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Reduction in Antidepressant Leads to Suicidal Risks

...tinuations of therapy with antidepressant or other psychotropic drugs, which suggests that the primary effect of the warnings was to alter the decision to treat a newly presenting patient, the authors write. Previous studies have shown that the use of antidepressants among TennCare patients is similar to that o...

Americans Bloated On Happy Pills

...y claims that the use of antidepressants and other psychotropic drugs (those that affect brain chemistry) has skyrocketed over the last decade. Adult use of antidepressants almost tripled between the periods 1988-1994 and 1999-2000, while between 1995 and 2002, the most recent year for which statistics are availa...

Actor Travolta Blames Psychotropic Drugs for US School Shootings

Actor John Travolta has blamed psychotropic drugs for the Virginia Tech and Columbine school shootings. The actor insisted that if one carefully looks at the whole story , it has not so much to do with gun control but drugs. "I still think that if you analyze most of the school shootings, it...

A New Survey -Anxiety Students Dont Seek Help

...nd the same percentage said they took some type of psychotropic drug. "We can't assume that reducing financial barriers is enough," Eisenberg said. The study found that one of the biggest predictors of whether a student sought help was socioeconomic background---students who reported growing up in poor families...

Bipolar Spectrum Disorder may Be Under-recognized for Spectrum Disorder: Study

... e.g., they were taking an antidepressant or other psychotropic medication in the absence of a mood stabilizing medication such as lithium, valproate, or carbamazepine. Only about 40 percent were receiving appropriate medication, considered a mood stabilizer, anticonvulsant or antipsychotic medication. "Such a...

New Light on Working of Brain Networks

...time we have observed the mechanism of action of a psychotropic medication in such depth, at the level of ion channels.” Arnsten said the excessive opening of HCN channels might underlie many lapses in higher cognitive function. Stress, for example, appears to flood PFC neurons with cAMP, which opens HCN channe...

Brain Networks Strengthened by Closing Ion Channels

...time we have observed the mechanism of action of a psychotropic medication in such depth, at the level of ion channels.” Arnsten said the excessive opening of HCN channels might underlie many lapses in higher cognitive function. Stress, for example, appears to flood PFC neurons with cAMP, which opens HCN channe...

No Evidence to Support Many Off-label Uses of Atypical Antipsychotics

...d to augment therapy with antidepressants or other psychotropic medications. Overall, however, researchers found...lanzapine, when used with antidepressants or other psychotropic medications, improved sleep quality, anxiety, and other symptoms. Studies were inconclusive when mea...

Downsizing Affects All Workers

...izing may be at increased risk of being prescribed psychotropic drugs,' said lead author Mika Kivimaki, from the D...udied. Kivimaki's team observed data on the use of psychotropic drugs, including antidepressants, anti-anxiety drugs, and sleeping pills in those workers. 4,800 a...

Redundancies Boost Mental Health Problems for Those Who Keep Their Jobs

...al registers. The prescriptions were confined to psychotropic drugs, including antidepressants, anti-anxiety dru...eir jobs were most at risk of a prescription for a psychotropic drug. They were 64% more likely to be given such a prescription than those working in organisations ...

Research In A New Direction To Develop Innovative Psychotropic Drugs

...d to move in a new direction to develop innovative psychotropic drugs to treat mental illness. The panel consist...disorders. The group, reviewing over a decade of psychotropic drug-development research from industry, government and academia, identified several factors that ha...

Breast Cancer Patients Suffer From Psychological Problems

...f of the women with depression were already taking psychotropic medication but continued to have significant symptoms, suggesting that even when identified as being depressed they may be under-treated. "This study has at least two important implications," Hegel said. "First, we need to do a better job of gettin...

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Helps Children with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

...larly in view of the controversy about prescribing psychotropic medications to children and teens," said O'Kearney, director of clinical training for psychology at the Australian National University, in Canberra. This review appears in the October 18 issue of The Cochrane Library, a publication of The Cochrane ...

Chemistry Over The Counter: Is It Just What The Doctor Ordered?

...the counter. The Heady Mix India manufactures psychotropic drugs for medicinal purposes, and many of these drugs are easily available without an authentic prescription. The IT Boom has thrown asunder many healthy lifestyles in its wake of immense competition and high stress. Nowadays, young professionals, ex...

Mental Health Providers Can Be Successfully Located With Pediatricians

...ians indicated increased confidence in prescribing psychotropic medications due to exposure to the mental health group as well as increased skills in caring for children who had been hospitalized for mental health disorders.” While some practices have had mental health professionals working directly with them f...

Use of Anti-Depressant Does not Help Patients with Anorexia Nervosa

...y of novel psychological treatments and innovative psychotropic and nonpsychotropic medications is obviously needed."...

Mental Hospitals Offer More Problems than Solutions

...to visible signs of irreversible side effects from psychotropic medications has been found at the San Bernardino's...e effect of long-term use of haloperidol and other psychotropic drugs. Symptoms can include grimacing, tongue protrusion, rapid blinking, and movements of arms and ...

Drug Combinations Could Be Dangerous

...says. Black tea inhibits the absorption of certain psychotropic drugs. 'To allay their fears, patients should look carefully at the insert that comes with the drug that explains how the medicine should be taken.' It is important that the doctors and pharmacists know all the interactions and side effects. Pati...

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