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Serotonin Syndrome versus NMS

September 30, 2021 | Podcasts

Both Serotonin Syndrome and NMS often present with often present with muscle rigidity, hyperthermia, and altered mental status. Here's how to diagnose and treat them. Published On: 8/16/2021 Duration: 24 minutes, 26 seconds Related Article: "Serotonin Syndrome Versus NMS," The...


The Spiritual Origins of Ketamine

September 20, 2021 | Podcasts

Is ketamine a glutamate antagonist or a spiritual kindler? Ketamine has two origin stories, each with its own understanding of how it treats depression. One came from the East, and one from the West, and after the Iron Curtain came...


When Psilocybin was a Psych Med

September 13, 2021 | Podcasts

 Phase III clinical trials are beginning to roll out for psychedelic medications like like psilocybin and MDMA – also known as magic mushrooms and ecstasy. But this is not the first time these drugs have been used to treat...


Borderline, Bipolar, and Overdiagnosis

September 6, 2021 | Podcasts

Experts in borderline personality disorder and bipolar disorder reach a consensus about the mercurial temperament that underlies borderline personality. The DSM Committee restores a diagnostic code to recognizes those with a “clean bill of mental health,” and the word of...


How to Use Nortriptyline

August 30, 2021 | Podcasts

Nortriptyline + lithium is one of the top combos for keeping patients well after ECT, and in this episode we walk you through how to prescribe it, including side effects, dosing, drug levels, and drug interactions. Then, the word of...


Why Nightmares Matter

August 23, 2021 | Podcasts

Barry Krakow, MD has spent his career studying and treating nightmares. In this interview, he shares how nightmares affect mental health, and how they point to more than just PTSD. Published On: 8/22/2021 Duration: 16 minutes, 23 seconds Related Article:...


6 Ways to Manage Nausea on Psych Meds

August 9, 2021 | Podcasts

  Our top 6 tips for managing nausea on psych meds, and a queasy tale of a tenacious problem to watch for when your patients who get nauseous: Conditioned taste aversion. Published On: 8/9/2021 Duration: 18 minutes, 16 seconds Transcript:...


The Top Genetic Tests

August 2, 2021 | Podcasts

The APA says that genetic testing isn’t ready for prime time, but is there anything worth salvaging in these panels? We get some answers from John Nurnberger, MD, PhD, co-founder of the International Society of Psychiatric Genetics, the founding editor...