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For first-episode psychosis, second-generation antipsychotics generally equivalent

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What do we know about tapering opioid therapy?

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Some antidepressants may require a dose change during pregnancy

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Demand for primary care physicians is increasing their pay

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New standardized form eases patient record requests

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What's the best pain management for patients with opioid use disorder undergoing cesarean?

Buprenorphine may not deserve its bad reputation.

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Depression: desvenlafaxine modestly improves energy levels

Fatigue and lassitude commonly persist in patients even after other symptoms have responded to treatment.

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Nurse's Health Study: PPIs not tied to cognitive decline

Data do not support the suggestion that PPI use increases dementia risk.

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Opioid demand drops significantly post-ACLR in vast majority | AOSSM

Preoperative opioid use strongly predicts postoperative demand.

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Cirrhosis: anemia included among predictors of ACLF

Four factors identified in patients with HCV, HBV, and alcoholic cirrhosis.

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Multimodal strategy improves accountability in opioid prescribing

Approach may help reduce and discontinue opioid use in patients.

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Does CT lung cancer screening prompt smokers to quit?

An all-clear may not, in fact, undermine smoking cessation efforts.

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Antidepressants during pregnancy don’t affect offspring intellectual ability

Apparent association may trace to parental age or maternal mental disorders, instead.

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Smoking cessation in severe mental health disorders: what works?

Smoking prevalence is high in patients with severe mental health disorders.

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Mental Health Vitals for July 2017

Open-access CBT decreases social anxiety | CBT or second-gen antidepressants yield best effects | Tai chi makes a good alternative to standard exercise.

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Creatine fails to slow functional decline in early Huntington’s disease

CREST-E trial was halted early for futility.

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Pediatric epilepsy: use of 3rd generation AEDs on the rise

The new wave agents are better tolerated, but not necessarily more effective.

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Treating opioid withdrawal: a better way

Tramadol ER may strike a balance between current medications.

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Depression: vortioxetine effective in the long term

Long-term treatment with antidepressants is recommended to reduce relapses.

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