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, i...
Research In A New Direction To Develop Innovative Psychotropic Drugs
The American College of Neuropsychopharmacology held its annual meeting at Nashville on 4 th December. At the meeting ,leading brain and behavior researchers called for// the need to move in a new direction to develop innovative psychotropic
drugs to treat mental illness.
The panel consisted ...
Antidepressant Use in U.S. Has Almost Doubled
... Study also finds increases in use of other psychotropic
MONDAY, Aug. 3 (HealthDay News) -- Antidepressant u...led between 1996 and 2005, along with a concurrent rise in the use of other psychotropic
medications, a new report shows.
The increase seemed to span virtually a...
National Report Ranks Oklahoma as a Top State for Mental Health Services
...ber of patients who were on two or more antipsychotics for 45 or more days; and
52 percent decrease in the number of multiple prescribers of any psychotropic
for 45 or more days.
The same analysis showed that, between August 2004 and December 2007, Oklahoma may have avoided $12.3 million in be...
Kids With Eye Condition at Risk for Poor Mental Health
...ntal health disorders were diagnosed in 33 percent of the boys and 28 percent of the girls.
"Males with intermittent exotropia had a greater use of psychotropic
medication, psychiatric emergency department visits, psychiatric hospital admissions, suicide attempts and suicidal ideation than controls, and female...
Sedatives Increase Suicide Risk Among Elderly
...and physical disability.
"Persons with these problems might be more likely to seek health care and perhaps more likely to receive prescriptions for psychotropic
drugs. However, given the extremely high prescription rates for these drugs, a careful evaluation of the suicide risk should always precede prescribin...
U.S. Mental Health Spending Rises, But Many Still Left Out
...d even suicide.
Another study found that the number of seniors receiving psychotropic
drugs to treat Alzheimer's and other mental health disorders doubled betwee...e drugs increased by 73 percent and 50 percent, respectively.
The use of psychotropic
drugs has increased, because primary-care doctors have become more familiar...
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia Is Skimping on Mental Health Care, Says Georgia Psychological Association
...Psychological Association past-president, Dr. Joni Prince. "And taking a pill alone is not usually the most effective way of improving mental health; psychotropic
drugs work better when used in conjunction with psychotherapy," she continued.
But clinical psychologists feel pressured to defend themselves i...
Understanding mental illness through gene-environment interactions
...econd, some epigenetic changes in the brain are likely to be extremely long-lived, and thereby represent potential mechanisms by which life events, or psychotropic
drugs or even psychotherapy, can produce stable, long-lasting changes in behavior. Third, epigenetics can be viewed as a third general type of mechan...
The REACH Institute: Best Practice Guidelines Address Mental Health Needs of Youth in Care
...dressing such key issues as family and youth empowerment, and proper use of psychotropic
medications, the guidelines are a major addition to what was previously ava... organizations.
The guidelines emphasize the need to carefully monitor psychotropic
medication use patterns in the foster care system. Studies show that rates...
Psychotropic in Medical Technology
Genomas Clinical Study Finds Increased Prevalence of Drug Metabolism Deficiencies in Patients With Serious Psychotropic Side Effects
Data Support Case for DNA-Guided Medicine in Psychiatry
HARTFORD, Conn., Dec. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Results from a clinical study published in the current issue of the Future Medicine Group (London) journal Personalized Medicine (Vol. 5, No. 6, pp. 579-587, 2008) are helping to point the ...
FDA Advisory Committee Votes in Favor of SAPHRIS(R) (asenapine) for Acute Bipolar I Disorder and Acute Schizophrenia
...d with bipolar I disorder in adults and in favor of use in acute treatment of schizophrenia in adults. If approved by FDA, SAPHRIS would be the first psychotropic
drug to be approved initially for both of these indications.
"We are very pleased with the outcome of today's advisory committee meeting and a...
Study Demonstrating Lurasidone Is Effective in Patients With Schizophrenia Published in The Journal of Clinical Psychiatry
Lurasidone is a novel compound synthesized and developed by Dainippon Sumitomo Pharma Co., Ltd. (DSP), as a potential psychotropic
agent for the treatment of schizophrenia. Lurasidone has a unique chemical structure that differs from conventional and atypical antipsychotic agents...
