Psychiatry


Can't breast feed (breastfeed) a child if on lithium. REF

Mirtazapine (Remeron) - avoids agitation and sexual dysfunction. REF
- Buproprion (Wellbutrin) can cause sig agitation. 
- Fluoxetine is assoc w/ gastrointestinal irritation, sexual side effects, and agitation.
- Sertraline SE profile is similar to Fluoxetine.
- Venlafaxine inhibits 5HT and epinephrine reuptake and can cx same sx as SSRIs.

Gabapentin can be used to treat anxiety. REF

PMS tx of choice - fluoxetine or sertraline during the last 2 wks (luteal stage) of cycle. REF

Only sertraline and paroxetine are FDA approved for tx of PTSD. REF

Fluoxetine is FDA approved and is the DOC for bulimia nervosa. REF

Stimulant medications do not precipitate seizures and can be given safely to patients with a history of seizures. REF
Dysthymic disorder is a depressive disorder characterized by mild to moderate symptoms with a duration of 2 or more years. REF

Withdrawal from nicotine can last several weeks or months. REF

Antidepressants that inhibit serotonergic reuptake have been reported to interfere with sexual function. Bupropion is a norepinephrine and dopamine reuptake inhibitor with essentially no direct serotonergic activity. REF

Paroxetine has emerged as the drug of choice for treatment of social phobias. REF

Cognitive-behavioral therapy has been shown to be at least as effective as medication for treatment of generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), but with less attrition and more durable effects.Many SSRIs and SNRIs have proven effective for GAD in clinical trials, but only paroxetine, escitalopram, duloxetine, and venlafaxine are approved by the FDA for this indication. REF

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