Antipsychotics with a high binding affinity of alpha-2-adrenergic and M1-muscarinic receptors may increase stroke risk in the elderly — at least in the short term, new research suggests. Medscape Medical News

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Depression during and after pregnancy is common, yet many women go unidentified and untreated. Medscape Medical News

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For the first time, deep brain stimulation has been used to treat patients with severe refractory anorexia, with promising results. Medscape Medical News

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The dietary supplement citicoline may improve memory scores and decrease cognitive deterioration in patients with mild vascular cognitive impairment. Medscape Medical News

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Providing Medicare patients who have schizophrenia and bipolar disorder generic drug gap coverage saves money and improves health outcomes, new research shows. Medscape Medical News

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Low-intensity interventions, such as self-help books and interactive Web sites, may provide a low-cost, first-line treatment option for patients even with severe depression, research suggests. Medscape Medical News

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A nicotine vaccine reduces the amount of nicotine that reaches the brain, subsequent cigarette use and cravings, a new study shows. Medscape Medical News

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In the largest genetic study of psychiatric illness to date, scientists have discovered genetic links between 5 major psychiatric disorders. Medscape Medical News

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Retinal blood vessel changes may serve as biomarkers for amyloid plaque in the brain, which in turn may signal early stages of Alzheimer’s disease, new research shows. Medscape Medical News

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