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June 2017

Haloperidol and Uterine Dystonia during Pregnancy
Haloperidol (Haldol and others) triggered uterine contractions and cervical and limb dystonia in a pregnant woman.

Antipsychotics in Children and Adolescents
In the treatment of early-onset schizophrenia, efficacy is comparable among most antipsychotic agents but side effect profiles differ considerably.

NSAIDs, Acetaminophen, and Mood Stabilizers in Bipolar Disorder
In a 6-month trial of patients with bipolar disorder, the concomitant use of mood stabilizers and analgesics did not worsen treatment outcome.

Antipsychotics in Patients with COPD
In a population-based, case-crossover study, antipsychotics were associated with an increased risk of acute respiratory failure in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

Isotretinoin (Accutane and others) and Depression
In general, most patients can take isotretinoin (Accutane and others) for acne without new onset or exacerbation of depression.

In Brief
Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Improve Occupational Functioning in People with Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD); Yoga Decreases Depression Severity

Benzodiazepines, Alzheimer Disease, and Pneumonia
In a study of community-dwelling adults with Alzheimer disease in Finland, benzodiazepine use was associated with a 30% increased risk of pneumonia.

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Antipsychotics in Children and Adolescents

June 2017

Early-onset schizophrenia is defined as illness beginning at or before age 18 years. The incidence of first episodes of schizophrenia increases throughout adolescence, and clinically, early-onset schizophrenia is continuous with the adult-onset form. But early-onset schizophrenia tends to have greater…

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