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Pharmacotherapy for Patients With Eating Disorders

(PSYCHIATRIC TIMES) - Eating disorders, including anorexia nervosa (AN), bulimia nervosa (BN) and binge-eating disorder (BED), remain one of the most complex and clinically challenging groups of mental disorders in our nomenclature. There are no easy solutions, and the bottom line of this article is that pharmacological agents are not the primary treatment of choice. Although a number of agents have been found in randomized controlled trials to be beneficial, they are by and large insufficient… Continue

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The Role of Cortisol and Depression: Exploring New Opportunities for Treatments

(PSYCHIATRIC TIMES) - Educational Objectives:

After reading this article, you will be familiar with:



* The function of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis and the significance of cortisol in the etiology of depression.

* Consequences of hypercortisolemia.

* The cognitive deficits associated with mood disorders, even during euthymia.

* Evolving strategies to target the dysfunctional HPA axis and treat mood and cognitive symptoms.



Who will benefit… Continue

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