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Methylphenidate & CBT Benefits TBI Patients with Cognitive Problems

Methylphenidate & CBT Benefits TBI Patients with Cognitive Problems

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These preliminary findings suggest that combined treatment with MAAT and methylphenidate can improve attention, episodic and working memory, and executive functioning following traumatic brain injury.

The ADA Issues Guidelines for Psychosocial Care in Diabetes

The ADA Issues Guidelines for Psychosocial Care in Diabetes

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The ADA released detailed guidelines for psychosocial assessments and care based on factors including age, type of diabetes, and family support system.

Issues With Clinical Trials That Impede New Pain Drug Development

Issues With Clinical Trials That Impede New Pain Drug Development

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The major issues of drug development are that pre-clinical animal efficacy studies do not accurately predict human efficacy, and clinical trials often inaccurately fail to show drug efficacy.

AMA Highlights Addressing Patients' Shame in Opioid Disorders

AMA Highlights Addressing Patients' Shame in Opioid Disorders

A webinar on patient shame forms part of the Prescribers' Clinical Support System for Opioid Therapies.

Efficacy of Lurasidone Assessed in Adolescents With Schizophrenia

Efficacy of Lurasidone Assessed in Adolescents With Schizophrenia

Sunovion have announced positive results from a study evaluating Latuda (lurasidone HCI) for the treatment of schizophrenia in adolescents aged 13 to 17 years old.

Medication Overuse Headache: Diagnosis & Treatment

Medication Overuse Headache: Diagnosis & Treatment

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The recovery time varies depending on which class of medication the patient is overusing.

Predicting Placebo Response May Now be Possible

Predicting Placebo Response May Now be Possible

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Connectivity in the right midfrontal gyrus may help predict placebo response. This finding has widespread implications in drug development.

Low Oxytocin Levels May Affect Empathy

Low Oxytocin Levels May Affect Empathy

Hypopituitarism may be associated with reduced oxytocin concentrations and impaired empathic ability.

Crystal Structure of Cannabinoid Receptor 1 Determined: Implications for Managing Pain

Crystal Structure of Cannabinoid Receptor 1 Determined: Implications for Managing Pain

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The crystal structure may provide inspiration for designing drugs that refine efficacy and avoid adverse events.

Memantine + Sertraline Effective Tx for Depression

Memantine + Sertraline Effective Tx for Depression

There was a significantly greater improvement in memantine group and a greater response rate at weeks 4 and 6.

Rehabilitation May Improve Cognitive Symptoms in Cancer Survivors

Rehabilitation May Improve Cognitive Symptoms in Cancer Survivors

Research found that cognitive rehabilitation program could improve self-reported cognitive function through 6 months.

Psych Meds Rx May Reduce Violent Reoffending in Ex-Prisoners

Psych Meds Rx May Reduce Violent Reoffending in Ex-Prisoners

Medications used to treat addiction cut the risk of reoffending in half.

Haloperidol in the Emergency Department Setting

Haloperidol in the Emergency Department Setting

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Dr. Scott Zeller suggests it is time to move away from emergency intramuscular haloperidol.

Criticism of 12-Step Groups: Is It Warranted?

Criticism of 12-Step Groups: Is It Warranted?

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One topic of criticism is the relative dearth of scientific evidence regarding the efficacy of 12-step programs.

Is Laughter Effective Complementary Medicine?

Is Laughter Effective Complementary Medicine?

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Laughing about 10 minutes every day has similar benefits to eating vegetables, exercising, and meditating.

Dialectical Behavioral Therapy for Managing Chronic Pain

Dialectical Behavioral Therapy for Managing Chronic Pain

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Dialectical behavioral therapy uses the concept of "radical acceptance" to help manage the psychological and emotional aspects of chronic pain.

Comprehensive Assessment Essential for Treating All Aspects of Pain

Comprehensive Assessment Essential for Treating All Aspects of Pain

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Regular evaluation and assessment along with a personalized "step approach" is essential for effective pain management.

Treating the Brain or Body: Which is Best for Patients With Pain?

Treating the Brain or Body: Which is Best for Patients With Pain?

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While treatments for pain often target either the brain or the body, data show treatments often benefit both.

Biobehavioral Interventions Effective for Managing Migraines

Biobehavioral Interventions Effective for Managing Migraines

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Combined pharmacologic and behavioral treatment approaches are more beneficial than either approach alone for chronic pain conditions.

Psychosocial Approaches For Self-Modulating Pain

Psychosocial Approaches For Self-Modulating Pain

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Psychosocial approaches have become critical in the face of the chronic pain epidemic.

Short Online Course Effective Treatment for Pain Catastrophizing

Short Online Course Effective Treatment for Pain Catastrophizing

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These free online resources may be of interest to patients in rural settings who may not have access to pain psychologists.

Whole Body Hyperthermia: The Future of Depression Treatment?

Whole Body Hyperthermia: The Future of Depression Treatment?

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Researchers investigated the lasting effects of whole body hyperthermia (WBH) in the first randomized, double-blind, [placebo]-controlled study of WBH for the treatment of MDD.

'Walking Meetings' Feasible For Improving Employee Wellness

'Walking Meetings' Feasible For Improving Employee Wellness

Converting just 1 meeting per week to a walking meeting can increase on-the-job activity levels for white-collar workers.

Meta-Analysis: Combination Therapy Most Effective in Adult OCD

Meta-Analysis: Combination Therapy Most Effective in Adult OCD

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The combination of behavioral and cognitive therapy approaches with medications is likely the most effective intervention for adults diagnosed with severe obsessive-compulsive disorder.

Managing Epilepsy in Patients With Intellectual Disability

Managing Epilepsy in Patients With Intellectual Disability

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The associated morbidities and deficits make epilepsy care for adults with intellectual disability complex.

What Neuroimaging Can Teach us About Depression

What Neuroimaging Can Teach us About Depression

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Neuroimaging studies have shown several neurophysiological substrates for depression: An overview by Theodore Henderson, MD, PhD.

D-cycloserine Not Effective as an Augmentation Strategy for CBT in Pediatric OCD

D-cycloserine Not Effective as an Augmentation Strategy for CBT in Pediatric OCD

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Some of the strategies to improve memory extinction aim at plasticity pathways in the brain with the use of NMDA receptor-modulating drugs, such as D-cycloserine.

Novel Clinical Application of Optogenetics: Migraine Headaches

Novel Clinical Application of Optogenetics: Migraine Headaches

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Optogenetic tools enable light-based modulation of genetically defined neurons and temporally precise stimulation of neural circuit activity.

Methylene Blue Administration Enhances Memory Retrieval

Methylene Blue Administration Enhances Memory Retrieval

The memory-enhancing effects of methylene blue have previously been associated with improvement of memory consolidation.

Mood Disorders in a Chronic Pain Population

Mood Disorders in a Chronic Pain Population

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