Cholinesterase Inhibitors Cause Syncope
Cholinesterase inhibitors, such as donepezil (Aricept), galantamine (Razadyne), and rivastigmine (Exelon), which are used to treat Alzheimer's disease, may cause syncope.
Cigarettes and Coffee May Elevate Risk of Suicidal Behavior in Patients with Bipolar Disorder; Depression and Anxiety Have Different Effects on Risk of Mortality
Antipsychotics Decrease Mortality
Treatment with antipsychotics increases life expectancy for patients with schizophrenia.
On to 2010!
Dr. Alan Gelenberg reviews biological interventions approved during the past year, including new antipsychotics and a device to deliver repeated transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS).
Iloperidone, an antipsychotic recently approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), is comparable in efficacy to other second-generation agents.
Patients with bipolar disorder often have comorbid substance use disorder, which is associated with adverse clinical outcomes. Cigarette smoking and coffee drinking are also highly prevalent in patients with bipolar disorder, but there is less research on the effects of nicotine and caffeine than…