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Tips on Choosing an Antipsychotic for Schizophrenia

By: zdavis | August 26th , 2020 | The Carlat Psychiatry Blog| 0 Comment

Which antipsychotics should we consider selecting as the first-line and second-line treatments, and what should we base this decision on? Dr. Aziz addresses this in a past article from The Carlat Psychiatry Report. Here’s some of his advice: Process: Tolerability instead of efficacy should be considered when selecting a first-line treatment.

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How To Prevent a Lethal Clozapine Side Effect

By: zdavis | August 16th , 2020 | The Carlat Psychiatry Blog| 0 Comment

Gastric hypomotility is a common clozapine side effect that can develop into the potentially lethal condition of paralytic ileus. Dr. Aiken’s covered these risks in The Carlat Psychiatry Report. Here’s what you need to know. Dangers of Paralytic Ileus: Hypomotility is very common. Clozapine is the worst offender out of any other antipsychoti

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Cognitive Rehabilitation for Youth With Psychotic Disorders

By: jives | May 14th , 2020 | Podcast| 0 Comment

Psychotic disorders in children and adolescents include a range of neuropsychiatric problems related to the multitude of underlying neurophysiological differences and the problems created by these differences. Chief among these are cognitive impacts. This interview helps outline and give guidance for managing these cognitive problems related to both

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7 Clozapine Tips

By: jives | April 8th , 2020 | Podcast| 2 Comment

We're supposed to move to clozapine after two failed antipsychotics in schizophrenia, but how many of us are really doing that?  Not enough. Clozapine may be difficult to use, but it is life changing for many patients. Here we bring you 7 tips, from serum plasma levels to little-known side effects like OCD. Published on: 4/6/2020 Duration: 20

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How And When To Come Off Medications

By: jives | January 27th , 2020 | Podcast| 0 Comment

Antipsychotics.  For some, long term use is best, for others, you need to keep it short. In this interview with Nassir Ghaemi we dig into the research to find some answers. Date Published: 1/27/20 Duration: 27 minutes, 1 second Article Referenced: "Antipsychotic Maintenance: How Long Is Enough?", The Carlat Psychiatry Report, January 2020

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Antipsychotics and Aggressive Children With ADHD

By: jives | July 12th , 2018 | The Carlat Psychiatry Blog| 0 Comment

The TOSCA study focused on children with severe ADHD, who also met criteria for oppositional defiant disorder (ODD) or conduct disorder (CD). These children tend not to do as well with stimulants alone and often end up being prescribed antipsychotics, typically second generation antipsychotics (SGA’s). TOSCA was devised to help clinicians determine wh

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