Divalproex for Mania in Children and Adolescents: A Negative Study
The first double-blind study of divalproex (Depakote) in pediatric patients with bipolar disorder found no greater efficacy than placebo.
A double-blind study suggests efficacy for chamomile as an alternative treatment for anxiety.
Quetiapine for GAD and MDD
In a variety of studies, quetiapine (Seroquel) was found to be effective in treating generalized anxiety and major depressive disorders.
Valproate Does Not Improve Agitation in Patients with Dementia; Three More Atypical Antipsychotics May Be Approved for Pediatric Patients
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Matricaria recutita or Chamomilla recutita (chamomile) is a traditional herbal remedy reputed to help people relax. Most of us are familiar with chamomile as an herbal tea. Animal experiments suggest chamomile has anti-anxiety properties.1 In the first controlled clinical trial of chamomile…