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Parkinsons Disease Diagnosis Years in Advance? Retinal Thinning via Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT)

Recent research provides evidence that Parkinson’s disease (PD) is associated with thinning of specific retinal layers that can be detected years before diagnosis. Key facts: Individuals with Parkinson’s disease (PD) had thinner retinal ganglion cell and inner plexiform layers compared to controls. Thinning of the inner nuclear layer, which contains dopamine cells, was also seen …

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Antidepressants (SSRIs) & Permanent Sexual Dysfunction (PSSD): A Risk to Consider

Treatment with commonly prescribed antidepressants may cause a small proportion of patients to develop persistent sexual side effects that continue even after stopping the medication. This condition is known as post-SSRI sexual dysfunction (PSSD). Key Facts: The study found 0.46% of patients developed erectile dysfunction that continued after stopping antidepressants. This suggests the risk of …

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Metformin Prevents Antipsychotic-Induced Weight Gain: A Saudi Study Finds

Research suggests that metformin may reduce weight gain associated with antipsychotic medications. Key facts: Antipsychotics are linked to weight gain, especially clozapine and olanzapine. Metformin may counteract antipsychotic-induced weight gain through effects on insulin resistance and appetite. Study found metformin reduced mean weight gain on antipsychotics from 2.5 kg to -0.04 kg. Younger patients ages …

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