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Top Myths in Psychopharmacology

September 30, 2019 | Podcasts

Nassir Ghaemi takes issue with some of psychiatry's cherished notions in this expert interview. From the practical to the philosophical, he considers symptomatic treatments, preventative medicine, and whether medications are best given in divided doses or once-a-day. Date Published: 9/30/19 Duration: 12...

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Remeron Runs out of Rocket Fuel

September 23, 2019 | Podcasts

When a popular antidepressant combination is discredited, what do we do with it? Dr. Aiken sorts through the possibilities for mirtazapine (Remeron) augmentation, and pulls up a few more myths about this medicine. Date Published: 9/23/19 Duration: 9 minutes 11...

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Should we trust the experts?

September 16, 2019 | Podcasts

Why does the top-selling psychiatric textbook base its recommendations on the lowest grade of medical evidence? Psychiatric practice is often mislead by expert opinion, practice trends, and neurotransmitter theories. In the case of paroxetine (Paxil), venlafaxine (Effexor), and mirtazapine (Remeron),...

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How to Address School Refusal

August 31, 2019 | Podcasts

School refusal is a common problem, affecting up to 5% of schoolchildren. This episode takes a look at the limited research on the subject and goes over work done by experts at the Yale Child Center to put together some...

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Brexanolone: A New Treatment for Postpartum Depression

August 26, 2019 | Podcasts

William S. Meyer is a clinical social worker and psychoanalytic psychotherapist who holds faculty positions at Duke in the Departments of Psychiatry and Ob/Gyn. He has spent 20 years working with postpartum depression at the Duke Medical Center. In this...

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Weight Gain on Psych Meds

August 19, 2019 | Podcasts

Metformin is the top antidote for antipsychotic weight gain, but is it good for patient's health or just their looks? We explore how to use it, delve into its fabled anti-aging effects, and end with a new discovery that may...

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Is Watching ‘13 Reasons Why’ Bad for Teens?

August 12, 2019 | Podcasts

Join Josh Feder, MD, and Mara Goverman, LICW, for a special episode focused on child psychiatry, suicidality, and the popular Netflix series 13 Reasons Why. The show stirred controversy when it portrayed the bullying and suicide of a teenager. Although the...

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The Choice: Deplin, Folate, or Folic acid

August 5, 2019 | Podcasts

Folate, folic acid, l-methylfolate, Deplin, folinic acid… How do we choose among the many forms of this vitamin? All have proved useful as add-on therapies in depression, but they differ in important ways. Some may work in bipolar disorder, and...

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The Carlat Report Goes to APA Part II

July 29, 2019 | Podcasts

More highlights from the American Psychiatric Association's 2019 meeting in the final installment of this two-part series. Expert interviews with Manpreet Singh on childhood mood disorders and Nikhil Rao on novel medications for sleep. Learn what to do when children...

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Daniel in the Pharma Den

July 22, 2019 | Podcasts

20 years ago, Danny Carlat signed up to speak for the pharmaceutical industry. Through closed-door meetings and lavish "faculty development programs," he learned how to present their product's data in the most convincing way. The only problem was that he...

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