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IN THIS MONTH'S ISSUE:
June 2017

Antipsychotics in Patients with COPD
In a population-based, case-crossover study, antipsychotics were associated with an increased risk of acute respiratory failure in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

Antipsychotics in Children and Adolescents
In the treatment of early-onset schizophrenia, efficacy is comparable among most antipsychotic agents but side effect profiles differ considerably.

Haloperidol and Uterine Dystonia during Pregnancy
Haloperidol (Haldol and others) triggered uterine contractions and cervical and limb dystonia in a pregnant woman.

Isotretinoin (Accutane and others) and Depression
In general, most patients can take isotretinoin (Accutane and others) for acne without new onset or exacerbation of depression.

In Brief
Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Improve Occupational Functioning in People with Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD); Yoga Decreases Depression Severity

Benzodiazepines, Alzheimer Disease, and Pneumonia
In a study of community-dwelling adults with Alzheimer disease in Finland, benzodiazepine use was associated with a 30% increased risk of pneumonia.

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NSAIDs, Acetaminophen, and Mood Stabilizers in Bipolar Disorder
In a 6-month trial of patients with bipolar disorder, the concomitant use of mood stabilizers and analgesics did not worsen treatment outcome.

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