Anaesthetic implications of psychoactive drugs

  title={Anaesthetic implications of psychoactive drugs},
  author={Tom Peck and Adrian View-Kim Wong and E S Norman},
The management of patients on psychoactive medications in the perioperative period is largely based on the individual clinician’s experience. Despite 10% of the UK population having some form of mental health condition, there is surprisingly little by way of guidelines for the perioperative management of patients who may be on medications with significant anaesthetic implications. Challenges for the anaesthetist may arise from the nature of the psychiatric condition itself, interactions of… CONTINUE READING
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