Narcolepsy Drug Nabs Label Expansion; Pandemic Loneliness?

Narcolepsy Drug Nabs Label Expansion; Pandemic Loneliness?

The FDA expanded the indication for pitolisant (Wakix) to include the treatment of cataplexy in adults with narcolepsy, Harmony Biosciences announced.

Hyperemesis gravidarum — or severe morning sickness during pregnancy — was closely tied to depression in mothers. (BMJ Open)

Participating in sports could be a protective factor against attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) symptoms in girls, but not for boys. (Preventive Medicine)

Pandemic-related loneliness in adults hasn’t peaked as much as one would expect. (NPR)

And kids did surprisingly well during quarantines too, owing to more sleep and family time and less social media. (The Atlantic)

Writing in the Lancet Psychiatry, researchers suggested re-conceptualizing “treatment-resistant” depression as “difficult-to-treat” depression instead, writing that most treatments have “only modest or moderate effectiveness.”

Having a secure attachment style can offset a genetic risk for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), according to a genome-wide association study. (Yale Daily News)

New research suggests human brains are hardwired to prioritize high-calorie foods. (Scientific Reports)

Last Updated October 14, 2020

  • Kristen Monaco is a staff writer, focusing on endocrinology, psychiatry, and dermatology news. Based out of the New York City office, she’s worked at the company for nearly five years.

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