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Latest Treatments for Frontotemporal Dementia (FTD): High-Dose Oxytocin Emerges as the Standout (2023 Review)

Frontotemporal dementia (FTD) is a challenging and impactful neurodegenerative disease. Recent research offers new insights into its management, particularly regarding the effectiveness of pharmacological treatments. Highlights: High-Dose Oxytocin Shows Promise: High-dose oxytocin (72 international units) has been linked to significant improvements in neuropsychiatric symptoms and daily interactive activities in FTD patients. Piracetam Poses Risks: Contrarily, …

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6 New Autism Medications (2015): Drugs In Clinical Trials

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a severe neurodevelopmental disorder that significantly affects behavior, cognitive function, and social skills.  Those with the disorder often engage in repetitive behaviors, suffer from low intelligence, and have severe difficulty verbalizing their thoughts.  In fact, a subset individuals with autism are incapable of any verbal communication and resort to gesturing …

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Namenda (Memantine) Side Effects & Adverse Reactions

Namenda (Memantine) is a drug that was approved by the FDA in 2003 for the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease.  Research suggests that Namenda has a small effect in reducing symptoms among those diagnosed with moderate or severe cases of Alzheimer’s.  It appears to have no significant effect when administered to individuals diagnosed with milder cases …

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