Dr Stephen M Stahl gives a lecture on long acting medications.
Dr Stahl, MD, is a practicing Psychiatrist in Carlsbad, USA, and author of the best-selling textbook, Essential Psychopharmacology.
In this third video of a four-part series on Psychopharmacology he discusses the use of long acting formulations of antipsychotic medications for both new and difficult cases.
There is a paradigm shift towards long acting injectables (LAIs). He considers them as essentially a technology to force compliance. Not just old patients shift to LAIs, new patients can require it as well. Dr Stahl discusses and compares LAI formulations of three atypical antipsychotics: Risperidone, Paliperidone palmitate, and Olanzapine pamoate.
Suggested further reading:
View the 1st Dr Stahl Presentation here.
View the 4th Dr Stahl Presentation here.
Download the Powerpoint presentation from Dr. Stahl's Psychopharmacology Workshop “Optimizing Care for Patients with Schizophrenia – A Look at New Antipsychotics as Long-acting Injectables”.