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Pediatric Suicide: Age Matters
June 20, 2017   

In the United States, the 4th leading cause of death among children age 5-14 years is suicide. In this study, Peyre and colleagues compared risk factors for suicide attempt in children and adolescents...
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FDA Approves Trials for MDMA as Treatment for PTSD
December 14, 2016   

As many as 24.5% of Iraq and Afghanistan veterans may suffer with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), a disorder characterized by re-experiencing, avoidance, arousal, and changes to mood and cognition. Available pharmacological treatments approved for treating PTSD (sertraline and paroxetine) have very limited efficacy...
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FDA Alert: Boxed Warning for Combined Use of Opioids and Benzodiazepines
September 2, 2016   

The US FDA is added a boxed warning to the labels of opioid pain and opioid cough medications and benzodiazepines regarding the increased risk of central nervous system (CNS) depressant effects when these medications are used together...
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Alert: Counterfeit Alprazolam
August 24, 2016   

US experts warn that counterfeit versions of the benzodiazepine alprazolam (Xanax, Pharmacia and Upjohn) that contain the highly potent opioid fentanyl are being sold online, placing people at risk for serious adverse events, including death...
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Study Suggests Increased Risk of Major Birth Defects With Pregabalin
June 17, 2016   

There is often great concern over the use of psychotropic agents in women who are pregnant or who may become pregnant and knowledge of any particular agent's reproductive toxicity are largely based on animal studies. In this prospective study of 820 pregnancies (164 pregabalin-exposed and 656 epileptic-free controls), Winterfeld et al. found an increased risk...
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News from the 2016 American Psychiatric Association Annual Meeting
June 10, 2016   

Here are a few highlights from the poster sessions at the 166th annual American Psychiatric Association meeting.
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Safety of Antidepressants During Different Stages of Pregnancy: New Data
March 25, 2016   

In one recent study, exposure to a serotonin norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor (SNRI) during late pregnancy appeared to significantly increase the risk of postpartum hemorrhaging, while another study showed that taking antidepressants during pregnancy does not appear to increase the risk of having a baby with congenital heart abnormalities.
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January News and New Research
January 1, 2016   

Death and serious brain injury in Phase I trial for an agent acting on the endocannabinoid system, microbleeds and antidepressant use, and other news.
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April News and New Research
April 1, 2015   

SAMHSA launches free suicide prevention app for health care providers, mitochondrial DNA as a molecular marker of major depression, reporting bias in studies of antidepressants for anxiety, and other news.
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October News and New Research
October 1, 2014   

Study authors question if the new DSM-5 criteria for PTSD are complicating access to care for veterans. Other news this month addresses the use of sleep medications in children with ADHD-related insomnia and the FDA advisory panel's vote on the black box warning for varenicline.
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