September 2011

Vilazodone (Viibryd) Part II
Evidence to date shows no significant benefit of the new selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) vilazodone (Viibryd) over other antidepressants.

Remember Clozapine
Clozapine (Clozaril and others) carries a wide range of side effects, but it is still the most efficacious antipsychotic when patients are inadequately responsive to other agents.

In Brief
New Cardiac Warning Added to Labeling for Quetiapine (Seroquel); Atomoxetine (Strattera) Does Not Attenuate Weight Gain in Patients with Schizophrenia

No Help from the "Sunshine Vitamin"
In a nonclinical elderly population, vitamin D supplementation had no significant effect on mood or other mental health outcomes.

No Help from the "Sunshine Vitamin"

September 2011

Vitamin D deficiency is common in Western countries, especially in the elderly and psychiatric patients. Some scientists have postulated that vitamin D deficiency, which occurs more often in the winter, may contribute to seasonal affective disorder and that older adults with low levels of vitamin…

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