NSAIDs and SSRIs
Anti-inflammatory agents may inhibit the benefits depressed patients gain from selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors.
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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.
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.
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To treat most psychiatric illnesses, clinicians typically prescribe medication or psychotherapy. Beyond those are neurostimulation approaches—which include electroconvulsive therapy, vagus nerve stimulation, and transcranial magnetic stimulation. The most invasive interventions, reserved for…