Psychiatric News (9/28) reports, “Methylphenidate may be able to help reduce symptoms of apathy in people with Alzheimer’s disease,” investigators concluded in a randomized study that recruited 200 “individuals with possible or probable Alzheimer’s disease (AD), mild to moderate cognitive impairment, and frequent and/or severe apathy from clinical centers specializing in dementia care.” Participants were randomized either to a “methylphenidate or placebo group.” The findings were published online Sept. 27 in JAMA Neurology.(SOURCE: APA Headlines)