Psychiatry

Common MAO Inhibitors (Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitors)

Background Information: MAO inhibitors increase the level of amine neurotransmitters including dopamine, norepinephrine, and serotonin. They are contraindicated to be used with psychoactive substances like meperidine or SSRIs to avoid serotonin syndrome. Mnemonic: “Phenomenal Ice Sled Trainer” Phenomenal – Phenelzine Ice – Isocarboxazid Sled – Selegiline Trainer – Tranylcypromine Mnemonic Aid: Imagine yourself treating a […]

Receptors Antagonized by Antipsychotics to Induce Adverse Effects

Background Information: Antipsychotics are also known as neuroleptics. They are primarily used to manage psychosis. Mnemonic: “Anti-HAM” Anti – Antagonism H – Histamine (H1) A – Adrenergic (Alpha-1) M – Muscarinic (M3) Mnemonic Aid: Antipsychotics make you dislike delicious HAM! Whatever… Quizlet Flash Cards: https://quizlet.com/143098112/qs-36-second-usmle-mnemonic-video-series-flash-cards/ Back to School Special Group Buy for Picmonic: http://www.picmonic.com/referrals/4EGX0XWP6S6ALGR16 * […]

Duloxetine & Gabapentin – Weight Gain / Weight Loss

These drugs are DOC for neuropathic pain syndromes arising commonly from diabetic neuropathy. Also, Duloxetine and Gabapentin are recommended for patients with D2M. These agents work as a GABA analog to inhibit voltage gated Ca2+ channels. Mnemonic: “Normally, Dudes Weigh More Than Girls!” Normally Dudes – DuloxetineWeigh More Than – Weight Gain Girls – Gabapentin […]