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IN THIS MONTH'S ISSUE:
January 2017

Can Statins Augment SSRIs?
Combining statins with a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) might lower the risk for and symptoms of depression.

Lithium Intoxication: A New Study
Lithium toxicity is uncommon, but clinicians should test lithium blood levels when indicated and discuss risks with patients during treatment planning.

Whole-Body Hyperthermia for MDD?
Preliminary data suggest whole-body hyperthermia should be tested further as a potential new treatment for depression.

In Brief
Large Study Shows Decline in Dementia Prevalence in the United States between 2000 and 2012; Transitions to Daylight Savings Time Is Associated with an Increase in Depression

Oral Health in Patients with Mood and Anxiety Disorders
Patients with psychiatric disorders should be regularly screened for oral health and referred for dental care as needed.

Testosterone Supplementation: More Negative Evidence
A literature review of 156 studies concluded that the benefits of testosterone supplementation do not outweigh the risks for any population of normal men.

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