CPCP: SSRIs and Risk of Stroke

We had a complicated Clinical Problems in Clinical Psychiatry (CPCP) recently presented by two talented psychiatry residents about selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) and the risk for bleeding. Dr. Michele Morais leads off with the presentation of literature which tends to show there’s very low to no risk for bleeding with use of SSRIs. Dr. Adam […]

File Drawer Effect in SSRI Studies in Autism?

Once again, the AMA MorningRounds alerts me to the issue of publication bias, more popularly known as the “file drawer effect” in studies involving psychiatric drugs. Psychiatrists often use selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) in an effort to reduce repetitive behaviors in persons with autism. The latest meta-analysis shows this practice is not as well-supported as has been […]