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Schizophrenia & Psychotic Disorders
Use of a transdermal patch to administer the second-generation anti-psychotic blonanserin improves both positive and negative symptoms of acute schizophrenia with manageable adverse effects, a new industry study shows.
Alzheimer's Disease, Dementia & Cognitive Disorders
Hearing loss in middle age is associated with higher odds of cognitive decline and dementia in later years, suggests a large study in Taiwan.
Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
Adding fluoxetine to cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) did not reduce depressive symptoms in young people with moderate-to-severe major depressive disorder, researchers say.
Schizophrenia & Psychotic Disorders
Adjunctive estradiol along with antipsychotic therapy can prompt salutary effects in women of childbearing age with schizophrenia, according to a study conducted in the Republic of Moldavia.
Alzheimer's Disease, Dementia & Cognitive Disorders
Drugmaker Eli Lilly said on Thursday early results from a study suggest that Apple Inc devices, including the iPhone, in combination with digital apps could differentiate people with mild Alzheimer's disease dementia and those without symptoms.
General Psychiatry
Adults with cerebral palsy (CP), with or without developmental disabilities, are much more likely to suffer a variety of mental health problems than their peers without CP, new research indicates.
Alzheimer's Disease, Dementia & Cognitive Disorders
Both low and high hemoglobin levels are associated with an increased risk of dementia, according to findings from the population-based Rotterdam Study.
Schizophrenia & Psychotic Disorders
In patients with severe mental health disorders, second-generation antipsychotics may lead to short-term somatic serious adverse events on top of those occurring independently of treatment, according to pooled data from more than 300 trials.
Depression
Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) may effectively treat non-severe depression, but the effect would not be apparent with the commonly used rating scale, researchers say.

Schizophrenia & Psychotic Disorders
Most oral antipsychotics are effective for acute treatment of multi-episode schizophrenia in adults, but it's not clear which, if any, is best, according to a new network meta-analysis comparing 32 drugs.
General Psychiatry
People who have recently used cannabis may be more likely to experience memory deficits or difficulties with cognitive function than those who don't use the drug, a recent study suggests.
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