives | May 3rd , 2019 | The Carlat Psychiatry Blog| 2 Comment

Michael Gitlin, MD, director of the Outpatient Mood Disorder Program at UCLA gave The Carlat Psychiatry Report his view on newer antidepressants. He emphasized that these newer medications are no more effective than our standard antidepressants, but that it’s always good to have more options available for patients who may not have responded to—or wh

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