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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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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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