Suicidality

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Suicidality and SSRI’s: An Update

Topics: SSRIs | Suicidality

Just when we thought we could finally dismiss the notion that SSRIs cause suicidal ideation, along came the Brits! On June 10, 2003, the British counterpart of our FDA (in Britain, this is the MHRA--Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency) issued a "Dear Colleague" letter announcing that Seroxat (the British version of Paxil) should not be u

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Research Update

Another Black Eye for Prazosin in PTSD?

Topics: Hypnotics | Insomnia | Nightmares | Prazosin | PTSD | Research | Research Update | Sleep | Suicidality

Review of: McCall W et al, J Clin Psychopharmacol 2018;38(6):618–621 Study Type: Randomized single-blind controlled trial (pilot study) Prazosin has become a mainstay in the pharmacologic treatment of PTSD. A selective antagonist of the noradrenergic alpha-1 receptor, it has modest benefits in sleep and nightmares that are supported by around ha

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Ask the Editor: Should You Prescribe Lithium to Suicidal Patients?

Topics: Lithium | Pharmacology | Suicidality

Dear Dr. Aiken: You recommended lithium for suicidal patients in the TCPR 2018 summer issue, but isn’t there a risk of overdose with this strategy? Dr. Aiken: From firearms to bridges, the suicide rate goes down when we erect barriers to the means. Barriers work because suicidal impulses are brief, lasting only 1–2 hours on average. It

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