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February 2010

Second-Generation Antipsychotics: New Information
Second-generation antipsychotics differ from each other, offering options for patients.

Cognitive Effects of Antipsychotic Drugs: Are All Created Equal?
First- and second-generation antipsychotics appear comparable in their ability to lessen cognitive dysfunction associated with schizophrenia.

In Brief
Long-acting Injectable Olanzapine Approved in US; High-potency Cannabis May Increase Risk of Psychosis

Olanzapine and Sertraline Combined for Psychotic Depression
In a short-term trial, sertraline (Zoloft and others) combined with olanzapine (Zyprexa) was more efficacious than olanzapine plus placebo for psychotic depression in both young and elderly patients.

Second-Generation Antipsychotics: New Information

February 2010

It often takes decades to truly comprehend new medications. Gradually, we are coming to understand the diverse attributes of the second generation of antipsychotic agents. These drugs differ among themselves more than antipsychotics of the first generation. Their pharmacology, adverse effects, and…

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