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Do Benzos Treat Depression?

April 5, 2021 | Podcasts

Around 50 controlled trials have tested benzodiazepines in depression, and the results are surprising. They seem to work. In this episode we look at the controversies surrounding this research and what it means for practice. Published On: 4/5/2021 Duration: 25...

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COVID, Benzos, and Opioids

March 29, 2021 | Podcasts

Overdose deaths have been rising during COVID, but simply stopping the drug causes problems of its own. In this episde, Ashwin Patkar and Richard Weisler discuss how to reduce the risk of opioid deaths in psychiatric patients. Their Current Psychiatry...

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How to Stop Benzos and Stimulants

March 22, 2021 | Podcasts

Swapnil Gupta, author of Deprescribing in Psychiatry, shares tips on how to help patients taper off benzodiazepines and psychostimulants. She adds a special therapeutic ingredient, but it’s not a medication. Then we digress into one of the oldest medications known...

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What Works Best in Treatment Resistant Depression Pt. 1

March 8, 2021 | Podcasts

What works best when the first antidepressant fails? And the second? Today, we bring you part 1 in our special series on treatment resistant depression. Published On: 3/7/21 Duration: 16 minutes, 1 second Published On: 3/7/21 Duration: 16 minutes, 1 second Transcript:...

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How Buspirone Mixed with Melatonin to Make an Antidepressant

February 22, 2021 | Podcasts

In 2012, psychiatrists at Harvard’s Massachusetts General Hospital discovered a novel antidepressant. It seemed to improve depression and cognition without causing any significant side effects. There was only one problem. The ingredients were practically free, and there was no way...

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When Depression Gets Worse on an Antidepressant

February 14, 2021 | Podcasts

Bupropion and restless legs syndrome: a randomized controlled trialWhen a patient complains that their mood got worse on an antidepressant, it doesn’t necessarily mean they are sensitive to medications. In this episode, we detail 6 other reasons why depression can...

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Deprescribing Part 1

February 8, 2021 | Podcasts

An interview with Swapnil Gupta on when and how to come off psychiatric medications. Plus, tips on cross-tapering antidepressants, and the word of the day: Ephedra. Published On: 2/8/2021 Duration: 17 minutes, 1 second Transcript: Today, an interview with Swapnil Gupta on...

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