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IN THIS MONTH'S ISSUE:
December 2014

Lithium in Pregnancy
Because of the high rate of preterm deliveries and a possible increased risk of cardiovascular anomalies in babies born to women who take lithium during pregnancy, increased monitoring and the use of the lowest possible dose are recommended.

Varenicline for Smoking Cessation in Bipolar Disorder
Varenicline (Chantix) appears to be efficacious for smoking cessation in patients with euthymic bipolar disorder without increasing psychiatric symptoms.

In Brief
Several Variables Predict Risk of Dementia in Patients with Parkinson Disease; Depression Is Common but Undertreated in Patients with Cancer

CME 2014
Please be sure to review the Continuing Medical Education (CME) posttest and evaluation for 2014, inserted in this month's issue.

Challenges and Hopes
Although problems remain in the field of psychiatry today, there are also many reasons for optimism.

Affiliated Links

The Journal of Clinical Psychiatry

The University of Arizona Health Sciences Center- Department of Psychiatry

American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

American Association of Suicidology

American Psychiatric Association

American Society for Adolescent Psychiatry

American Society of Addiction Medicine

American Society of Clinical Psychopharmacology

Autism Society of America

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA)

National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Depression (NARSAD)

National Alliance for the Mentally Ill

National Association of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors

National Institute of Mental Health

National Mental Health Association