Vitamin B6

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How to Treat Tardive Dyskinesia

Topics: Amantadine | Austedo | Deutetrabenazine | Ginkgo | Ingrezza | Keppra | Levetiracetam | Melatonin | Psychopharmacology | Psychopharmacology Tips | Side Effects | Tardive dyskinesia | Valbenazine | Vitamin B6 | Vitamin E | VMAT2 Inhibitors

Your patient is a 56-year-old male who recovered from a difficult-to-treat depression 4 years ago after quetiapine was added to his citalopram. As he talks, you notice that his fingers are tapping in a rapid, random pattern and his feet are wiggling. When questioned, he explains, “I just do that when I’m anxious.” Should you stop the antipsychotic

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Research Update

Vitamin B6 Lowers Prolactin on Antipsychotics

Topics: Antipsychotics | double blind | Prolactin | Randomized controlled trial | RCT | Schizophrenia | Vitamin B6

REVIEW OF: Zhuo C et al, Front Psychiatry 2021;12:681418 STUDY TYPE: Randomized, double-blind trial with an active control Hyperprolactinemia, a common problem on antipsychotics, can cause multiple issues, including sexual dysfunction and gynecomastia. It is a particular problem in treatment-resistant schizophrenia (TRS), as these patients often need

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