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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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How to use Lithium in the Elderly

July 15, 2019 | Podcasts

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...

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The Secret History of Ketamine

July 8, 2019 | Podcasts

In 1985 a Soviet psychiatrist began giving his patients ketamine in hopes to cure their alcoholism. The experiment backfired, but the results tell us something about how ketamine might treat depression. Long buried behind the Iron Curtain, this episode uncovers...

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SSRI Withdrawal

July 1, 2019 | Podcasts

Withdrawal problems rank among patients’ top concerns with antidepressants. They include insomnia, flu-like symptoms, irritability, distractibility, and unusual sensory experiences such as “brain zaps.” Earlier this year, a study examined clinical and biological research on tapers of serotonergic antidepressants. In...

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How to Use Amantadine

June 24, 2019 | Podcasts

Rarely used but often studied, amantadine is a medicine that doesn't fit neatly into any boxes. It's thought to work in OCD, autism, depression, cognition, ADHD, weight loss, sexual dysfunction, and traumatic brain injury. But how good is that research,...

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The Carlat Report Goes to the APA Part I

June 17, 2019 | Podcasts

Follow our editor-in-chief Chris Aiken as he brings you practice-changing highlights from the American Psychiatric Association's 2019 meeting. Featuring an interview with Mark Rappaport on inflammation and depression. Learn about a biomarker that predicts antidepressant response, pharmacologic approaches cannabis and...

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Ginger Ale and Normal Hallucinations

June 10, 2019 | Podcasts

Does ginger ale really help nausea? Are hallucinations ever normal? Some of the answers may surprise as we bring you highlights from the June/July double issue of the Carlat Report. Included are practical tips on how to assess spectrum symptoms...

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An Antidepressant Diet With Felice Jacka, MD

June 3, 2019 | Podcasts

A healthy diet is associated with an approximately 30% reduction in the risk for depression and a 40% improvement in cognition. That’s after controlling for education, income, other health behaviors, and body weight. This podcast discusses a recent interview with...

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