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Inbrija

The US Food and Drug Administration has approved levodopa inhalation powder (Inbrija, Acorda Therapeutics) for intermittent treatment of “off” episodes in... Read more »

Caregiver Roommates Offer Housing Alternative For Adults with Disabilities

In a growing trend toward inclusion, young adults with disabilities now have more opportunities than ever to live with typically-developing peers... Read more »

3-D Printing

If you haven’t heard, 3-D printers have quickly become one of the hottest technologies on the market. These printers can be... Read more »

Zonisamide Shows Promise in Curbing Parkinson’s Symptoms

People with Parkinson’s disease who received zonisamide, in addition to levodopa and other anti-Parkinson’s medications had significantly reduced odds of developing... Read more »

Bipolar Disorder and Heightened Risk for Parkinson Disease

Parkinson disease has a complicated relationship with psychiatric disorders. Some medications used to treat this disease can lead to psychosis or... Read more »

Cholesterol Medicine May Help Children with Fragile X Syndrome

Researchers from the University of Edinburgh report that lovastatin (Mevacor, Altocor, etc.) corrected learning and memory problems in rats with a... Read more »

Cognitive Decline Over Time in Schizophrenia and Other Psychoses

Decline in several cognitive domains continues for a decade after disease onset and is not attributable to medication effects.  Patients with... Read more »

New Drug Warning: Anticonvulsant Shows Promise in Major Depression

The anticonvulsant ezogabine (also known as retigabine) significantly reduced depressive symptoms, anhedonia, and increased resilience to stress in a small open-label study... Read more »

Waiting Lists For Medicaid Up, Competitive Employment Down

Wide geographical disparities exist when it comes to opportunities for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities to live and work in... Read more »

App Identifies Diabetes Through Heart Rate

A smartphone application that tracks a person’s heart rate may be able to detect diabetes using a photoplethysmography signal, which is... Read more »