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Antidepressants double the risk of hip fracture in patients with Alzheimer’s disease
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Antidepressants double the risk of hip fracture in patients with Alzheimer’s disease

The increased fracture risk seen with antidepressant use in older people appears to be even greater in patients with Alzheimer’s disease.

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Adolescent depression: exercise may be helpful

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Antidepressant use during early pregnancy associated with risk for birth defects

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Hypertension severity linked to cognitive impairment

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CHD accelerates cognitive decline in dementia

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UK mental health services reduces the risk for clinical depression in adolescent

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Antidepressants effective over the long-term

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Living near major roads linked to risk for dementia, but not MS or Parkinson's

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Fresh Brexit concerns for European doctors

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Review raises concerns over locum doctors

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Hospitals braced for cold weather ‘spike’

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Former GMC chief to lead NHS Confederation

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Hospitals declare ‘black alert’ due to overcrowding

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Plans for seven-day GPs ‘in disarray’

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NHS warning from leading doctors and nurses

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Stimulant use in management of mild traumatic brain injury remains an open question | APSARD
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Stimulant use in management of mild traumatic brain injury remains an open question | APSARD

Because the symptoms of mTBI are reminiscent of those associated with ADHD, it was thought that stimulants might have a role in alleviating them.

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Inattention and hyperactivity-impulsivity have detrimental effect on romantic relationship maintenance | ASPARD
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Inattention and hyperactivity-impulsivity have detrimental effect on romantic relationship maintenance | ASPARD

ADHD symptoms were associated with greater relationship difficulties in both the clinical and non-clinical samples evaluated.

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Amphetamine extended-release oral suspension effective in children with ADHD | APSARD
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Amphetamine extended-release oral suspension effective in children with ADHD | APSARD

Subjects began treatment with 2.5 mg or 5 mg/day of AMPH EROS and were titrated in 2.5 to 10 mg/day increments until an optimal dose (maximum 20 mg/day) was reached.

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Parkinson disease: anxious patients are more likely to be cognitively impaired

Anxiety is common in patients with newly diagnosed Parkinson disease and linked to poorer memory.

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Antipsychotics linked to hyponatremia

Low income patients especially should be monitored for hyponatremia.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Aging Ment Health.
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Dementia: clinicians often substitute antipsychotics with ineffective medications

Little evidence exists for the 10 most popular medications as effective substitutes for antipsychotics.

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Dementia: Monthly Essentials January 2017
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Dementia: Monthly Essentials January 2017

3 meta-analyses: Benzodiazepines and Dementia | Albuminuria and Dementia | Antidepressants and Dementia

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  • Clinical Essentials from Sci Rep
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Patients with cancer pain have higher levels of anxiety, depression

More than 50% of patients with cancer fail to have adequate pain relief.

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Bipolar depression: no advantage to higher dose SGAs

Additional evidence of efficacy of high- vs low-dose SGAs has accumulated over the past few years.

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Role of NMDA receptors in schizophrenia
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Role of NMDA receptors in schizophrenia

NMDAR antibody-positive patients may be good candidate for immune therapy.

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ADHD substantially increases risk of suicidality | APSARD
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ADHD substantially increases risk of suicidality | APSARD

Background ADHD is a common condition, affecting one in 20 children in the United States.

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Cyclothymic temperament associated with ADHD | APSARD
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Cyclothymic temperament associated with ADHD | APSARD

Background Studies have frequently reported the high comorbidity rate between ADHD and bipolar disorder.

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Anhedonia a risk factor for undetected ADHD and suicide in adult depressed patients | APSARD
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Anhedonia a risk factor for undetected ADHD and suicide in adult depressed patients | APSARD

More than 11% of adolescent’s experience depression and depressed adolescents are six times more likely to attempt suicide compared to non-depressed individuals.

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Caution against the use of medical marijuana during pregnancy

Medical marijuana use during pregnancy is increasing.

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