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SAN FRANCISCO—Venlafaxine outperformed fluoxetine for the treatment of major depression in postmenopausal women, in a study presented during a poster session at the American Psychiatric Association’s annual meeting.
APA MEETING
SAN FRANCISCO—Adding samidorphan to olanzapine did not diminish the antipsychotic efficacy of olanzapine alone in adults with schizophrenia, according to data presented during a poster session at the American Psychiatric Association’s annual meeting.
APA MEETING
SAN FRANCISCO—Adhering to a Mediterranean diet may protect against developing symptoms of depression late in life, researchers reported at the American Psychiatric Association’s Annual Meeting.
APA MEETING
SAN FRANCISCO—Cannabis withdrawal syndrome affects more than 1 in 10 adults in the United States who frequently use the drug and is associated with significant disability, researchers reported.
APA MEEETING
SAN FRANCISCO—A sample of hospital inpatients with schizophrenia spectrum disorders was prescribed a long-acting injectable (LAI) at a markedly higher rate than the national average, researchers reported at the American Psychiatric Association’s annual meeting.
SAN FRANCISCO—Adults with bipolar disorder and borderline personality disorder were 6 times as likely to have suicidal behavior, researchers found in a study presented during a poster session at the American Psychiatric Association’s annual meeting.
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SAN FRANCISCO—If patients with borderline personality disorder (BPD) and drug misuse are able to complete specialized personality disorder treatment, they will likely experience significant improvement, suggests a study presented at the American Psychiatric Association’s annual meeting.
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SAN FRANCISCO—Treatment with antidepressants is associated with decreased depression severity in patients with comorbid alcohol use disorder (AUD), regardless of the type of antidepressant, researchers found in a meta-analysis presented in a poster session at the American Psychiatric Association Annual Meeting.
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SAN FRANCISCO—Clinicians should consider their long-term strategy before initiating antidepressants in patients with anxiety disorders, researchers urged at the American Psychiatric Association’s annual meeting, warning of high relapse rates and hazards of later discontinuation.
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SAN FRANCISCO—Social media and psychiatry may seem like divergent topics, but a discussion at the American Psychiatric Association’s annual meeting showed how often they are now intertwined.
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