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The purpose of a study was to determine whether stimulant users are at higher risk of a later cardiovascular event than are non-users, examining this association in both a national cohort and a popula ...


Psychotherapy is the treatment of choice for patients with anorexia nervosa, although evidence of efficacy is weak. The Anorexia Nervosa Treatment of OutPatients ( ANTOP ) study aimed to assess the ef ...


Health anxiety has been treated by therapists expert in cognitive behaviour therapy with some specific benefit in some patients referred to psychological services. Those in hospital care have been les ...


The aim of a study was to determine the prevalence of drug-induced long QT at admission to a public psychiatric hospital and to document the associated factors using a cross-sectional approach. All ...


In 2009, the FDA ( Food and Drug Administration ) issued a black box warning for Varenicline ( Champix; in Europe: Champix ) regarding neuropsychiatric events. Researchers used data from randomized c ...


Anorexia nervosa is characterised by a chronic course that is refractory to treatment in many patients and has one of the highest mortality rates of any psychiatric disorder. Deep brain stimulation ( ...


Delirium is frequently diagnosed in critically ill patients and is associated with poor clinical outcomes. Haloperidol ( Haldol, Serenase ) is the most commonly used drug for delirium despite little e ...


A study has prospectively evaluated consumptions of sweetened beverages, coffee and tea in relation to depression among older US adults. Sweetened beverages, coffee and tea are commonly consumed world ...


Risperidone ( Risperdal ) is an atypical antipsychotic agent indicated for the treatment or management of schizophrenia, inappropriate behaviour associated with severe dementia and manic episodes asso ...


Clinicians have long speculated that poor sleep may be a mechanism involved in the higher risk of further cardiac events or death among those with post-traumatic stress disorder ( PTSD ) following an ...


Hyponatremia ( serum sodium concentration [ Na+ ] less than 136 mEq/L ) is a potentially life-threatening condition often found chronically in patients with psychotic disorders. Vasopressin antagoni ...


Excess weight and obesity in the general population are increasing problems throughout the Western world, and this rise has also been observed in children and adolescents.Weight gain and obesity are k ...


Varenicline ( Chantix, Champix ), a smoking cessation medication, has been under a cloud of suspicion ever since the Canadian Medical Association Journal ( CMAJ ) published a study July 2011 reporting ...


New data have shown the efficacy of Agomelatine ( Valdoxan ) in the treatment of anxiety in depressed patients when compared with other commonly prescribed antidepressants. Additionally, Valdoxan's an ...


The poor safety profile of the smoking-cessation drug Varenicline ( Chantix, Champix ) makes it unsuitable for first-line use, according to a study published in the journal PLoS One,Varenicline, which ...