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FDA advises on medication-assisted treatment for individuals taking depressants

FDA advises on medication-assisted treatment for individuals taking depressants
September 20, 2017

The FDA today issued a Drug Safety Communication advising that buprenorphine and methadone should not be withheld from individuals receiving benzodiazepines or other medications that depress the central nervous system.

The communication also stated that although combined use of these medications increases risk for serious side effects, harm caused by untreated opioid addiction outweighs these risks.

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VIDEO: Top clinical challenges in major depression

September 20, 2017
NEW ORLEANS — In this video, Michael E. Thase, MD, of Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, discusses significant clinical challenges in major
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Severe mental illness linked to substantially increased risk for CVD

September 20, 2017
Compared with the general population, those with severe mental illness have a substantially increased risk for CVD, according to findings recently published in World
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Sleep, support essential in treating postpartum depression

September 19, 2017
NEW ORLEANS — Getting adequate amounts of sleep and receiving good social support are major factors in reducing symptoms of postpartum depression and major…
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Charting the Course of Electroconvulsive Therapy: Where Have We Been and Where Are We Headed?

Psychiatric Annals, November 2016, Volume 46 Issue 11
Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) is one of the oldest and best treatments for severe mental illness. A safe and highly…
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Psych Evidence-Based Consults: Volume 1, Number 1

This activity is supported by educational grants from Alkermes, Inc. and Allergan, Inc.

Major depressive disorder (MDD), bipolar depression, and schizophrenia are prevalent psychiatric illnesses that remain…
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VIDEO: Genetic predictors of tardive dyskinesia

May 20, 2017
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