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Why the HHS conscience-rights rule was blocked in court

Why the HHS conscience-rights rule was blocked in court

Tanya Albert Henry – Contributing News Writer American Medical Association In a win for physicians and their patients, a federal court blocked a Trump Administration-backed conscience rights rule the AMA and other medical associations opposed in an amicus brief because the change would “radically disrupt medical care and endanger the health and lives of patients.” […]

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Unlocking the Mysteries of the Glutamate System

Unlocking the Mysteries of the Glutamate System

Ketamine, Similar Compounds Emerging as Mood Disorder Treatments Sanjay J. Mathew, MD, vice chair for research at Baylor College of Medicine and staff physician at the Michael E. Debakey VA Medical Center in Houston, Texas, has long been interested in the brain’s glutamate system and how it could be manipulated with substances such as ketamine to […]

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Trial of SAGE-217 in Patients with Major Depressive Disorder

Handan Gunduz-Bruce, M.D.,  Christopher Silber, M.D.,  Inder Kaul, M.D.,  Anthony J. Rothschild, M.D.,  Robert Riesenberg, M.D.,  Abdul J. Sankoh, Ph.D.,  Haihong Li, Ph.D.,  Robert Lasser, M.D.,  Charles F. Zorumski, M.D.,  David R. Rubinow, M.D.,  Steven M. Paul, M.D.,  Jeffrey Jonas, M.D.,  et al. Abstract BACKGROUND Altered neurotransmission of γ-aminobutyric acid (GABA) has been implicated in […]

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Frequent Use of Medications for Sleep May Increase Dementia Risk, Especially Among Older White Adults

Frequent Use of Medications for Sleep May Increase Dementia Risk, Especially Among Older White Adults

Frequent use of sleep medications appears to be associated with increased long-term risk of dementia, particularly among older white adults, according to research presented at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference in Los Angeles this week. “Based on our findings, we recommend that clinicians make more effort to be aware of their patients’ sleep problems including […]

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Anxiety Prevalent in First-Episode Major Depressive Disorder

Anxiety Prevalent in First-Episode Major Depressive Disorder

Anxiety is a common comorbidity among drug-naive individuals with first-episode major depressive disorder, according to cross-sectional study data published in the Journal of Affective Disorders. Patients were recruited from the psychiatric department of a general hospital in Taiyuan, China. Drug-naive individuals receiving outpatient care and reporting first-episode major depressive disorder were eligible for inclusion. Demographic and clinical […]