PSYCHOLOGY

Neurological System

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17 Neurological System Cognitive Complaints General Recommendations Clinicians should carefully evaluate patients to determine whether subjective cognitive complaints reflect true cognitive deficits, psychiatric symptoms, or other deficits (e.g., learning disabilities)….

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Metabolic Dysregulation and Weight Gain

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15 Metabolic Dysregulation and Weight Gain Dyslipidemias General Recommendations Patients who develop dyslipidemias while taking SGAs or some antidepressants may warrant cotherapy with lipid-lowering agents prescribed in conjunction with the…

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Genitourinary and Renal Systems

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13 Genitourinary and Renal Systems Dysuria and Urinary Retention General Recommendations Anticholinergic drugs or α2-adrenergic blocking agents, as well as SNRIs and psychostimulants, may in rare cases cause urinary hesitancy…

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Cardiovascular System

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7 Cardiovascular System Arrhythmias and Palpitations General Recommendations Arrhythmias may occur as a consequence of treatment with all antipsychotics, TCAs, some SSRIs, lithium, stimulants, and anticholinergic drugs, or in the…

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2: Self-Assessment Questions and Answers

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APPENDIX 2 Self-Assessment Questions and Answers Select the single best response for each question. Questions The rationale for using metformin to counteract psychotropically induced weight gain involves which of the…

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Emergency Situations

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22 Emergency Situations A number of emergency situations may arise from iatrogenic effects of psychotropic medications. Such situations demand rapid identification. Discontinuation of a suspected causal agent often leads to…

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Systemic Reactions

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20 Systemic Reactions Allergic Reactions and Angioedema General Recommendations Allergic angioedema is a medical emergency that necessitates airway protection and treatment with antihistamines or possibly steroids. Psychotropic drugs that cause…

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Pregnancy and the Puerperium

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21 Pregnancy and the Puerperium Psychotropic adverse effects during pregnancy generally do not differ qualitatively from those that may occur at other times, although pregnancy may be a time of…

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Sleep Disturbances

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19 Sleep Disturbances Hypersomnia and Sleep Attacks General Recommendations Sleep attacks may occur, although rarely, with several psychotropic agents, most notably certain dopamine agonists (e.g., pramipexole, ropinirole) and MAOIs. Antihistaminergic…

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