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Antidepressants and Hyponatremia

It is well known that antidepressants can cause hyponatremia, particularly in elderly patients. This complication can be serious, with delirium, seizure, or even death. In the classic study by Fabian et al,1 paroxetine, a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRI), was found to induce hyponatremia in 12% of elderly patients within a mean duration of 9 days. […]

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Major Depressive Disorder: CME Supplement

The holidays can be a stressful time for your patients, and some may become depressed. Learn the latest treatment options for major depressive order with this continuing medical education (CME) supplement.  Major Depressive Disorder: Understanding the Significance of Residual Symptoms and Balancing Efficacy with Tolerability Statement of Needs and Purpose Effective treatment with antidepressants is […]

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Holiday Blues: Recognizing & Treating Depression

In the US, the holiday season between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Eve is filled with parties, family, good food, gifts, and togetherness. It’s a time when love, forgiveness, and good cheer are in the air. Or, at least, that is how the holidays are depicted by the media. For many, the holidays are a time […]

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