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High-frequency Brain Stimulation Is Superior for Parkinson’s Patients, Study Suggests

High-frequency Brain Stimulation Is Superior for Parkinson’s Patients, Study Suggests

Repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS), given at high or low frequency, effectively reduces motor symptoms in Parkinson’s disease patients, but the effects of high-frequency rTMS are superior and last longer, a clinical trial shows. Investigators also found that the treatment is more effective in patients with akinetic-rigid Parkinson’s — those with slow movements and rigidity — than in patients with […]

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VA to offer new ketamine-based nasal spray to help combat depression

VA to offer new ketamine-based nasal spray to help combat depression

Editor’s Note: This article by Patricia Kime originally appeared on Military.com, a leading source of news for the military and veteran community. The newest FDA-approved medication to treat severe depression, a nasal spray based on the anesthetic (and misused hallucinogenic party drug) ketamine, will soon be available to veterans treated within the Department of Veterans Affairs. In a […]

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Treatment-Naive Women Commonly Over-prescribed Zolpidem

Treatment-Naive Women Commonly Over-prescribed Zolpidem

The use of higher-than-recommended doses of zolpidem was commonly seen in women not previously treated with the drug, according to results from a study published in the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry. Researchers conducted a retrospective cohort study of 139,525 people who had never been treated with zolpidem and were prescribed the drug from January 1, 2013, […]