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Citalopram similarly effective for depression in older, younger adults

October 10, 2017

Treatment responses to citalopram were comparable among older and younger adults with major depressive disorder, according to recent findings.

“In many health conditions, younger patients experience better recovery than elderly patients. This study shows that patients with major depressive disorder can experience improvement in functioning and quality of life after treatment, no matter their age,” study researcher Waguih William IsHak, MD, of Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, said in a press release.

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Methylphenidate improves apathy in mild Alzheimer’s disease

September 27, 2017
Methylphenidate significantly improved apathy, cognition, functional status, caregiver burden and depression among community-dwelling veterans with mild…
In the Journals

Antidepressant use in Alzheimer’s disease increases risk for head injury, TBI

August 21, 2017
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Axsome launches phase 2/3 trial of AXS-05 for agitation in Alzheimer’s

July 21, 2017
Axsome Theraputics recently announced the initiation of a phase 2/3 trial assessing efficacy and safety of AXS-05, a combination of dextromethorphan and bupropion, for…
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A Woman with Bizarre Behavior

Psychiatric Annals, June 2010, Volume 40 Issue 6
A 52-year-old woman was admitted to the hospital on a detention warrant for bizarre behavior. According to the warrant…
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Control of polypharmacy, drug interactions key components in treatment of geriatric population

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