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IN THIS MONTH'S ISSUE:
December 2017

Generic vs Brand-Name Antipsychotics
For some antipsychotics, generic formulations may be less bioavailable and less efficacious than the brand-name product.

Can Lithium Decrease the Risk of Dementia?
In a study in Denmark, lithium exposure in drinking water was significantly lower in people with dementia than in controls.

Ketamine for Social Anxiety Disorder?
Preliminary data suggest that ketamine (Ketalar and others) may relieve anxiety.

Postpartum Depression: Experimental Treatment with a GABA Modulator
In a study of women with severe postpartum depression, brexanolone, a formulation of allopregnanolone, was associated with decreased depressive symptoms.

In Brief
Researchers Find Evidence of a Lymphatic System in the Brain

CME 2017
If you are interested in completing the Continuing Medical Education (CME) posttest and evaluation for 2017, please go to btpnews.com/cme.

2013-2017 Bound Volume
A 5-year bound volume with a cumulative index covering the years 2013 to 2017 is available for purchase. This volume is available on thumb drive only; no print version will be published.

Antipsychotics for First-Episode Schizophrenia
For patients with first-episode schizophrenia, second-generation antipsychotics have a broad array of side effects but differ little in efficacy.

Sweet Sorrow
This month's issue of the newsletter concludes our 40th year and marks the end of a journey.

Subscription Refunds
If you paid for a subscription past December 2017, you will receive a pro-rated refund check by the end of December. Starting December 15, 2017, a free downloadable zip file will be available at btpnews.com for all archives from 2000 to 2017.

Biological Therapies in Psychiatry Newsletter written by Alan J. Gelenberg, MD
For 40 years,
BTP has been the source for up-to-date information on psychotropic medications and other biological treatments for mental disorders.


This year’s volume of Biological Therapies in Psychiatry, our 40th, will be our last. Our final issue will be December 2017. We will be in touch with anyone whose subscription extends beyond that date to arrange compensation. My special thanks to BTP’s spectacular staff for their decades of excellence and friendship, and my gratitude to you, our loyal readers.
— Alan J. Gelenberg, M.D.

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