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Evaluation and treatment of older-age bipolar disorder: a narrative review

Authors: Rajesh R Tampi, Pallavi Joshi, Gargi Bhattacharya, Sheila Gupta

This narrative review aims to synthesize information from the literature regarding older-age bipolar disorder in order to provide up-to-date information on this important illness.

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The impact of antidepressants on depressive symptom severity, quality of life, morbidity, and mortality in heart failure: a systematic review

Authors: Rebecca Hedrick MD, Samuel Korouri BA, Emile Tadros BS, Tarneem Darwish MD, Veronica Cortez RN, OD, Desiree Triay RN, Mia Pasini RN, MSN, Linda Olanisa LCSW, Nathalie Herrera MD, Sophia Hanna BA, MA, Asher Kimchi MD, Michele Hamilton MD, Itai Danovitch MD, MBA, Waguih William IsHak MD, FAPA

This article reviews the literature on the impact of antidepressants on depressive symptom severity, quality of life, morbidity, and mortality in patients with heart failure.

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Comparison of modafinil and pitolisant in narcolepsy: a non-inferiority metaanalytical approach

Authors: Philippe Lehert Dr Ir PhD, Cassandra Szoeke MD, GAICD, PhD, FRACP, AMA(M), MBBS

This research assesses the non-inferiority of pitolisant, a new compound for the relief of excessive daytime sleepiness and cataplexy in narcolepsy, compared with modafinil.

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Antidepressant efficacy and side effect burden: an updated guide for clinicians

Authors: Tatum Kutzer DO, Michelle Dick MD, Trevor Scudamore MD, Mark Wiener MD, Thomas Schwartz MD

This article serves to provide clinicians with updated information about novel antidepressant medications, augmentation strategies with atypical antipsychotics, over-the-counter medications, as well as nonpharmaceutical treatments that should be considered when treating each individual patient who remains symptomatic despite treatment efforts.

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Anti-NMDA receptor encephalitis: a case study and illness overview

Authors: Brian Ford MD, Alex McDonald MD, Shilpa Srinivasan MD, DFAPA

This review on anti-N-methyl D-aspartate (NMDA) receptor (anti-NMDAR) encephalitis provides a case presentation and the timeline of symptoms seen over the course of the illness. Key findings in the literature about anti-NMDAR encephalitis are highlighted to facilitate diagnostic consideration and treatment.

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