<h4>Purpose of review</h4>Psychiatric illness is common in patients presenting for surgery. Overall health and surgical outcomes are adversely affected by the presence of psychiatric comorbidities.<h4>Recent findings</h4>As new treatment modalities become available, their perioperative implications need to be evaluated. These implications include drug-drug interactions, hemodynamic effects, bleeding risk, and factors affecting perioperative exacerbation of the underlying psychiatric illness.<h4>Summary</h4>From our review of the recent literature we continue to support the continuation of psychoactive agents in the perioperative period, taking into consideration the effects these agents have on concomitant drug use in the perioperative period; and the risks of withholding them at a high-stress time.
Curr Opin Anaesthesiol (Current opinion in anaesthesiology)
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