Highlights From This Issue

Topics: ADHD | Adult ADHD | Micronutrients | Narcolepsy | Schizophrenia

Micronutrients are vitamins and minerals that play an essential role in human physiology. They have promising studies in a host of psychiatric disorders, and Dr. Rucklidge explains why. Adult-onset ADHD has been proposed as a new diagnosis, but the data supporting it point in a different direction. Light therapy is one of few natural treatments with

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Evaluating the Mortality Risks of Antipsychotics in Children and Youths

Topics: Antipsychotics | Psychopharmacology | Schizophrenia

There are reports of increased mortality from antipsychotics in older adults. Now, we have a paper showing increased mortality in children, adolescents, and young adults aged 5–24 years. Given the frequent use, both on- and off-label, of antipsychotics, does this change how we use them? And if so, how? What we already know In 2005, the FDA added a

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Research Update

Cannabidiol for Schizophrenia

Topics: Cannabidiol | Research Update | Schizophrenia

Review of: McGuire P et al, Am J Psychiatry 2017;175(315). doi:10.1176/appi.ajp.2017.17030325 Type of study: Double-blind, randomized controlled trial Traditional antipsychotic medications leave much to be desired. Their therapeutic response rate for schizophrenia is low, and their side effects are troubling and lead to high rates of noncompliance

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