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Psychiatry

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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Ketamine as treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder: a review

Authors: Felix Liriano, Candace Hatten MD, Thomas L Schwartz MD

The current literature and theoretical mechanism of action of ketamine as a treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder is discussed in this manuscript.

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Comorbidity in social anxiety disorder: diagnostic and therapeutic challenges

Authors: Ahmet Koyuncu MD, Ezgi İnce MD, Erhan Ertekin MD, Raşit Tükel MD

This article discusses major psychiatric comorbidities that can be encountered over the course of social anxiety disorder as well as comorbidity associated diagnostic and therapeutic challenges.

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Exploring the association of legalisation status of cannabis with problematic cannabis use and impulsivity in the USA

Authors: Louise Destrée BPsych (Hons), Danielle Amiet BPsych (Hons), Adrian Carter PhD, Rico Lee PhD, Valentina Lorenzetti PhD, Rebecca Segrave PhD, George Youssef PhD, Nadia Solowij PhD, Murat Yücel PhD

This study investigated whether the legal status of cannabis in the USA is associated with problematic cannabis use and impulsivity in frequent cannabis users.

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Suvorexant for insomnia in older adults: a perspective review

Authors: Rajesh R Tampi, Geetha Manikkara, Silpa Balachandran, Piyush Taparia, Stephanie Hrisko, Shilpa Srinivasan, Deena J Tampi

This review identifies published randomized control trials that evaluate the efficacy and tolerability of suvorexant for the treatment of insomnia among older adults.

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