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Most of the adverse effects of lithium are manageable—and a little knowledge goes a long way.

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The articles in this 2-part Special Report spotlight the issue of poor adherence, particularly medication adherence, and take on some of the multiple areas where interventions may be possible.

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This article explores how motivational pharmacotherapy and motivational enhancement therapy can galvanize depressed patients to get well.

Ryan M. Bottary

While patients with restless legs syndrome may be successfully treated with a number of medications, comorbid psychiatric conditions present a unique challenge because many commonly prescribed psychiatric medications may worsen RLS symptoms.

Here: a plethora of treatment options, including mood-lifting stabilizers, non-antidepressants, psychotherapy, and lifestyle interventions.

Which of these agents best prevents relapse? A recent study employed a novel approach to find out.

How widely used is this “gold-standard” antipsychotic?

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