Navigation Links
Risks and benefits of antipsychotics in children and adolescents
Date:9/1/2008

This release is available in Spanish.

Background

Many of the psychiatric disorders observed in adults have their onset in childhood or adolescence. In fact some studies show that at least 20% of children and adolescents will fulfil a diagnostic criterion for a mental disorder before reaching adulthood. The presence of a major mental illness is certainly no less serious in children than in adults in fact, childhood onset of several psychiatric disorders predicts a worse illness course. Early manifestations of mental disorders may substantially impact the childs academic performance and achievement as well as his/her ability to develop age-appropriate social skills. Thus, appropriate identification and treatment of signs and symptoms of psychiatric illnesses during childhood and adolescence is critical for minimizing continued or additional psychiatric problems that put these children at risk later in life.

For many years old antipsychotics have been used for the treatment of conditions such as severe conduct disorders, Tourette syndrome, bipolar disorder and schizophrenia in children and adolescents. Treatment advances, particularly with the introduction of new-generation antipsychotic medications, have created a lot of expectations in the search for long-term, clinically effective treatments for this young population. The prescription of new-generation antipsychotics has become a widely accepted practice in the treatment of children and adolescents with psychotic disorders (Armenteros & David, 2006) and many other psychiatric conditions (Findling et al., 2005; Olfson et al., 2006). In fact, prescribing of new-generation antipsychotics has increased dramatically in recent years in the paediatric population (160% in the USA between 1990 and 2000) (Patel et al., 2005).

Few well-controlled studies have assessed the efficacy, safe
'/>"/>

Contact: Sonja Mak
s.mak@update.europe.at
43-140-557-340
European College of Neuropsychopharmacology
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3 4 5

Related biology news :

