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Articles  |  October 1, 2014
Risk of Switch to Mania in Bipolar Patients Taking Antidepressants

The risk of a manic switch was increased in depressed patients with bipolar disorder who were on antidepressant monotherapy but not in depressed bipolar patients who were treated with an antidepressant and concurrent mood stabilizer.

Articles  |  October 1, 2014
Aberrant Face and Gaze Habituation in Fragile X Syndrome

Eye-gaze avoidance in fragile X syndrome may be a result of impaired neural system habituation and sensitization to faces with averted eyes, effects that are distributed across multiple cortical regions and levels of processing.

Articles  |  October 1, 2014
Methylene Blue for Fear Extinction in Adults With Claustrophobia

Administering methylene blue, a memory-enhancing agent, after successful exposure therapy promoted the retention of fear extinction in claustrophobic patients, but clinicians should carefully consider what level of fear reduction was achieved in session to avoid harmful effects.

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