APA Annual Meeting

NEW YORK CITY—The investigational olanzapine-samidorphan drug ALKS 3831 did not outperform olanzapine alone in reducing alcohol use in patients with schizophrenia and alcohol use disorder, but it did improve symptoms of schizophrenia, a study found.


A mother’s depression is linked with her children's development from infancy through adolescence, according to a new study.

When used as adjunctive treatment during acute manic episodes, allopurinol may help reduce mania symptoms in patients with bipolar disorder, results of a meta-analysis suggest. 

“The Internet Addiction Test was developed in 1998, prior to the widespread use of smartphone and other mobile devices, to detect internet addiction,” wrote researcher Michael Van Ameringen, MD, FRCPC, and colleagues.

Longer sleep durations are associated with increased mortality and a host of medical disorders, according to research presented at the American Psychiatric Association’s annual meeting.

Ketamine has long been used to relieve pain and more recently has been utilized to treat major depression. Now doctors at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, California, are using it to help patients suffering from both conditions together.