Clinical Update

Medications to Rapidly Treat Psychotic Agitation

Topics: Agitation | Antipsychotics | Aripiprazole | Benzodiazepines | Chlorpromazine | De-escalation | Diphenhydramine | Droperidol | Emergency | Haloperidol | Hydroxyzine | olanzapine | Pharmacotherapy | Promethazine | Psychosis | Quetiapine | Risperidone | Violence | Ziprasidone

If you work in an emergency department (ED) or psychiatric inpatient unit, you’ve encountered agitated and even violent patients. We can help many patients settle down by listening empathically, validating their emotions, and offering oral medications, but even with our best efforts, these interventions do not always work. Medications help reduce agit

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Expert Q&A

How to Come Off a Psych Med Part 1: Antipsychotics

Topics: Citalopram | Escitalopram | Fluoxetine | Prozac | Risk | Serotonin Specific Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRIs) | SSRIs | Violence

TCPR: There are a lot of books on deprescribing from the antipsychiatry movement, but your book seems to take a different approach.Dr. Gupta: The biggest difference is that the authors of this book all acknowledge that there is a place for psychotropic medications. They can be extremely beneficial for the patient in the right situation. My concern is wi

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