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How to Discuss Medications with Parents

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Combining Meds for Depression: The State of The Art

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In surveys, it’s clear that most psychiatrists practice as unimaginatively as I typically do, meaning that their drug of first choice for most depressed patients is an SSRI (Petersen T, et al., Prog Neuropsychopharmacol Biol Psychiatry 2002; 26:177-187). If SSRIs don’t work, there are various options. Optimization, or raising the dose, is one option

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Dosing Psychotropics: How High Can We Go?

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How high can we safely dose common psychotropics? Given the poor performance of medication combinations in recent studies, it’s time for a close look at the safety and efficacy of raising doses, sometimes known as “dose optimization.” Since there are few controlled studies of very high doses, we are likely to make plenty of inferential errors w

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