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Pros and Cons of Using Oxcarbazepine over Carbamazepine

By: zdavis | August 28th , 2020 | The Carlat Psychiatry Blog| 1 Comment

Does the limited research support that oxcarbazepine is a safer and more effective treatment for bipolar disorder than its FDA-approved cousin, carbamazepine? Here is an overview of the pros and cons from a previous article in The Carlat Psychiatry Report. Pros: Similar effectiveness as other mood stabilizers. In mania and mixed states, hypomania,

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Research Theme Park: Medland

By: jives | April 20th , 2020 | Podcast| 0 Comment

Lithium takes on the coronavirus. Benzos impair facial recognition. Antipsychotic doses find their maximum, the profile of a lithium responder, and topiramate for compulsive shopping. Published On: 4/21/20 Duration: 13 minutes, 51 seconds Studies Referenced: Garcez H, Fernandes C, Barbosa F, et al. Effects of benzodiazepines administrati

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How to use Lithium in the Elderly

By: jives | July 15th , 2019 | Podcast| 0 Comment

A new study suggests that lithium might work better in geriatric depression, but prescribing it safely in older patients takes skill. To start with, they require different blood levels. In this episode you'll learn how to manage lithium's risks in the elderly, as well as some newly discovered medical benefits that it carries in this population. Pu

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