Crash Course Psychiatry, 4e by Katie FM Marwick MA Hons MBChB Hons, Steven Birrell MBChB

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By Katie FM Marwick MA Hons MBChB Hons, Steven Birrell MBChB MRCPsych

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Psychiatry can current a distinct and occasionally daunting set of demanding situations to these forthcoming the area of expertise for the 1st time. This considerably revised fourth version offers an obtainable but accomplished advent to this attention-grabbing box. perfect either as a revision reduction and for instruction for paintings in A&E, the wards, clinics or GP surgical procedures, this publication is stuffed with useful tricks and suggestions with the intention to motivate self assurance and to lead you in the direction of systematic exams, rational diagnoses and proof established administration plans.

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Trazodone is molecularly similar to tricyclics but clinically quite different. It is a relatively weak antidepressant but a good sedative. It is relatively safe in overdose and has negligible anticholinergic side-effects. g. an SSRI. HINTS AND TIPS Antidepressants should be used with caution in patients with epilepsy, as they tend to lower the seizure threshold. MAOIs/RIMA Due to the risk of serious interactions with certain foods and other drugs, the MAOIs have become second line antidepressants.

Clozapine is a comparatively weak D2 antagonist but has a high affinity for serotonin type 2 receptors (5-HT2) and D4 receptors, among many other receptor targets. Most second generation antipsychotics also block 5-HT2 receptors. Unfortunately, blockade of dopamine D2 receptors occurs throughout the brain, resulting in diverse sideeffects. In addition, antipsychotics also cause side-effects by blocking muscarinic, histaminergic and a-adrenergic receptors (as do TCAs). 9 summarizes both the useful and troublesome clinical effects of D2-receptor antagonism as well as the side-effects caused by the blockage of other receptors.

Parkinson’s or Huntington’s disease). HINTS AND TIPS Mood stabilizers have potentially serious pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic interactions with many other drugs. g. Appendix 1 in the British National Formulary (BNF)). 7 summarizes the side-effects of carbamazepine, valproate and lamotrigine. It is important to check liver and haematological functions prior to, and soon after, starting valproate or carbamazepine due to the risk 2 Antipsychotics Fig. 7 Side-effects of valproate, carbamazepine and lamotrigine Valproate Carbamazepine Lamotrigine Increased appetite and weight gain Sedation and dizziness Ankle swelling Hair loss Nausea and vomiting Tremor Haematological abnormalities (prolongation of bleeding time, thrombocytopenia, leucopenia) Raised liver enzymes (liver damage very uncommon) Nausea and vomiting Skin rashes Blurred or double vision (diplopia) Ataxia, drowsiness, fatigue Hyponatraemia and fluid retention Haematological abnormalities (leucopenia, thrombocytopenia, eosinophilia) Raised liver enzymes (hepatic or cholestatic jaundice rare) Nausea and vomiting Skin rashes (consider withdrawal) Headache Aggression, irritabiity Sedation and dizziness Tremor Note: serious blood and liver disorders do occur but are rare Note: serious blood and liver disorders do occur but are rare Note: Stevens–Johnson syndrome can occur but it is rare of serious blood and hepatic disorders.

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