Savvy Psychopharmacology

Savvy Psychopharmacology

Polypharmacy in older adults

Mrs. B, age 66, presents to the emergency department with altered mental status, impaired gait, and tremors.

Savvy Psychopharmacology

Effects of psychotropic medications on thyroid function

Ms. L, age 53, presents to an inpatient psychiatric unit with depression, difficulty concentrating, fatigue, cognitive blunting, loss of appetite...

Savvy Psychopharmacology

Serotonin syndrome: How to keep your patients safe

Mr. S, age 55, comes to your clinic as a walk-in for management of major depressive disorder, insomnia, and migraines. He also has tobacco use...

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Pharmacogenomics testing: What the FDA says

Although psychiatrists have gained more experience implementing pharmacogenomics testing in practice, confusion still exists regarding how to best...

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Psychotropic-induced hyponatremia

Hyponatremia is a common, multifactorial clinical condition. Hyponatremia is usually defined as a plasma sodium level <135 mmol/L; however,...

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Managing procedural pain in a patient taking naltrexone

Mr. M, age 55, presents to his primary care physician (PCP) with hematochezia. Mr. M states that for the past week, he has noticed blood upon...

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