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Best Evidence Webinar: Antidepressants and substance misuse; what’s going on?

July 19, 2023 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


Dr. David Menkes will explore the interaction between SSRI antidepressants and substance misuse. Using a series of 100 cases, Dr. Menkes has documented an interaction between alcohol and SSRI antidepressants, including pathological intoxication and a variety of severe outcomes (including homicide).

Dr. David Menkes is an academic psychiatrist with a background in psychology and pharmacology (MD 1982; PhD 1983, Yale).  Since completing specialist training in Dunedin (FRANZCP 1989) he has worked as a liaison psychiatrist in NZ and the UK.  He has research and clinical expertise in the pharmacology of drug treatments in psychiatry, with a particular focus on the adverse effects of psychotropic medications, their interaction with other prescribed drugs and with alcohol. He is currently at the Therapeutics Initiative in Vancouver, BC, Canada as part of a short study leave.


July 19, 2023
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Online/Virtual Event
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