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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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The Birth of Lamotrigine

January 25, 2021 | Podcasts

Richard Weisler tells the tale of science and serendipity that lead to his discovery of lamotrigine for bipolar depression 30 years ago. He shares a few dosing tips, and touches on how he works with patients and their families. Plus,...

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Cognitive Enhancers: The Brain on Chess

January 11, 2021 | Podcasts

The Queen’s Gambit is Netflix’s critically acclaimed series about a chess prodigy who gets “a little help from her friends.” In this episode we find out what they got right, and wrong, about psychiatric meds and cognitive enhancement. Published On: 1/11/2020...

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