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Antiepileptic Drugs and Bone Health: Current Concepts

By |2020-06-04T10:53:56-07:00June 4th, 2020|Brief Bulletins from the Field, We Know Psychiatry|

Chronic use of antiepileptic drugs (AEDs) can induce the development of adverse effects on bone metabolism. In epileptic patients treated with AED, the monitor- ing of biochemical markers of bone turnover, such as the measurement of serum 25 (OH) vitamin D, bone mineral density, before the beginning of the treatment [...]

Demographic Variation in the Use of Prazosin for Treatment of Sleep Disturbance in Combat Veterans with PTSD

By |2020-06-04T10:47:07-07:00June 4th, 2020|Brief Bulletins from the Field, We Know Psychiatry|

ABSTRACT ~ Objective: Off-label use of prazosin for posttraumatic stress disorder-related sleep disturbances (PTSD-SD) is widespread in Veterans Health Administration (VA) settings, but clinical trials have had mixed results. Trial criteria may exclude significant sub-groups, and therefore a 2018 study may not provide the final evidence of prazo- sin efficacy [...]

Sequential Multiple Assignment Randomized Treatment (SMART) for Bipolar Disorder at Any Phase of Illness and at least Mild Symptom Severity

By |2020-06-04T10:50:45-07:00June 4th, 2020|Brief Bulletins from the Field, We Know Psychiatry|

ABSTRACT ~ Objectives: To sequentially study the effectiveness of lithium and divalproex monotherapy and adjunctive therapy with quetiapine or lamotrigine in the acute and continuation treatment of bipolar I or II disorder at any phase of illness and at least mild symptom severity. Methods: From June 2011 to December 2016, [...]

Cannabis Use and its Association with Psychological Disorders

By |2020-06-04T10:49:07-07:00June 4th, 2020|Brief Bulletins from the Field, We Know Psychiatry|

ABSTRACT ~ Purpose of Review: This is a comprehensive review of the association between cannabis use and psychological disorders. It reviews the latest and seminal evidence that is available and attempts to conclude the strength of such association. Recent Findings: Cannabis is a flowering plant with psychoactive properties, attributed to [...]