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Mysterious Pain in Older Veteran

Some may have written the patient off as an "addict," but this case reaffirms the value of studying medicine before all else.

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New drugs for Alzheimer disease

These two new drugs for Alzheimer disease, presented at AAN 2015, are too good not to review. Here, a 6-slide summary of aducanumab and encenicline studies.

Still Alice

This film is a must-see for psychiatrists, not because it adds new information about the course of Alzheimer disease or its impact on families, but because it forces us to rethink issues that can affect our clinical practice.

Therapeutic lying, a concept that is currently seeping into the medical literature, is the practice of deliberately deceiving patients for reasons considered in their best interest.

Here’s a look at what’s new and interesting on the Web for health care professionals.

Dementia, Agitation, and Aggression: The Role of Electroconvulsive Therapy

What role might electroconvulsive therapy play for short-term treatment of agitation and aggression in patients with dementia?

Could Alzheimer Disease be Type 3 Diabetes

Evidence is mounting that links insulin deficiency and insulin resistance to mediation of Alzheimer disease-type neurodegeneration. Get the highlights in these 9 slides.

The 1-leg standing test is an easy way to determine if a patient has early signs of being at risk for a stroke and cognitive impairment and whether additional evaluation is needed,

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