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Pharmacotherapy for Panic Disorder: General Principles

As noted earlier, the effectiveness of several different classes of antipanic medication treatments has been firmly established via scientific investigation. Several types of medication treatments are now available, but the clinician suggesting a specific medication treatment for an individual panic disorder patient must consider a variety of factors. Even after considering the relevant clinical variables… Read More »

Sleep Disorders and Neurologic Disorders

Neurologic disorders can affect sleep on multiple levels, depending on the location of the lesion or dysfunction. Many classifications can be used, such as classifications related to the location of the lesion or classifications related to the clinical presentations. The latter have the advantage of enticing the practitioner to systematically evaluate specific sleep disorders. Such… Read More »

Neuromuscular Disorders

Neuromuscular disorders are those that affect the nervous system beginning at the level of the nerve root and extend distally. Some disorders affect the central nervous system as well, such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis). They may affect the sensory loop, the motor loop, or the integrative centers. Neuromuscular disorders may affect sleep… Read More »

Chronic Opioid Use in Patients with Chronic Non-Cancer Pain

Two interesting studies from Canada noted important facts, which would most likely be replicated if done in the United States. A report in 2001 by Moulin et al. found that 340 Canadian pain patients with an average pain intensity of 6.3 (on a 1-10 scale) were taking medication for pain. Eighty percent complained of moderate… Read More »

Special Considerations for Treatment of Parasomnias

Side Effects Of Treatment Age And Gender Effects Of Treatment Tricyclic Antidepressants This class of medication may be used in all age groups with a lower dose in elderly individuals due to side effects in this age group. The FDA has issued a public health advisory for both adults and children on all antidepressants with… Read More »

Anticonvulsants

  Although no anticonvulsants appear on the list of most common medications prescribed for sleep, several studies have shown potential clinical promise of anticonvulsants in selected populations. Gabapentin and Pregabalin Many alcoholics experience persistent insomnia during abstinence from alcohol and those that do experience insomnia are at a greater risk of relapse. Treatment of insomnia… Read More »

The Use of Anticonvulsants in the Treatment of Bipolar Disorder

The available literature on the use of anticonvulsants in the treatment of bipolar patients is summarized here, and perspectives and directions for future research and therapeutic development in this area are discussed. Carbamazepine and valproate have been shown to be effective in the acute antimanic treatment of bipolar disorder, and are the first-choice treatments for… Read More »

Missed Medication

Missed medication is the most common cause of both breakthrough seizures and prolonged seizures (status epilepticus) that require emergency medical treatment. Status epilepticus is most likely to follow the abrupt discontinuation of one or more antiepileptic drugs. The most common and least harmful instance is occasionally missing a single dose. A missed dose is more… Read More »