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IN THIS MONTH'S ISSUE:
May 2017

Over-the-Counter Melatonin: Purity and Composition
Widely used in the United States to treat insomnia, although banned in many other countries, over-the-counter melatonin products exhibit extreme discrepancies in actual versus labeled content.

DBS for OCD
Preliminary results from a small pilot study suggest that deep brain stimulation (DBS) might be considered for patients with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) who are incompletely responsive to medication and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT).

Vitamin D Levels in Psychiatric Disorders
Two studies report that patients with psychiatric illnesses have a higher incidence of vitamin D deficiency than the general population.

In Brief
Long-Term Treatment with ADHD Medication Associated with Decreased Height and No Reduction of Symptom Severity in Adults; Treatment with Antioxidant Supplements Does Not Appear to Prevent Dementia

Infections, Antibiotics, and Mental Illness
Anti-infective agents, particularly broad-spectrum antibiotics, may be associated with an increased risk of developing schizophrenia or affective disorders.

Exercise and Depression in Children
A study in children suggests moderate-to-vigorous exercise at ages 6 and 8 years may prevent future symptoms of major depressive disorder.

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Ross J. Baldessarini, M.D.
Joseph Biederman, M.D.
Rubin Bressler, M.D.
Andrew W. Brotman, M.D.
Ned Cassem, M.D.
Harold J. DeMonaco, M.S., R.Ph.
Susan R. Donaldson, M.D.
William E. Falk, M.D.
John Greist, M.D.
James W. Jefferson, M.D.
David Katzelnick, M.D.
Samuel J. Keith, M.D.
Martin B. Keller, M.D.
John Racy, M.D.
Eric M. Reiman, M.D.
Jerrold F. Rosenbaum, M.D.
A. John Rush, M.D.
Alan F. Schatzberg, M.D.
Nina R. Schooler, Ph.D.
Michael E. Thase, M.D.
Joanne Doller Wojcik, R.N., M.S.

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Alan J. Gelenberg, M.D.

Assistant Editor
Heather S. Hopkins

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Amy Boynton