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The Anxiolytic and Antidepressant Effects of Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation in Patients with Anxious Depression
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Psychiatry January 18th 2023
Nightmares Silenced with a Single Piano Chord
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Internal Medicine December 6th 2022
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Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction vs. Escitalopram for the Treatment of Adults with Anxiety Disorders
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Neurology November 14th 2022
Pine Bark Extract May Improve Pediatric ADHD Symptoms with Fewer Adverse Effects
Eighty-eight children ages 6 through 12 were randomized to daily pine bark extract, methylphenidate, or placebo for 10 weeks. Total ADHD-Rating Scales scores decreased 29% with pine bark extract, 45% with methylphenidate, and 5% with placebo. Hyperactivity/impulsivity decreased 34% with pine bark extract and 36% with methylphenidate and increased 1% with placebo. Inattention decreased 25% with pine bark extract, 52% with methylphenidate, 9% with placebo. Adverse events were reported 5 times more frequently with methylphenidate than with pine bark.
Neurology November 14th 2022
Is NAD Therapy All It’s Cracked Up to Be? Here’s the Evidence
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All Specialties October 26th 2022