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Blood donors do not transmit neurodegenerative diseases to transfusion recipients

September 30, 2016

Patients who receive blood transfusions from donors who later develop neurodegenerative disorders are at low to no risk for the transmission of these diseases, according to a retrospective cohort study published in Annals of Internal Medicine.

The aggregation of aberrantly polymerized, misfolded proteins in the brain occurs with several neurodegenerative disorders, including Alzheimer disease, Parkinson disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and other dementia-related disorders. Further, protein aggregation has been found to have similarities with prion diseases.

Top 5 studies from 2016 ECNP Congress

September 30, 2016
The European College of Neuropsychopharmacology Congress, which took place from September 17 to 20 in Vienna, featured presentations, posters, abstracts and addresses on…
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Majority of adverse events in clinical trials remain unpublished

September 30, 2016
A lower number and smaller range of adverse events were reported in published studies compared with those unpublished, according to data published in PLoS Medicine

FDA hold halts phase 3 study of ADHD, Fragile X syndrome treatment

September 30, 2016
Alcobra, Ltd. received verbal notice from the FDA’s Division of Psychiatry Products that a full clinical hold was placed on the Investigational New Drug…
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State-of-the-Art Prevention and Treatment of PTSD: Pharmacotherapy, Psychotherapy, and Nonpharmacological Somatic Therapies

Psychiatric Annals, September 2016, Volume 46 Issue 9
Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a distressing and disabling disease of great public health significance that is…
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Catastrophic Complications Related to Psychopharmacologic Practice: August 2016

Keck School of Medicine of USC and Psychiatric Annals

People take so many medications these days that it can be difficult to know how the drugs interact with each other…
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VIDEO: How inclusion, exclusion criteria hinders antidepressant efficacy study findings

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