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September 2015

Why Do Patients Stop Their Antidepressants?
To limit antidepressant discontinuation, clinicians should encourage patients to be active participants in choosing a medication and monitoring its effects, and to discuss their attitudes and beliefs about treatment.

rTMS for Negative Schizophrenia Symptoms
A study of repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) for negative symptoms of schizophrenia found no benefit for active treatment over a control procedure.

SSRIs and Fractures
Bone health, Fractures, Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs)

Tea to Prevent Depression?
A meta-analysis of observational studies of the association between depression risk and tea consumption found a linear relationship: the more tea consumed, the lower the risk for depression.

In Brief
Brain Structure Affected by Stimulant Use More in Women Than in Men; One-Quarter of Individuals Killed by Police in 2015 Were Likely Mentally Ill

CBT for Insomnia
Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is a safe and effective treatment for insomnia, the benefits of which persist indefinitely.

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American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

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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