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Psychopharmacology

The 5 side effects of antidepressants - psychopharmacology

Since the discovery of the antidepressant effects of monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs) and the popularization of tricyclics, great progress has been made in this area of ​​pharmacotherapy. At...

Escitalopram: therapeutic uses and side effects - psychopharmacology

Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors are the most commonly used antidepressant drugs. In this article we will describe the therapeutic uses and side effects of escitalopram, a very popular SSRI...

Tricyclic antidepressants: uses and side effects - psychopharmacology

Although today they are less used than the SSRIs and other more modern antidepressants, the tricyclics were for many decades the pharmacological treatment of choice for depressive disorders.In this...

SSRI: types, functioning and effects of this antidepressant - psychopharmacology

Of all the psychopharmaceuticals, the serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) are the most prescribed both in Spain and in most industrialized countries. This type of antidepressant is popular for...

Phencyclidine (PCP): uses, effects and precautions - psychopharmacology

The one of the phencyclidine or PCP is a curious case since it is a psychoactive substance that, after being developed as an anesthetic, was discarded due to its side effects. However, some people...

The 8 most used types of hypnotic drugs - psychopharmacology

From clinical psychology insomnia problems, whether they are of conciliation or sleep maintenance, are preferably treated by behavioral techniques such as stimulus control, sleep hygiene and...

Oxycodone: characteristics, uses and side effects - psychopharmacology

Opioids are substances with analgesic, relaxing and euphoric effects that are used as drugs to treat symptoms of intense pain, although in many cases they are used as recreational drugs. In this...

Buspirone: description, uses and side effects - psychopharmacology

In recent years, the use of azapirones has become popular in the treatment of generalized anxiety disorder and as adjuvant drugs in problems such as depression or social phobia. In this article we...

MAOIs (monoamine oxidase inhibitors): effects and types - psychopharmacology

Although most psychiatrists currently prescribe selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), norepinephrine (ISRN) or both neurotransmitters (SNRI) to treat depressive symptoms, in atypical cases...

The 7 types of anticonvulsant drugs (antiepileptic drugs) - psychopharmacology

Anticonvulsant medications, such as carbamazepine, lamotrigine, gabapentin or valproate, are prescribed especially in cases of epilepsy. Some of them have also proven effective in the management of...