Paliperidone (Invega), recently approved to treat schizophrenia, is similar to risperidone (Risperidone) in efficacy and adverse effects.
Methylphenidate for ADHD in Preschool Children
Low doses of methylphenidate (Ritalin and others) are effective and safe for preschool children with ADHD but may cause more side effects than in older children.
A Case of Wernicke's Encephalopathy
Wernicke's encephalopathy is caused by thiamine deficiency, usually due to alcoholism or malnutrition.
Taste Altered in Mood Disorders; Reduced Gray Matter May Predict Schizophrenia; FDA Issues Methadone Alert
Two Ineffective Adjuncts for Mania
Olanzapine (Zyprexa) and topiramate (Topamax) add no therapeutic benefit as adjunctive treatments for bipolar disorder.
Schizophrenia, Substance Abuse, and Violence
Substance abuse increases the risk of violent behavior in people with schizophrenia.
A recent study found that taste function in humans is extremely plastic and is affected by changes in the serotonin and noradrenergic systems (TP Heath et al. J Neurosci 2006;26:12664-12671). In 20 healthy male subjects, the selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor paroxetine (Paxil and others)…