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Therapeutic issues 

Therapeutic issues
Therapeutic issues

David Semple

and Roger Smyth

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date: 05 May 2021

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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