Salivary markers for alcohol dependence identified
As reported in Alcohol & Alcoholism, salivary levels of α-fucosidase, β-glucuronidase, and α-mannosidase are elevated (7-18-fold) in patients with alcohol dependence compared to healthy controls.
Asenapine effective in treating agitation
As reported in Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica, treatment of agitation with sublingual asenapine (10 mg) was shown to be effective. Improvement in the PANSS-EC was comparable to the effect of intramuscular anti-psychotics.
Obesity and hypertension associated with impaired cognition in BPD
As reported in Bipolar Diseases, obesity and treated hypertension are associated with decreased global cognitive ability in patients with bipolar disease (n=341), but not schizophrenia (n=417).