Stephen Wyatt, DO.
Private practice psychiatrist with certification in addiction psychiatry, Charlotte, NC.
Dr. Wyatt has disclosed no relevant financial or other interests in any commercial companies pertaining to this educational activity.
We unravel the myths that keep psychiatrists from using disulfiram (Antabuse) in alcohol use disorders. In the right patient, this medication is very effective and far less dangerous than the alternative: continued drinking.
Oxcarbazepine is thought of as a kinder, gentler cousin of carbamazepine, but it brings new safety issues of its own and does not fully escape the drug interactions that hinder carbamazepine. We pull on the published and unpublished trials to figure out where this anticonvulsant stands in bipolar disorder.
Thomas Jordan, MD and Chris Aiken, MD.Dr. Jordan and Dr. Aiken have disclosed that they have no relevant financial or other interests in any commercial companies pertaining to this educational activity.
Dubbed “California Rocket Fuel” by Stephen Stahl, the combination of venlafaxine and mirtazapine seemed to hit all the right receptors. The hype may have gotten a little ahead of the evidence on this one, however, as three new studies reveal.