The Right Anti-Depressant for the Right Person - Q&A by Robert P. Bright, MDPsychiatry|2019|10:02
1. Can you comment on the safety profile of the new antidepressants on the market? 2. Is there a role for tricyclics in the treatment of the depressed patient at this time? 3. Are there some antidepressants that do not cause much weight gain? 4. Will these patients experience mild elevation of liver enzymes? 5. Are there some medications that are less likely to cause sexual dysfunction symptoms? 6. If using these medications during pregnancy, what do we have to watch out for? 7. How about the use of these medications in patients that are breastfeeding? 8. Can you comment on the use of antidepressants for the elderly? 9. Can antidepressants with a long half-life be used in elderly patients? 10. Are there significant differences between SSRIs and SNRIs? 11. What are the sexual dysfunction symptoms for these medications? 12. Are antidepressants effective for treating behavior problems? 13. Do SSRIs/SNRIs have significant anti-anxiety effects as well? 14. How do we discontinue these medications?