Flashcards in Psychopharmacology Deck (17):
Dangers of TCAs?
How long for maintenance treatment for depression if:
2 episodes within 5 years
3 or more within 5 years
Common SSRI side effects:
Can increase anxiety
What side effect for SSRIs should you specifically ask for?
How long to wait to trial for change of symptoms?
Try a different group
How to monitor for clozapine SFx?
18 weeks of FBEs
1 year: Echo, ECG
Criteria to start clozapine?
Need to trial at least 2 different antipsychotics before considering.
What are eg. Of depots antipsychotics?
Off label use of antipsychotics?
Acute treatment of Mania?
Antipsychotics: olanzipine, Quetiapine, aripriprazole
Mood stabilizers: lithium, valproate, carbamazepine, lamotrigine
Which mood stabilizer is best for preg?
Others like valproate and carbamazepine have worst sfx
Are SSRIs addictive?
Are benzos addictive?
DDx of panic attacks?
MI, thyroiditis, pheo.
Drug of choice anfor generalized anxiety disorder?
Higher dose needed for anxiety or depression?