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Therapeutic issues 

Therapeutic issues
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Therapeutic issues
Author(s):

David Semple

and Roger Smyth

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780198795551.003.0022
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date: 25 August 2019

This chapter covers therapeutic issues in psychiatry, from medication adherence, off-label prescribing and associated legal considerations, negative side effects such as weight gain and sexual dysfunction in different forms of psychiatric medicines, potential interactions or contraindications for prescribing, and specific side effects. Special prescribing cases, such as psychiatric medicine in pregnancy and breastfeeding patients or those with heart, liver, or kidney disease, are explained.

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