In psychopharmacology, there are several beliefs that clinicians have and which seem plausible based on reasoning from pharmacological effects but turn out to not be supported by the empirical evidence available.
Simple and Practical Mental Health will subject such beliefs to careful, thorough examination. And if the belief is confirmed to be a myth, we will add it to this page.
Also, I propose that we use a new term–psychopharmythology–for such beliefs. 🙂
And, of course, we will call such myths psychopharmyths.
What beliefs in psychopharmacology do you think are myths and belong on this page? Post your comment at the bottom of this page under “Leave a Reply”.
Reports are ready that answer the following questions:
Does weight gain with second-generation (atypical) antipsychotics plateau after the first few months?
Are these psychopharmyths?
We will post our reviews and answer these questions soon. In the meanwhile, what do you think? Please post your comments under “Leave a Reply” at the bottom of this page.
– Is bupropion more likely to cause seizures than other antidepressants like SSRIs?
– Is bupropion not appropriate for major depressive disorder with anxious features?
– Is tardive dyskinesia often reversible if the antipsychotic is stopped?
– Are anticholinergics effective for tardive dyskinesia?
– Does antidepressant-induced sexual dysfunction frequently resolve spontaneously despite continuing the antidepressant?
– Do beta blockers cause depression?
– Does nortriptyline really have a therapeutic window?
– Are TCAs really are more effective than SSRIs?
– Is vilazodone less likely to cause sexual dysfunction than the SSRIs?
– Is fluvoxamine more efficacious than other SSRIs for the treatment of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)?
– Are second-generation antipsychotics less likely to cause tardive dyskinesia than first-generation (“atypical”) antipsychotics?
– Is bupropion less likely to worsen the course of bipolar disorder than other antidepressants?
– Is the addition of bupropion effective for treating antidepressant-induced sexual dysfunction?
– Is duloxetine more likely than other antidepressants to cause liver damage?
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