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IN THIS MONTH'S ISSUE:
September 2015

Why Do Patients Stop Their Antidepressants?
To limit antidepressant discontinuation, clinicians should encourage patients to be active participants in choosing a medication and monitoring its effects, and to discuss their attitudes and beliefs about treatment.

rTMS for Negative Schizophrenia Symptoms
A study of repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) for negative symptoms of schizophrenia found no benefit for active treatment over a control procedure.

SSRIs and Fractures
Bone health, Fractures, Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs)

Tea to Prevent Depression?
A meta-analysis of observational studies of the association between depression risk and tea consumption found a linear relationship: the more tea consumed, the lower the risk for depression.

In Brief
Brain Structure Affected by Stimulant Use More in Women Than in Men; One-Quarter of Individuals Killed by Police in 2015 Were Likely Mentally Ill

CBT for Insomnia
Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is a safe and effective treatment for insomnia, the benefits of which persist indefinitely.

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