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October 2011

NSAIDs and SSRIs
Anti-inflammatory agents may inhibit the benefits depressed patients gain from selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors.

More On DBS
Although deep brain stimulation benefits some people with difficult-to-treat depression, it can lead to serious and potentially lethal complications.

Diet, Lifestyle, and Weight
Small but sustained changes in diet and other lifestyle variables can mitigate or reverse weight gain in healthy people and maybe also those with psychiatric illness.

Lithium, Drinking Water, and Suicide Rates
Studies of the effects of lithium levels in drinking water on the rate of suicide in a population have come to opposite conclusions.

In Brief
FDA Warns of Abnormal Heart Rhythms with High-Dose Citalopram; Sleep-Disordered Breathing Associated with Mild Cognitive Impairment and Dementia

20th Annual Psychopharmacology Review Course
20th Annual Psychopharmacology Review Course, February 20-24, 2012, Tucson, Arizona

Physical Activity and Schizophrenia
Adopting a healthy lifestyle is important but difficult for people with schizophrenia.

NSAIDs and SSRIs

October 2011

Several times recently, we have discussed the hypothesis that inflammatory cytokines play a role in depression (BTP 2011;34:1, 2010;33:26, 2009;32:16). Working with laboratory mice, Warner-Schmidt and collaborators found that a small acidic protein called p11 is a key regulator of depressive-like…

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