1. NAS report offers new tools to assess health risks from chemicals
2. Less Arctic ice means higher risks, experts warn
3. Energy drinks may pose risks for people with high blood pressure, heart disease
4. Fresh-cut produce washing practices can minimize food-borne illness risks
5. Turtle studies suggest health risks from environmental contaminants
6. Too much or too little weight gain poses risks to pregnant mothers, babies
7. Baker Institute study, conference weigh risks for global energy markets
8. Tufts University biologists link Huntingtons disease to health benefits in young
9. The benefits of 80 million years without sex
10. New data shows benefits of MitraClip for patients with mitral regurgitation
11. RAND paper finds diesel, hybrid vehicles can provide more societal benefits than gas-powered autos
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:8/21/2014)... A team of researchers at Louisiana Tech ... using affordable, consumer-grade 3D printers and materials ... contain antibacterial and chemotherapeutic compounds for targeted ... doctoral students and research faculty from Louisiana ... collaborated to create filament extruders that can ...
(Date:8/21/2014)... from North Carolina State University have developed a novel ... model has applications for creating new materials as well ... "Our new technique allows us to model much larger ... much more quickly," says Nan Li, lead author of ... in NC State,s Department of Materials Science and Engineering. ...
(Date:8/20/2014)... Fox, a John and Rebecca Moores Professor of Biology and ... fellow in the International Society for the Study of the ... four members two from the U.S., one from France ... Fellows are elected every three years, and 36 have been ... than 20 countries, the ISSOL includes researchers from disciplines as ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Louisiana Tech University researchers use 3D printers to create custom medical implants 2Louisiana Tech University researchers use 3D printers to create custom medical implants 3Researchers develop models to study polyelectrolytes, including DNA and RNA 2UH professor named fellow by International Astrobiology Society 2
... Researchers have discovered a cellular pathway that promotes ... inflammatory bowel disease, and multiple sclerosis. Understanding the ... tailored treatments of inflammatory and autoimmune diseases. ... of an active collaboration between Xiaoxia Li, Ph.D., ...
... of introduced, non-native species, not only serve as ecological ... economic activities on ecological processes. Two recent books have ... economics with invasion science and also the variety of ... by Mark Williamson from the University of York, England, ...
... Lepper, at Carnegie,s Department of Embryology, is one of ... This is the first year of the awards. Lepper ... five years to carry out his creative research program ... launch exceptional young scientists into independent positions directly out ...
Cached Biology News:Carnegie's Christoph Lepper receives prestigious Early Independence Award 2
(Date:8/21/2014)... , Aug. 21, 2014  Decision Resources Group ... Brazil and Mexico ... of several newly approved agents, the anticipated label ... and the launch of emerging biologics will substantially ... particular, the emerging IL-5 inhibitors will introduce a ...
(Date:8/21/2014)... , Aug. 21, 2014 ... Immune Pharmaceuticals Inc., a biotechnology company, on its ... Immune previously traded on OTCQX®, the best marketplace ... OTC Markets Group. Logo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110118/MM31963LOGO ... on the successful execution of its growth strategy ...
(Date:8/21/2014)... VIEW, Calif. , Aug. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ ... properties and behaviors based on external stimuli such ... poised to have a disruptive effect in multiple ... revolutionize the business landscape by printing objects ranging ... aerospace and automotive sectors. Logo - ...
(Date:8/21/2014)... 21, 2014 Ontotext S4 , ... Ontotext . Now the same enterprise hardened ... structured and unstructured data is available to start-ups and ... enterprise technology. Organizations that do not have resources to ... can use S4 since there is no need for ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Asthma Agents Currently Face a Suboptimal Coverage Environment in Brazil and Mexico, and as the Treatment Armamentarium Expands, Competitiveness Will Further Intensify 2Asthma Agents Currently Face a Suboptimal Coverage Environment in Brazil and Mexico, and as the Treatment Armamentarium Expands, Competitiveness Will Further Intensify 3OTC Markets Group Congratulates Immune Pharmaceuticals on NASDAQ Listing 2Frost & Sullivan: 4-D Printing to Usher in Age of Low-Labor, Fast-Paced Product Manufacturing 2Frost & Sullivan: 4-D Printing to Usher in Age of Low-Labor, Fast-Paced Product Manufacturing 3Frost & Sullivan: 4-D Printing to Usher in Age of Low-Labor, Fast-Paced Product Manufacturing 4Ontotext Releases Text Mining & Semantic Technology Running in the Cloud – Welcome to “S4? 2Ontotext Releases Text Mining & Semantic Technology Running in the Cloud – Welcome to “S4? 3Ontotext Releases Text Mining & Semantic Technology Running in the Cloud – Welcome to “S4? 4
... 2 Diabetic Volunteers, JERUSALEM, September 9 ... developer,of oral delivery systems, announced today the signing ... ( http://www.etiklinical.com ), a clinical,research organization (CRO) located ... its oral insulin capsules., The study is ...
... Professor Harry Dorn has developed a new area of fullerene ... semiconductors and quantum computing applications. , Dorn plays with ... are tinker toys. First, in 1999, he figured out how ... do it reliably, how to change the number of atoms ...
... Award presented at Coalition,s Annual Meeting, FREMONT, Calif., ... molecular diagnostics company, announced today that a,team of scientists ... "Best Research Award" at the Annual General Meeting of ... University and Dr. Eric T.,Fung, Chief Scientific Officer at ...
Cached Biology Technology:Oramed Pharmaceuticals Partners With ETI Karle Clinical to Conduct Phase 2B Trials on Its Oral Insulin Capsule, ORMD 0801 2Oramed Pharmaceuticals Partners With ETI Karle Clinical to Conduct Phase 2B Trials on Its Oral Insulin Capsule, ORMD 0801 3Carbon molecule with a charge could be tomorrow's semiconductor 2Vermillion and Stanford Scientists Receive 'Best Research Award' From the PAD Coalition 2Vermillion and Stanford Scientists Receive 'Best Research Award' From the PAD Coalition 3
Request Info...
... cytopathic effect inhibition assays, also known as CPE ... culture supernatents; serum from PK studies and delivery ... defined as the quantity of interferon required per ... infection by 50%. All standards used ...
... bioassays for interferons are cytopathic effect inhibition assays, ... Sample types include; tissue culture supernatents; serum from ... assays, one unit is defined as the quantity ... cytopathic effect of viral infection by 50%. ...
HyPro 20 system for slide hybridization. 20 slide capacity. Active vibration system, slide rack and humidity chamber. Ideal for microarray and in situ hybridization....
Biology Products: