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PSYCHOPHARMACOLOGY
New Long-Acting Injectable Formulation of Aripiprazole Approved
July 16, 2018   

The FDA has now approved a NanoCrystal® injectable formulation of the atypical antipsychotic aripiprazole (Alkermes' Aristada Initio) for the treatment of schizophrenia in adults...
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Lithium Use During Pregnancy and Maternal and Infant Outcomes
July 13, 2018   

Lithium is a staple and highly effective medication for the treatment of bipolar disorder; however, past data have indicated somewhat mixed data regarding the teratogenic effects of lithium use during pregnancy...
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Stress and Neurodevelopment
July 11, 2018   

Researchers studied 37 individuals from early childhood through adolescence and examined the impact of negative life events and negative social experiences on brain development...
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FDA Approves First Cannabis-Derived Medication Approved
July 3, 2018   

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the first cannabis-based medicine to treat drug resistant childhood epilepsies...
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Novel Approach to Treating Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
June 27, 2018   

A novel approach to the treatment of combat-related post-traumatic stress disorder (cr-PTSD) could play a significant role in helping British veterans overcome PTSD, a new Cardiff University research project suggests...
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Placental Biology and Genetic Risk for Schizophrenia
June 18, 2018   

In a recent study, the relationship between placenta biology and genetic risk for schizophrenia in the presence of early-life complications (ELCs) was examined...
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Risk of Antidepressant-Induced Weight Gain
June 15, 2018   

A population-based cohort study examined the relationship between antidepressant treatment and weight gain over 10 years...
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Recommendations for Suicide Prevention Released
June 8, 2018   

A panel of experts, as part of the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention, has recently published guidelines aimed at improving suicide prevention across a range of health care organizations, including primary care, emergency room, and inpatient and outpatient mental health care settings...
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Proposed ICD-11 PTSD Criteria May Lead to Missed Diagnoses
June 5, 2018   

A recent study examined whether changes to post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) diagnostic criteria in the upcoming International Classification of Diseases (ICD)-11 may affect the prevalence and identification of PTSD cases...
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FDA Approves First Non-Opioid to Treat Opioid Withdrawal Symptoms
May 21, 2018   

The US FDA has approved the first non-opioid treatment for the relief of opioid withdrawal symptoms. The medication, lofexidine hydrochloride (trade name Lucemyra), is an oral, selective alpha-2 adrenergic receptor agonist...
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