January 2014

Treatment after Trauma
The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends trying behavioral interventions before pharmacologic treatments for adults and children exposed to traumatic experiences, and new evidence suggests benefit for concurrent treatment of substance abuse and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

SSRIs and Upper GI Bleeding
Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) are associated with a small risk of increased bleeding, including upper gastrointestinal hemorrhage, which may be greater in men than in women.

In Brief
Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), Menopause, Depression

Safe Pill Swallowing
To avoid pills getting stuck in the esophagus, patients should take medication with a full glass of water and not lie down immediately after ingesting a tablet or capsule.

SSRIs and Upper GI Bleeding

January 2014

Antidepressants may be associated with a slightly increased risk of postpartum hemorrhage.1 Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) antidepressants also might elevate the chance of upper gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding, a danger that can be compounded if SSRIs are combined with nonsteroidal…

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