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Clinical and Research News
 DOI: 10.1176/appi.pn.2014.onlineonly
Online Only Articles
Psychiatric News
Volume 49 Number 3 page 1
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There is reason to think that opioid dependence is at least 60 percent inherited. Now a genomewide association study appears to have led to the identification of major genes contributing to this risk.

If BDNF is a factor that helps blocks development of Alzheimer’s and other dementias, then boosting BDNF levels might someday be a way to treat or prevent them.

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FDA Rejects New Antipsychotic Pending More Data
FDA Bans Products From Indian Drugmaker
OxyContin Maker Submits Abuse-Resistant Pill
Prenatal Exposure To Antidepressants Doesn’t Raise Autism Risk

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FDA Rejects New Antipsychotic Pending More Data
FDA Bans Products From Indian Drugmaker
OxyContin Maker Submits Abuse-Resistant Pill
Prenatal Exposure To Antidepressants Doesn’t Raise Autism Risk

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Timothy Wilens, M.D. discussed his research and his theory on treating adolescents with comorbid ADHD and SUD with Psychiatric News.

A recent study searches for the explanation for the low use of clozapine—the only approved drug for treatment-resistant schizophrenia.

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A psychiatrist and medical college dean receives honors for his long career in schizophrenia and public mental health research and efforts to revitalize psychiatric services at a medical school.

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An impetus for the program was the December 2012 shooting at an elementary school in Newtown, Conn.

A recent study searches for the explanation for the low use of clozapine—the only approved drug for treatment-resistant schizophrenia.

The orbitofrontal cortex plays a major role in emotionally charged remembering. And since patients with frontotemporal dementia are not good at such remembering, their disease may have damaged their orbitofrontal cortex.

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The Institute of Medicine’s 2013 Rhoda and Bernard Sarnat International Prize in Mental Health has been awarded to William Carpenter, M.D. , and Vincenzo De Luca, M.D., is the winner of the 2013 Alexander Gralnick Award. The Gralnick Award is sponsored by the American Psychiatric Foundation

Removal of entire mountaintops to extract the coal beneath impacts more than the environment. It also appears to raise the risk of mental health problems, particularly depression.

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