Antidepressants get people better from depression, but what keeps them better? In this episode, Dr. Giovanni Fava suggests we may need to stop trying to stamp-out pathology and start finding ways to enhance well-being as patients recover.
Vladimir Maletic about the serotonin transporter gene (SERT). It’s supposed to make people more vulnerable to depression, but there’s a bright side to this gene that rarely gets attention. We talk about the strengths it confers, and whether it can predict which antidepressant a patient will respond to.
THINC-it is a new app that can help you track and measure your patient’s cognition. This episode includes a special patient edition from the Pocket Psychiatrist that walks patients through the app and offers tips to keep them motivate.
Brian Wilson, Lou Reed, and Ian Curtis all created new music genres, and each of them is reputed to have had bipolar disorder. We look at the evidence behind that, and learn a few things about psychiatry and creativity along the way.
We ask the big questions: Is topiramate a drug or a sugar? Do you need to use the FDA-approved combo pill for weight loss? And which of its 13 off-label psychiatric uses are ready for clinical practice?
A new study looked at what works best after two antidepressants have failed, and it claims to have found some surprising winners. We take a closer look at the data in the final episode of our two-part series on treatment resistant depression (see March 8 2021 for part 1).Published on: 3/3/21Duration:...