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Akathisia is a s/e of neuroleptics or prochlorperazine. Prevented by concurrent administration of ___
Delusional disorder: time =
at least 1 month (Function is not impaired. Delusion = non-bizarre. Hallucinations may be present.)
Presence of an affective disorder (along with schizophrenia) ____ risk for tardive dyskinesia.
diphenhydramine, benztropine, trihexyphenidyl (tx acute dystonia caused by neuroleptics)
3 S/Es of TCAs (e.g. imipramine):
blurred vision / pupillary dilation (antimuscarinic effect), dry mouth (anticholinergic effect), orthostatic hypotension (a1-adrenergic effect)
Leading cause of overdose-related deaths in psychiatric population
Nortriptyline (TCA. causes QT prolongation, cardiac arrhythmia, then death).
Prochlorperazine: S/e = ____ Tx = ____
akathisia, anticholinergics (i.e. benztropine) (PREVENTION = concurrent admin of IV benzo)
Worst lamotrigine S/E =
stevens-johnson syndrome (if titrated up too quickly. A rash is fairly normal, though... usually...)
Tx to relieve the autonomic sx of heroine withdrawal =
anticholinergic (benztropine, diphenhydramine, trihexyphenidyl)
Enuresis: 1st-line tx =
DDAVP (S/E = water intoxication, so watch out. Technically behavior therapy should be tried first.)
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