Psychopharmacologic side effects and drug interactions of importance in the critical care unit

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Abstract

For physicians working in critical care settings, a thorough knowledge of the appropriate use of psychoactive medications is essential. Patients in such settings frequently experience symptoms of delirium, depression, and anxiety and will benefit from appropriate use of psychotropic medications. Antipsychotics, antidepressants, and anxiolytics all have a number of clinically significant side effects and are associated with frequent drug interactions. An understanding of the uses and limitations of these psychoactive medications in treating psychiatric symptoms should prove invaluable.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)134-148
Number of pages15
JournalProblems in Critical Care
Volume2
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1988
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine

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