Psychiatric Disorders Resource Center

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Long-Acting Medication Approved for Schizophrenia

Alkermes announced that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Aristada (aripiprazole lauroxil) extended-release injectable suspension for the treatment of schizophrenia, the first atypical antipsychotic with once-monthly and 6-week dosing options.

Depression Screening for Teens Recommended

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends screening for major depressive disorder (MDD) in adolescents, but evidence is inadequate to assess screening tools for younger children.

Guidelines on Nutrition Management in Autism

New nutrition guidelines on the management of gastrointestinal symptoms in children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) have been published in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

Antidepressants, NSAIDs, Brain Bleed Risk

Concomitant use of antidepressants and NSAIDs is associated with an increased risk of intracranial hemorrhage.

C-Section and Autism Risk

Children who were born via cesarean section delivery were 21% more likely to be diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) but this link was not found to be causal upon further analysis of sibling pairs.

Live Coverage of SLEEP 2015

Don't miss LIVE coverage of SLEEP 2015 from June 8 through 11.

Certain Drugs May Up Homicide Risk

In a first-of-its-kind study, use of certain medications that impact the central nervous system are linked to an increased risk of committing a homicide.

No Link Between PTSD, Cancer

While the potential relationship between stress and cancer has been a topic of discussion and research for over 70 years, no association between post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and cancer was found in the largest study to date.

News

FDA Committee Supports Brintellix Efficacy in MDD-Related Cognitive Dysfunction

Takeda and Lundbeck announced that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA)'s Psychopharmacologic Drug Advisory Committee (PDAC) voted in favor (8-2) to support to the efficacy of Brintellix (vortioxetine) for treating certain aspects of cognitive dysfunction in adults with major depressive disorder (MDD). The FDA panel also discussed that cognitive function in MDD represents an appropriate therapeutic target.

Does Benzodiazepine Use Up Risk of Dementia, Alzheimer's?

A causal relationship between benzodiazepine use and risk of dementia could not be established, a study published in the BMJ reported.

Varenicline vs. Nicotine Patches: Rates of Psych Adverse Events Compared

Researchers from the VA conducted a retrospective cohort study to compare the risk of mental health episodes requiring hospitalization or outpatient clinic visits associated with varenicline vs. nicotine patch use during the time prior to psychiatric boxed warnings.

FDA Grants Breakthrough Tx Designation to Novel Antidepressant

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted Breakthrough Therapy designation to the investigational drug rapastinel (GLYX-13; Allergan) for the adjunctive treatment of Major Depressive Disorder (MDD).

More 'Evidence-Based' Guidelines Needed for Antidepressant Use During Pregnancy, Say CDC

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has called for an increase in research on the potential risks of taking antidepressants during pregnancy.

Feature Articles

Unconventional, Psychedelic Treatment of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Unconventional, Psychedelic Treatment of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

MPR reports on unconventional treatments for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

Possessed by Possessions: Hoarding Disorder Diagnosis and Treatment

Possessed by Possessions: Hoarding Disorder Diagnosis and Treatment

MPR reports on the impacts of hoarding disorder and provides insight into currently available and novel treatment approaches.

Diabetes, Schizophrenia Dual Diagnosis: How to Tailor Treatment

Diabetes, Schizophrenia Dual Diagnosis: How to Tailor Treatment

Dietary supervision may have driven the patient out of his facility.

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