Fluoxetine

Research Update

Does Prozac Treat Repetitive and Stereotypical Behaviors in Children With Autism?

Topics: Autism | Autism Spectrum Disorder | Fluoxetine | Perseveration | Perseverative Behavior | Prozac | Repetitive Behavior | SSRIs | Stereotypical Behavior

Review of: Reddihough DS et al, JAMA 2019;322(16):1561–1569 Restrictive, repetitive, and stereotypical behaviors in children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are a common concern, and there are no FDA-approved medications for their treatment. We know that fluoxetine is effective in the treatment of obsessive-compulsive disorder i

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Expert Q&A

Mood and Menopause

Topics: Antidepressants | Citalopram | Depressive Disorder | Effexor | Escitalopram | Female Issues in Psychiatry | Fluoxetine | gabapentin | Gender | Hormone Replacement Therapy | Oral Contraceptives | Prozac | Serotonin Specific Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRIs) | SSRIs | Women’s Issues in Psychiatry

TCPR: When does perimenopausal depression tend to start?Dr. Nonacs: It’s during the transition into menopause that women are most vulnerable to depression. And that transition can actually take quite a while, like 5–7 years. TCPR: How does it present?Dr. Nonacs: Often they’ve had a history of depression, but have done fairly well up to this point

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Research Update

Optimal Antidepressant Doses in Major Depression

Topics: Antidepressants | Bupropion | Citalopram | Depression | Depressive Disorder | Escitalopram | Fluoxetine | Mirtazapine | Paroxetine | Pharmacology | Pharmacology Tips | Research | Research Update | Sertraline | SSRIs | Venlafaxine | Wellbutrin

Review of: Furukawa TA et al, Lancet Psychiatry;2019;6(7):601–609 Type of study: Systematic review and meta-analysis Most antidepressants do not have a linear response curve. In other words, the benefits level off as the dose goes up. If the dose gets too high, the side effects start to outweigh those diminishing returns. What’s not clear is whe

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