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Rules for SSRIs

Don't abruptly stop
Increase dose 4-6 week increments
Wait out mild SE
Don't stop med for SE- decrease dose

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SSRI Side Effects

Headaches
GI upset
Insomnia
Agitation
Anxiety
Dry mouth
Constipation
Sweating
Sexual dysfunction
Irritability
Disinhibition
Appetite changes
Rash
Serotonin syndrome
Akathisia
Hypomania
Discontinuation syndrome
Decreased sexual interest & ability to orgasm

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Define Akathisia

Agitation
Feeling restless or in distress

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Black Box warning for SSRI

Increased suicidal risk

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Follow up for depression

Every week or 2
Once a month
Quarterly
Assess suicidal thoughts/activity
Track written goals
Instructions in writing, document education