Sleep disturbances have been identified as a suicide risk factor, yet hypnotic medications, which are often used to treat sleep issues, have been linked to suicide-related thoughts, plans, and attempts. What’s the best way to assess and treat sleep disturbances in patients at risk of suicide?
The US is facing the largest epidemic of opioid overdose deaths in its history. This CME addresses issues associated with the medication-assisted treatment protocol for opioid use disorder.
Careful consideration and discussion of risks of treatment and under-treatment (or no treatment) can help can decrease the risk of decompensation during pregnancy or the postpartum period.
The author explores the significant pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic heterogeneity of current antidepressants and reviews the many potential drug targets that exist—with a focus on the serotonin system.
This article focuses on the various classes of antidepressants and how they have evolved.