Antipsychotics Update (March)

Date of Issue: 03/01/2018 | Volume: 16 | Number: 3

Issue Links:Learning Objectives | Editorial Information

There are dozens of antipsychotics, and most of them are approved for mood disorders as well as psychosis. But which are right for your patients? In this issue, we give recommendations on which antipsychotics, including clozapine, to choose and which ones to avoid.

In This Issue

Article

Note From the Editor-in-Chief

Topics: Antipsychotics

We publish an issue on antipsychotics at least once a year, and it’s always a challenge to decide what to cover. There are dozens of antipsychotics, and most of them are approved for mood disorders as well as psychosis.

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Article

Clozapine: A Fresh Look

Topics: Antipsychotics | Pharmacology Tips | Practice Tools and Tips

For those reluctant to make clozapine their go-to antipsychotic for certain patients, this article will provide information to help you decide when it’s right to prescribe.

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Article

Abilify MyCite: Patient Care Breakthrough or Patent Extender?

Topics: Antipsychotics | Free Articles | Pharmacology Tips | Practice Tools and Tips

You’ve probably heard about a new “digital pill” called Abilify MyCite. The product, which was FDA approved in November 2017, is the first drug in the U.S. with a digital ingestion tracking system.

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Expert Q&A

Prescribing and Managing Antipsychotics

Topics: Antipsychotics | Pharmacology Tips | Practice Tools and Tips | Registered Articles

For those reluctant to make clozapine their go-to antipsychotic for certain patients, this article will provide information to help you decide when it’s right to prescribe.

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Research Update

QTc Prolongation Risk Management in Hospital Patients

Topics: Research Update

Many of the medications we prescribe, most notably antipsychotics and antidepressants, have some risk of QTc prolongation. Since it’s rare to have complications of a prolonged QTc interval—such as torsades de pointes (TdP) and sudden cardiac death—clinics and hospitals typically don’t screen for it using electrocardiograms (ECG).

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CME Post-Test

CME Post-Test - Antipsychotics Update, TCPR, March 2018

Topics: CME Post-Test

The post-test for this issue is available for one year after the publication date to subscribers only. By successfully completing the test you will be awarded a certificate for 1 CME Credit.

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