Metabolic Side Effects (July/August/September)

Date of Issue: 07/01/2021 | Volume: 1 | Number: 5 & 6

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Dr. Stephen Marder reviews weight-management strategies for patients on antipsychotic medications and Dr. Khorassani teaches us how to choose and prescribe weight loss agents. Also, Dr Kulkarni expands our treatment options for female patients with schizophrenia.

In This Issue

Clinical Update

Battle of the Bulge: Obesity and Antipsychotic-Induced Weight Gain

Topics: Aripiprazole | Benzphetamine | Bupropion | Diabetes | Diethylpropion | Exercise | Insulin resistance | Liraglutide | Metabolic syndrome | Metformin | Naltrexone | olanzapine | Phendimetrazine | Phentermine | Samidorphan | Semaglutide | Side Effects | Topiramate | Waist circumference | Weight gain | Ziprasidone

With so many weight loss medications on the market, it’s hard to know which to choose. Dr. Khorassani tells us everything we need to know to about selecting and prescribing these agents. Also, she gives us additional tips for managing antipsychotic-induced weight gain.

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Expert Q&A

Weight Gain and Metabolic Side Effects

Topics: Aripiprazole | Clozapine | Diabetes | Exercise | Insulin resistance | Liraglutide | Metabolic syndrome | Metformin | olanzapine | Quetiapine | Risperidione | Samidorphan | Side Effects | Topiramate | Waist circumference | Weight gain | Ziprasidone

Dr. Steve Marder describes interventions to minimize patients’ antipsychotic-induced weight gain and insulin resistance.

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Expert Q&A

Sex-Based Treatment of Schizophrenia

Topics: Estrogen | Female Issues in Psychiatry | Gender | Hormone Replacement Therapy | HRT | Oral Contraceptives | Osteporosis | Post-menopausal | Prolactin | Raloxifene | SERM (Selective Estrogen Receptor Modulator) | Women’s Issues in Psychiatry

We can use our knowledge of gender differences in schizophrenia, argues Dr. Kulkarni, to inform and broaden our interventions for female patients.

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Research Update

New Combination Treatment Mitigates Antipsychotic-Induced Weight Gain

Topics: Metabolic syndrome | olanzapine | Opioid antagonist | Samidorphan | Schizophrenia | Weight gain

When olanzapine is combined with an opioid-antagonist, patients gain less weight.

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Research Update

Anti-NMDA Receptor Encephalitis or New-Onset Psychosis?

Topics: Anti-NMDA Receptor Encephalitis | Encephalitis | Female Issues in Psychiatry | NMDA | Psychosis | Women’s Issues in Psychiatry

A type of autoimmune encephalitis causes agitation and psychosis, especially in young women.

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Research Update

Psilocybin: The New Holy Grai­l for the Rapid Relief of Major ­Depression?

Topics: Depression | Ketamine | Mood | Pharmacotherapy | Psilocybin | Rapid-acting

Like ketamine, psilocybin works quickly to relieve depression, but it’s not habit-forming and its effects might last longer.

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CME Post-Test

CME Post-Test - Metabolic Side Effects, CHPR, July/August/September 2021

Topics: CME Post-Test

The post-test for this issue is available for one year after the publication date to subscribers. By successfully completing the test you will be awarded a certificate for 2 CME credits.

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