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Mona Itani says
What are the adverse effects of long term stimulant use ?
Dara abraham says
Hello Dr. Mago. Thank you for your invaluable website and daily emails.
Do you find stimulant levels clinically useful? Can they help determine the need for a higher daily dose of stimulants?
If so, are there any guidelines to follow when ordering these levels? Is there a specific time related to ingestion of the medication that is best to check the level, and is this affected by the type of stimulant formulation?
Becky Largent says
I am a newer prescriber and rarely prescribe benzodiazepines. I work with several psychiatrists that have 30 and 40 years of experience. They are amazing physicians and prescribe benzodiazepines frequently. It has been said that “the pendulum has swung” from over use of benzodiazepines to under use of benzodiazepines. I would be interested to know what the current research shows regarding the risks and benefits of benzodiazepines, reducing benzodiazepine prescribing, and especially patient outcomes.
Rajnish Mago, MD says
I agree with your colleagues that the pendulum has swung too far in the other direction (against even the appropriate use of benzodiazepines). Many, many leading psychopharmacology experts have expressed this concern as well. For their viewpoints on this, please see https://simpleandpractical.com/controversy-benzodiazepines-overuse-underuse. More to follow on specific myths and valid concerns about benzodiazepines.
Cheryl Gagnon says
What is the difference between rapid cycling in bipolar disorder versus cyclothymia?
Sameen Ahmad says
i think there is a discrepancy between the theoretical and the clinical significance of serotonin syndrome. augmentation of SSRIs with buspirone is a common stratergy, ( was part of the STAR-D trial). i wouldnt let that theoretical risk deter the augmentation unless there’s a h/o sensitivity.
Susan Devine says
Does adding buspirone to an SSRI significantly increase the risk for serotonin syndrome?
arun krishnan says
Does it?? I thought it didn’t.. no idea how I assumed that. Great question.