18 01, 2019

Combination of Ketamine and Naltrexone Shows Promise for Addiction Treatments and Depression

By |2019-01-18T11:06:43+00:00January 18th, 2019|Brief Bulletins from the Field, We Know Psychiatry|0 Comments

  A preliminary study of five patients suffering from both depression and substance abuse disorders suggest that isn’t the case. The study was published Jan. 9 in the journal JAMA Psychiatry. Substance abuse and depression are common in many patients, and efforts to treat both conditions simultaneously have had limited [...]

6 12, 2018

Study Links Increased Risk of Mental Disorders with Childhood Infections

By |2018-12-06T11:40:55+00:00December 6th, 2018|Brief Bulletins from the Field, We Know Psychiatry|0 Comments

Furthering the role of immune system disorders in the development of mental disorders, recent research links infections that children contract during their childhood with increased risk of mental disorders during childhood and adolescence. The first study of its kind shows that high temperatures, sore throats and infections during childhood can [...]

21 11, 2018

Impact Of Gabapentin Adjunct Use With Benzodiazepines For The Treatment Of Alcohol Withdrawal In A Psychiatric Hospital

By |2018-11-21T11:30:26+00:00November 21st, 2018|Articles In Press|0 Comments

ORIGINAL RESEARCH Vadiei, N., Smith T. L., Walton, A. E., and Kjome, K. L. Abstract Introduction: Benzodiazepines are currently the gold standard for treatment of alcohol withdrawal. Gabapentin has growing evidence to support its use in the treatment of alcohol use disorder, however there is limited evidence regarding its role in [...]

21 11, 2018

Paroxetine Versus Vortioxetine For Depressive Symptoms In Postmenopausal Transition: A Preliminary Study

By |2018-11-21T11:30:38+00:00November 21st, 2018|Articles In Press|0 Comments

EVIDENCE-BASED MEDICINE Callegari C, Ielmini M., Caselli I., Lucca G., Isella C., Diurni M., Pettenon F., and Poloni N. Abstract Background: The impact of menopause is a consequence of social, physical and mental changes; hormonal changes play an important role in inducing an increased risk of developing depressive symptoms. It is [...]

21 11, 2018

An Approach to the Pharmacotherapy of Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome

By |2018-11-21T11:31:54+00:00November 21st, 2018|Articles In Press|0 Comments

COMPLICATED CASE HISTORIES By Roland van Rensburg and Eric H. Decloedt Abstract Neuroleptic malignant syndrome is a rare, idiosyncratic emergency associated with exposure to dopamine antagonists, commonly antipsychotic drugs. The typical clinical picture consists of altered consciousness, muscular rigidity, fever, and autonomic instability. While the condition has generally been well described, the [...]

21 11, 2018

Akathisia Induced by Abrupt Withdrawal of Risperidone: A Case Report

By |2018-11-21T11:32:20+00:00November 21st, 2018|Articles In Press|0 Comments

COMPLICATED CASE HISTORIES By Gangaparameswari Soundarrajan, Bharti Chogtu Magazine, Vybhav Krishna, Avinash Kamath G, and Manisha murugesan Abstract Akathisia is a common movement disorder that occurs as a consequence of antipsychotic therapy. However, its occurrence secondary to risperidone withdrawal has been reported rarely. Reporting of such rare adverse event gains profound importance because changing the [...]

21 11, 2018

Exercise as a Treatment for Schizophrenia: a Review

By |2018-11-21T11:32:34+00:00November 21st, 2018|Articles In Press|0 Comments

GENERAL PSYCHIATRY By Steven J. Girdler, Jamie E. Confino and Mary E. Woesner Abstract Schizophrenia is a mental disorder that is characterized by progressive cognitive impairment in areas of attention, working memory, and executive functioning. Although no clear etiology of schizophrenia has been discovered, many factors have been identified that contribute to [...]

21 11, 2018

Promoting The Discussion Of The Beneficial Effects Of Ketamine To Treat Refractory Depression

By |2018-11-21T11:32:49+00:00November 21st, 2018|Articles In Press|0 Comments

BRIEF REPORT Priyanka, G. and Viswanath, O. Abstract We read a recent article published by CNN titled “Ketamine offers lifeline for people with severe depression, suicidal thoughts1” with great interest. The article traces the story of a man with a 35-year history of severe refractory depression, suicidal ideation, and recent suicide [...]

12 09, 2018

Cassipa Approved by FDA for Opioid Dependence

By |2018-09-12T15:28:07+00:00September 12th, 2018|Brief Bulletins from the Field, We Know Psychiatry|0 Comments

A new dosage strength of buprenorphine and naloxone sublingual film was approved recently by the Food and Drug Administration. Cassipa sublingual film, made by Teva Pharmaceuticals, is a 16 mg/4 mg dosage of buprenorphine and naloxone for the maintenance treatment of opioid dependence. Buprenorphine and naloxone sublingual film also is [...]

23 08, 2018

How a Distant Epidemic Came Home to Roost: One Man’s Opioid Addiction

By |2018-09-12T14:58:24+00:00August 23rd, 2018|Brief Bulletins from the Field, We Know Psychiatry|0 Comments

A front page New York Times story read, “Every year, thousands of people addicted to opioids show up at hospital emergency rooms in withdrawal so agonizing it leaves them moaning and agonizing on the floor.” The article then goes on to quote a heroin addict. I would have stopped reading [...]