Mood Stabilizers

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How to Evaluate and Treat Mood Disorders in Pregnancy

Topics: Mood Stabilizers | Pharmaceutical Industry | Practice Tools and Tips | Psychopharmacology Tips | Women's Issues in Psychiatry

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Mood Stabilizer plus Antidepressant May Protect Against Mania

Topics: Bipolar Disorder | Mood Stabilizers | Research Updates

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Nuedexta for Pseudobulbar Affect

Topics: Mood Stabilizers | Natural Medications | Neuroscience in Psychiatry

Pseudobulbar affect (PBA), also known as pseudobulbar palsy, is a neurological condition in which patients have sudden outbursts of crying or laughing. While the episodes can be triggered by events that would ordinarily elicit genuine sadness or amusement, patients with PBA react with intense displays of emotion that they cannot control. The frequency o

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Complementary and Alternative Medicine for Mood Disorders

Topics: Mood Stabilizers | Natural Medications | Women's Issues in Psychiatry

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Sleeping Pills: Which Ones for Which Patients?

Topics: Antidepressants | Antipsychotics | Benzodiazepines | Hypnotics | Mood Stabilizers

Insomnia is one of the most common comorbidities you’ll see in your depressed and anxious patients (Becker PM and Sattar M, Curr Treat Options Neurol 2009;11(5):349–357). But it is often misunderstood. Over the last several years there has been a shift in how we conceptualize insomnia co-occurring with psychiatric disorders. While the common view is

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The Carlat Guide to Medications Used for Insomnia

Topics: Antidepressants | Antipsychotics | Benzodiazepines | Hypnotics | Mood Stabilizers | Natural Medications

This handy table lists the medications most often used to treat insomnia. Click here to see table

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Robust support for mood stabilizers in borderline personality disorder

Topics: Mood Stabilizers

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Lamictal: What is it Good For?

Topics: Mood Stabilizers

Lamictal (lamotrigine) is immensely popular among American psychiatrists. A recent survey found that it is prescribed more frequently than any other mood stabilizer (Clin Psychiatry News, June 2008, page 1). Now that psychiatrists have become so comfortable with prescribing it, a disturbing question is gradually emerging from the fog of therapeutic enth

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Weight Gain and Mood Stabilizers

Topics: Mood Stabilizers

While we have become sensitized to worrying about weight gain caused by antipsychotics, this side effect does occur with standard mood stabilizers as well. Recently, a comprehensive literature review was published evaluating the weight gain liabilities of medications commonly used to treat bipolar disorder (Torrent et al., Acta Psychiatrica Scand 2008;1

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Seroquel vs. Depakote for Impulsivity and Aggression in Teens

Topics: Antipsychotics | Mood Stabilizers

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