American Psychotherapy Association

Rx Primers
Edition I
2002-2008

Articles Written by
Alan D. Schmetzer, MD, FAPA, Master Therapist
Harpriya A. (Sonya) Bhagar, MBBS
Raj K. Kalapatapu, MD

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2002

Jan-Feb
Psychiatric Medications -- The SSRIs

Mar-Apr
Psychiatric Medications -- The Other "New" Antidepressants

May-Jun
The Older Antidepressants

Jul-Aug
The Antipsychotic Medicines -- Conventional

Sep-Oct
The Antipsychotic Medicines -- Atypical

Nov-Dec
The Mood Stabilizers

2003

Spring
Anxiolytics: the Benzodiazepines

Fall
Anxiolytics: the Nonbenzodiazepines

Winter
The Medicines for Addictions

2004

Spring
The Psychostimulants

Summer
The Medicines for Insomnia

Fall
The Medicines for Side Effects Part 1

Winter
The Medicines for Side Effects Part 2

2005

Spring
The New Metabolic Warnings for Atypical Antipsychotics

Summer
Antidepressants that Anticipate the Future

Fall
Medication Symbiosis

Winter
The First Long-acting Atypical Antipsychotic

2006

Spring
The Conventional Long-acting Antipsycholitics

Summer
The Newest Medicines for Sleep

Fall
The First Transdermal Antidepressant

Winter
The New Antidipsotropics

2007

Spring
Why Medicines?

Summer
The Newest Atypical Antipsychotic -- Paliperidone

Fall
Smoking Cessation Pharmacology

Winter
Pharmacotherapy of Combat-Stress-Related Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

2008

Spring
Medical Management of Anxiety in Children and Adolescents

Summer
Maintenance Treatment of Opiate Addiction

Fall
Pharmacology of Autism Spectrum Disorders

Winter
Fibromyalgia and Antidepressants