Second Generation Antipsychotics (SGAs)

Research Update

Quetiapine vs First-Generation Antipsychotics for Aggression

Topics: Agitation | Emergency Department | First Generation Antipsychotics (FGAs) | Quetiapine | Second Generation Antipsychotics (SGAs)

REVIEW OF: Yip L et al,  J Child Adolesc Psychopharmacol 2020;30(9):534–541 Acute agitation and aggression can lead to injury in the pediatric emergency department setting. Unfortunately, efficacy data for pharmacologic treatments are sparse. Most clinicians choose first-generation antipsychotics (FGA) over second-generation antipsychotics (SG

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Research Update

Sleepwalking on Antipsychotics and Lithium

Topics: Antipsychotics | Lithium | Second Generation Antipsychotics (SGAs) | Side Effects | Sleep | Sleep Disorders | Somnambulism

REVIEW OF: Gouverneur A et al, Br J Clin Pharmacol 2021;87:3971–3977 STUDY TYPE: Retrospective analysis Sleepwalking and sleep-eating are common parasomnias, also known as somnambulism and sleep-related eating disorder. Both can be side effects of benzos, z-hypnotics, and—rarely—antidepressants. This review looked at parasomnias’ association w

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