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editorCompared to when the ANZACs landed at Gallipoli 100 years ago this month, there is now a greater understanding of post-traumatic stress disorder. Duncan Wallace and John Cooper update us on how to manage this condition.

Patients with post-traumatic stress disorder may also have problems related to alcohol abuse. Philip Crowley explains how drug treatment can help the management of alcohol dependence.

Heavy drinking can interfere with anticoagulant treatment. Philip Tideman, Rosy Tirimacco, Andrew St John and Gregory Roberts include alcohol consumption as one of the factors to consider when optimising warfarin therapy.

Patients drinking heavily may develop abdominal symptoms. Richard Mendelson provides advice on how to use imaging to investigate abdominal pain.

While there have been improvements in imaging techniques, the drug treatment of dementia has not advanced. Louise Waite discusses the direction of research in Alzheimer’s disease. When this research is complete, it will be important to have access to the trial data, as Libby Roughead points out that greater scrutiny will help to ensure that new drugs are safe and effective.

Volume 38 Number 2 April 2015

Editorial
Data informs debate E Roughead
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Articles
Long-term drug treatment of patients with alcohol dependence P Crowley
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How to manage warfarin therapy PA Tideman, R Tirimacco, A St John, GW Roberts
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Update on the management of post‑traumatic stress disorder D Wallace, J Cooper
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Treatment for Alzheimer’s disease: has anything changed? LM Waite
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Diagnostic tests
Imaging for chronic abdominal pain in adults R Mendelson
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Letters to the editor
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Features
Book review
The Renal Drug Handbook
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Book review
Martindale: The Complete Drug Reference
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New drugs
Empagliflozin for type 2 diabetes
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Perampanel for epilepsy
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Simeprevir for hepatitis C
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Umeclidinium bromide for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
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