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New Penn Medicine research, led by Daniel Weintraub, MD, shows that neuropsychiatric symptoms such as depression, anxiety and fatigue are more common in newly diagnosed Parkinson’s disease (PD) patients compared to the general population.
Antidepressant therapy alone appears to correlate with a risk of mania in bipolar patients, while no risk of mania was seen in patients on antidepressants along with mood stabilizers, according to new research, led by Michael Thase, MD, professor of Psychiatry.
Medical Student Edward Larkin and assistant professor of Psychiatry Irene Hurford, MD, share the story of a recent patient struggling with schizophrenia, in a New York Times op-ed.