Clozapine

November 26th, 2015 by gelenberg Leave a reply »

I recently wrote about lithium as a “double-edged sword.” Clozapine is another—powerful, potentially life saving but, at the same time, life threatening. I am sad when I see young psychiatrists afraid of drugs like lithium, clozapine, and MAO inhibitors. They must be respected and prescribed with caution. But they have unsurpassed potential to help and to heal. Upcoming issues of BTP will feature new information about clozapine: including risks and possible benefits. Stay tuned.

-Alan J. Gelenberg, M.D.
Editor, Biological Therapies in Psychiatry
Professor Emeritus, University of Arizona
Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Clinical Psychiatry

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