Ophthalmological System

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18 Ophthalmological System Cataracts General Recommendations Product labeling for quetiapine includes mention of the potential for development of cataracts, as well as a recommendation for periodic slit-lamp examinations, although no…

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Musculoskeletal System

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16 Musculoskeletal System Joint Pain General Recommendations Joint pains are rarely iatrogenic. Clinicians should determine whether such complaints may reflect other medical causes. Persistent idiosyncratic joint pains may warrant discontinuation…

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Hematological System

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14 Hematological System Myelosuppression: Agranulocytosis and Thrombocytopenia General Recommendations Clinicians should recognize the risk for agranulocytosis in patients taking carbamazepine or clozapine, and more infrequently in those taking other SGAs or…

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Endocrinopathies

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11 Endocrinopathies Bone Demineralization and Osteoporosis General Recommendations There is a small increased potential risk for osteoporosis during treatment with carbamazepine or SSRIs. Older adults or other patients who have…

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Gastrointestinal System

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12 Gastrointestinal System Diarrhea, Hypermotility, and Constipation General Recommendations Loose stools may occur during initiation of treatment with serotonergic antidepressants or as part of discontinuation syndromes upon abrupt cessation of…

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Electrolyte Abnormalities

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10 Electrolyte Abnormalities Hyponatremia and SIADH General Recommendations Hyponatremia, with or without syndrome of inappropriate antidiuretic hormone secretion (SIADH), is a relatively rare complication of treatment with virtually all antidepressants,…

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Dermatological System

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8 Dermatological System Alopecia General Recommendations Mineral supplements (e.g., zinc and selenium), oral biotin, or topical minoxidil may be worth attempting for the treatment of alopecia, but scalp hair loss…

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Ear, Nose, and Throat Bruxism

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9 Ear, Nose, and Throat Bruxism General Recommendations Benzodiazepines such as clonazepam probably offer the most reliable and immediate relief for iatrogenic bruxism. Other potential pharmacological remedies may include buspirone,…

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Selected DSM-5 Assessment Measures

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CHAPTER 11 Selected DSM-5 Assessment Measures DESPITE the popular perception that the DSM texts are chiseled in stone, the authors of DSM-5 (American Psychiatric Association 2013) describe the manual as…

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