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Phase III study of Intuniv (guanfacine hydrochloride prolonged release) meets primary endpoint in adults with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.- Shire + Shionogi.

Shire and Shionogi announced that a Phase III study evaluating Intuniv (guanfacine hydrochloride prolonged release) in adult patients with attention...

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FDA approval for Adzenys ER (amphetamine) Extended-Release Oral Suspension to treat ADHD.- Neos Therapeutics.

Neos Therapeutics, Inc. announced that the FDA has approved Adzenys ER (amphetamine) Extended-Release Oral Suspension. Neos Therapeutics is the only...

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Cushing's Syndrome

Cushing’s syndrome shares symptoms such as hypertension, glucose intolerance and obesity with other common conditions – how can you confidently diagnose this rare disorder?

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Guidelines

Assessment, diagnosis and interventions for autism spectrum disorders

The guideline provides recommendations for best practice in the screening, surveillance, diagnosis, assessment and clinical interventions for children and young people with ASD.

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Evidence-based guidelines for treating bipolar disorder: Revised third edition recommendations from the British Association for Psychopharmacology

The guidelines cover the diagnosis of bipolar disorder, clinical management, and strategies for the use of medicines in short-term treatment...

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Children’s attachment: attachment in children and young people who are adopted from care, in care or at high risk of going into care

This guideline covers the identification, assessment and treatment of attachment difficulties in children and young people up to age 18...

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Journal articles

Cariprazine specificity profile in the treatment of acute schizophrenia: a meta-analysis and meta-regression of randomized-controlled trials.

Cariprazine is a new dopamine D2 and D3 receptor partial agonist antipsychotic. Meta-analytic evidence of efficacy in acute schizophrenia and specific groups of patients is lacking.

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Cariprazine: A Review in Schizophrenia.

Cariprazine (Vraylar™) is a dopamine D3-preferring D2/D3 receptor partial agonist indicated for the treatment of patients with schizophrenia. This narrative review summarizes pharmacological, efficacy and tolerability data relevant...

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Evaluation of the long-term safety and tolerability of cariprazine in patients with schizophrenia: results from a 1-year open-label study.

Objective: Cariprazine, a dopamine D3/D2 partial agonist atypical antipsychotic with preferential binding to D3 receptors, is approved for the treatment of schizophrenia and manic or mixed episodes associated with bipolar I disorder.

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Clinical trials

Minocycline and Celecoxib as Adjunctive Treatments of Bipolar Depression

Bipolar disorder is a leading cause of disability worldwide. A high proportion of patients with bipolar disorder experience persistent depressive...

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Group Psychotherapy for Patients With Hidradenitis Suppurativa: Effects in Quality of Life

The aim of this study is to determine the benefits of group psychotherapy on quality of life for people with hidradenitis suppurativa receiving medical and surgical treatment versus a control group (awaiting group)...

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A Six Week, Randomized, Double-Blind Placebo-Controlled, Suvorexant Augmentation Study of Antidepressant Treatment of Major Depressive Disorder With Residual Insomnia

Depression with ongoing insomnia is a common clinical presentation with patients. Clinical data suggests that patients with insomnia that receive...

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Blog Posts

Christopher Paul Jones

Dealing with mental health issues using integrated approaches, including tech and apps

Posted 3 months ago

As healthcare professionals are well aware, a significant percentage of the population (approximately one in four) will suffer a mental health problem at some point in their lives. In the course of his work, Christopher Paul Jones is finding that people are increasingly looking for alternatives to, or approaches to complement, pharmaceutical drugs to manage their conditions, and that tech and apps are proving very useful indeed. He feels it is particularly useful for those whose location or financial status might otherwise prohibit them from integrated strategies. Here is what he has to say:

Am Ang Zhang

Autism: Challenges and Obstacles!

Posted 1 year ago

Retired child psychiatrist Am Ang Zhang discusses his experiences of working with the families of autistic children.

Am Ang Zhang

Autism: Frances Tustin and Entrenchment!

Posted 1 year ago

Am Ang Zhang discusses his work with pioneering child psychotherapist Frances Tustin, and his observations of entrenchment in autistic children.

CME

Tricyclic antidepressants and headaches: systematic review and meta-analysis

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Post-traumatic stress disorder

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Depression in adults with a chronic health problem: putting NICE guidelines into practice

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