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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

Donepezil in Schizophrenia?

May 2009

Well over half of patients with schizophrenia experience cognitive impairment, often before other symptoms develop.1 Historically, dopamine has received most of the attention as the neurotransmitter underlying schizophrenia symptoms. But acetylcholine is involved in many cognitive functions,…

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