Management of Psychiatric Medications During Perianesthesia Period

  • Paula Trigo-Blanco
  • Adriana Dana OpreaEmail author


Due to high prevalence of psychiatric disorders in the general population, the preoperative anesthesia plan often must address the risks of continuing or discontinuing the psychotropic medications prior to surgery. This chapter reviews the most important classes of psychotropic medications and their potential impact upon the clinical presentation pre- and postsurgery, as well as the most significant interactions between psychotropic medications and anesthesia agents.


Anesthesia Preoperative evaluation Psychopharmacology Drug-to-drug interactions 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Yale School of MedicineNew HavenUSA

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