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February 2016

Drugs for Dementia
Current medications for dementia do little to improve cognition or function.

Two New Long-Acting IM Antipsychotics
Aripiprazole lauroxil (Aristada) and a 3-month formulation of paliperidone palmitate (Invega Trinza) have been approved for the treatment of schizophrenia.

Exercise for Late-Life MDD
In a study of older patients with major depressive disorder, both high- and low-intensity exercise added to antidepressant treatment improved remission rates and time to remission.

In Brief
Offspring of Mothers with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Have Increased Risk of Autism; Androgen Deprivation Therapy Linked to Increased Risk of Alzheimer Disease

A Drug Combination for Agitation in Dementia
In a multicenter trial, the combination of dextromethorphan and quinidine sulfate (Nuedexta) was statistically superior to placebo as a treatment for agitation in patients with Alzheimer disease.

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Now provided by The CME Institute of Physicians Postgraduate Press, Inc. After reading this volume of Biological Therapies in Psychiatry (BTP), the learner will be able to (1) discuss new psychiatric drugs, including side effects and drug interactions, and (2) describe new information on older medications and new biological treatments.

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