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Injectable Schizophrenia Tx; Saffron for ADHD

Perseris (risperidone), the once-monthly extended-release injectable schizophrenia treatment, hit the U.S. market today, Indivior announced.

Working weekends was tied to depression in men and women, although working long hours was only tied to depression in women, not men. (Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health)

Treatment with saffron capsules (Crocus sativus L.) showed similar improvements in symptom levels in kids with attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) as did methylphenidate (Ritalin) treatment. (Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology)

In related news, babies of mom’s who smoked while pregnant had a greater chance of developing ADHD. (Pediatrics)

Marvel’s Unstoppable Wasp has bipolar disorder in the comic’s latest issue. (New York Times)

Following overwhelming support by an FDA advisory committee earlier this month, the final approval decision on Janssen’s esketamine nasal spray for depression is expected soon. (Bloomberg)

This week marks National Eating Disorders Awareness Week. (Mashable)

A military agency is working on a machine learning computer program to assess the reliability of social sciences and psychology studies. (Vox)

LGBT youth (ages 12-14 years) made up a quarter of suicide-related deaths, according to a study. (Journal of Adolescent Health)


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