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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 Dr Stahl's PDF Pocket Guide to Atypical Antipsychotics (Dosing, switching, and other practical information).

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”.