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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How to Select an SSRI

Topics: Antidepressants | Citalopram | Escitalopram | Fluoxetine | Prozac | Psychopharmacology | Psychotropic medication | Serotonin Specific Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRIs) | Sertraline | SSRIs

On March 14, 2012, Lexapro became the last SSRI to lose its patent, closing the book on a quarter century of science and marketing that changed and sometimes confused the way we think about antidepressants. Now that the unpublished studies have come to light and the incentives to favor one drug over another have dried up, it’s a good time to take a so

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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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