Dementia Prevalence in United States Falls Between 2000 to 2012, Report Finds

Psychiatric News Alert The Voice of the American Psychiatric Association and the Psychiatric Community Dementia Prevalence in United States Falls Between 2000 to 2012, Report Finds Between 2000 and 2012, the proportion of U.S. adults 65 and older with dementia decreased significantly, from 11.6% to 8.8%, reported a study published today in JAMA Internal Medicine. […]

Antidepressants May Have Role in Preventing Alzheimer’s Disease, Study Suggests

This is a remarkable report. Obviously, a natural prospective study would be to track the population of millions of people currently taking SSRI antidepressants (or even just citalopram on which the study is based) and see the incidence of Alzheimer’s disease going forward. Here is the citation for the original article:  Sheline et al.Science Translational Medicine Home, 14 May […]

Alzheimer’s experts disagree on theories underlying drug treatments.

APA Headlines August 1, 2008 Alzheimer’s experts disagree on theories underlying drug treatments. The Economist (7/31) reported that experts on Alzheimer’s “disagree fundamentally about what drugs aimed at treating” the disease “should be trying to do.” The dominant “school of thought…argues that the disease wreaks its damage by causing the formation of the plaques” made […]