Top Ten Tips Palliative Care Clinicians Should Know About Psychopharmacology.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Palliative care (PC) providers often prescribe psychotropic medications to address psychological and physical suffering of patients with serious medical illness. Consideration must be given to the significant medical comorbidities of the patient when selecting a medication. This article seeks to provide guidance on how to safely and effectively select a psychotropic agent for depression, anxiety, and other distressing symptoms for patients with serious illness. To do so, we draw upon a team of physicians and a pharmacist with training in psychiatry and PC to highlight the "Top 10" tips for selecting a psychotropic medication to provide relief for patients with serious medical illness.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Riordan, PA; Briscoe, J; Uritsky, TJ; Jones, CA; Webb, JA

Published Date

  • May 2019

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 22 / 5

Start / End Page

  • 572 - 579

PubMed ID

  • 30925078

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1557-7740

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1089/jpm.2019.0106


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States