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IN THIS MONTH'S ISSUE:
March 2017

Antipsychotics in Delirium
Treatment with antipsychotics worsens clinical response in patients with dementia who are receiving palliative care.

Pregnant Women and Caffeine
Results from one study suggest that higher caffeine consumption in pregnant women is associated with lower IQ scores in offspring.

Antipsychotics Raise Mortality Risk in Patients with Parkinson Disease
Both first- and second-generation antipsychotics increase the risk of death in patients with Parkinson disease.

Treating Depression in Patients with Diabetes
Effective treatment of depression improves outcomes in patients with diabetes.

In Brief
Chamomile Extract Reduces Symptoms of Generalized Anxiety Disorder but Does Not Decrease Rate of Relapse; Fecal Transplants May Be Beneficial for Children with Autism

More on Hyponatremia with Antidepressants
Antidepressant treatment increases the risk of hospitalization for hyponatremia in elderly patients.

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