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Does Trintellix Treat Generalized Anxiety?

November 11, 2019 | Podcasts

Trintellix looks like a natural fit for anxiety disorders, with a serotonergic mechanism that overlaps with buspirone (5HT1a agonism). But things are not always as they seem in psychiatry. In this second installment of our anxiety series we delve into...


A Scandalous History of Anxiety

November 4, 2019 | Podcasts

Is Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) an anxious temperament, a symptom of another disorder, or a valid disorder on its own? In Part One of our November series on anxiety, we trace the history of GAD from Sigmund Freud to DSM-5. ...


Prescription Mental Health Apps

October 21, 2019 | Podcasts

Prescription apps are here, and in this interview Dr. John Torous will help you get ready for them. From a list of 250,000 health apps, we highlight the top 7, including video games that treat ADHD, medication reminders, and digital...


Vyleesi: A Drug for What You Don't Feel

October 14, 2019 | Podcasts

Vyleesi was just released for low sex drive in women, but it hasn't received a warm welcome. Kellie Newsome goes undercover to explore some bold marketing techniques for these kinds of drugs. After getting lost in the politics and business...


Should You Consider TMS for Kids?

October 7, 2019 | Podcasts

With concerns about both safety and efficacy surrounding antidepressant use in children and adolescents, we are always looking for safe, effective treatments for our patients. Transcranial Stimulation (TMS) has been around for many years, and its use in youth is...


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...


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...


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),...


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...