Depression in Alzheimer Disease
Sertraline (Zoloft and others) offers little benefit for depression in patients with Alzheimer disease.
Do Beta-Blockers Cause Depression?
Propranolol (Inderal and others) and other lipid-soluble beta-blockers may cause depressive symptoms early in treatment.
Liquid Formulations of Psychotropics
Many psychotropic medications are available in liquid formulations, which increases clinical options.
L-theanine Augmentation for Schizophrenia
L-theanine augmentation is associated with modest improvement in schizophrenia symptoms.
Acupuncture for Depression?
A systematic evaluation of reviews of acupuncture for depression conclude that it is not superior to placebo.
Deep brain stimulation treats hallucinations in patients with schizophrenia; Pimozide augmentation not effective for treatment-resistant schizophrenia
Second-Generation Antipsychotics for Depression and Anxiety
For both depression and anxiety, quetiapine (Seroquel) is efficacious as monotherapy and as an adjunct to antidepressants.
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