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November 2015

Brexpiprazole (Rexulti)
The manufacturer of aripiprazole (Abilify and others), which is now off patent, has released a similar drug called brexpiprazole (Rexulti), which the FDA has approved to treat schizophrenia and as an adjunct to antidepressants for major depressive disorder (MDD).

Medical Marijuana
Several recent reviews question the evidence for the efficacy of medical marijuana and caution about its potential long-term side effects.

In Brief
Vitamin D Deficiency Associated with Increased Cognitive Decline in Older Adults; High-Glycemic Diets Associated with Increased Risk of Depression in Postmenopausal Women

Nitrous Oxide for Depression?
A pilot study of nitrous oxide inhalation for patients with treatment-resistant depression has yielded positive results.

In the Media

Penn Live Mental health care: How to spot the warning signs of severe mental illness January 24, 2013
Medical Xpress Stressed out? Tips for taking control January 14, 2013
Chosunilbo Long Working Hours Linked to Depression January 27, 2012
CNN Health Working long hours doubles depression odds January 26, 2012
Reuters Exercise may boost mood for some chronically ill January 25, 2012