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Lurasidone Found to Be Safe, Effective in Patients With Mixed Forms of Major Depression

Once daily treatment with lurasidone for six weeks decreased depressive and manic symptoms in patients with mixed forms of major depression with limited adverse effects, according to a study published Tuesday in AJP in Advance.A growing body of evidence suggests that manic symptoms below the threshold for hypomania (mixed features) are common in individuals with major depressive disorder. Little is known of the best treatment options for this form of depression, but some clinical trials have suggested that standard antidepressants may be ineffective for this condition and associated with potential...

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Published By: Psychiatric News - Thursday, 12 November, 2015

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