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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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7 Clozapine Tips

By: jives | April 8th , 2020 | Podcast| 11 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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Using Clozapine Effectively, Safely

By: jives | June 5th , 2019 | The Carlat Psychiatry Blog| 0 Comment

According to most treatment guidelines, you should consider clozapine after inadequate response to at least two antipsychotics. For patients who are extremely aggressive or suicidal, the APA treatment guidelines state that a trial of clozapine may be reasonable as a first or second line antipsychotic. Here are some additional tips for prescribing clozap

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