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May 2009

Treating Fibromyalgia
Antidepressants offer some relief for sufferers of fibromyalgia.

Donepezil in Schizophrenia?
A recent report suggests donepezil (Aricept) does not appear to benefit cognitive symptoms of schizophrenia.

Second-Generation Antipsychotics and the Risk of Cardiac Death
Second-generation antipsychotics produce about the same level of cardiac risks as first-generation agents.

Preventing Dementia
Higher levels of education, mentally challenging work, and moderate coffee consumption may protect against Alzheimer’s disease, but Ginkgo biloba does not.

In Brief
Mixed Results for Modafinil as an Adjunct in Schizophrenia; Memantine Not Efficacious as an Adjunct in Schizophrenia

Treating Fibromyalgia

May 2009

The American College of Rheumatology defines fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS) as chronic (lasting at least 3 months) widespread pain and tenderness at a minimum of 11 of 18 defined tender points.1 Among the many other physical and psychological symptoms of FMS are fatigue and nonrestorative…

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