Study Demonstrates Lexapro(R) Significantly Improves Depression Symptoms in Adolescents
SSRIs, caution is indicated in the coadministration of tricyclic
antidepressants (TCAs) with Lexapro. SSRIs and SNRIs (including Lexapro)
and other psychotropic
drugs that interfere with serotonin reuptake may
increase the risk of bleeding events. Concomitant use of aspirin, NSAIDs,
warfarin and other anticoag...
Forest Laboratories, Inc. Announces Positive Results of LEXAPRO(R) Phase III Study in Adolescents With Major Depression
...scitalopram oxalate. As with other SSRIs, caution is indicated in the
coadministration of tricyclic antidepressants (TCAs) with LEXAPRO. As with
drugs that interfere with serotonin reuptake, patients
should be cautioned regarding the risk of bleeding associated with the
concomitant use of LEXAP...
Fabre Kramer Pharmaceuticals Receives Decision From FDA on Gepirone ER for Major Depressive Disorder
...t Fabre-Kramer Pharmaceuticals Fabre-Kramer Pharmaceuticals, headquartered in Houston, Texas, is
engaged in acquiring, developing and commercializing psychotropic
that have significant market potential. In addition to gepirone ER,
Fabre-Kramer has 10 other compounds in various stages of development for
INVEGA(TM) Significantly Reduced Symptoms of Schizophrenia Compared to SEROQUEL(R) in Acutely Ill, Hospitalized Patients
endpoint) followed by a four-week additive therapy phase (secondary
endpoint). During the four-week phase, patients could be prescribed
therapy as clinically indicated to manage
psychiatric symptoms. Recent trials in hospitalized patients have suggested the need for
higher doses in th...
Psychotropic in Biological News
Brain networks strengthened by closing ion channels
...s closed, thus improving working memory and reducing distractibility," she said. "This is the first 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 ...
New insights into autoimmunity and depression
...d into treatment groups. Some mice were treated with fluoxetine, the antidepressant marketed as Prozac, and some mice were treated with haloperidol, a psychotropic
drug used to treat anxiety, addiction, and depression. To determine the effectiveness of each therapy, mice were subjected to repeating the forced swi...
Psychotropic drug prescriptions for teens surge 250 percent over 7 year period
drug prescriptions for teenagers skyrocketed 250 p...ofessionals which resulted in a prescription for a psychotropic
drug occurred despite the fact that few psychotropic
drugs, typically prescribed for ADHD, depression a...
Psychotropic in Biological Technology
SAPHRIS(R) (asenapine) Meets Primary Endpoint in Long-Term Extension Study in Patients With Predominant, Persistent Negative Symptoms of Schizophrenia
Schering-Plough acquired SAPHRIS in November 2007 through its acquisition of Organon BioSciences, which developed the psychotropic
agent. In the United States, a New Drug Application (NDA) for SAPHRIS sublingual tablets is currently under review by the U.S. Food and Drug Administ...
Genomas and Institute of Living Among Organizers of Pharmacogenetics Symposium at 2009 Annual Meeting of the American Psychiatric Association
... Field Moving Toward Genotype-Guided psychotropic
SAN FRANCISCO, May 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Gualberto Ruano, M.D., Ph.D., President of Genomas, and Director of Genetics Research at Hartford H...
Pharmos Announces Agreement to Sell Certain CB2 Selective Agonists
...hese CB2-selective cannabinoids are synthetic compounds which belong to the class of nonclassical cannabinoids and thus display fewer of the undesired psychotropic
and cardiovascular side-effects seen with some natural cannabinoids.
Pharmos had developed these compounds in preclinical testing for neuropathic...
AssureRx Closes Round of Funding to Commercialize Pharmacogenetic Test
...a report for doctors within 48
hours of receiving a sample from a patient.
"Until now, doctors have had to determine the safety and effectiveness
drug selection and dosing for an individual patient through
trial and error," said David Mrazek, M.D., Chair, Mayo Clinic Department of
Study Suggests Risperidone Long-Acting Injection Combined with Standard Treatment Helped Delay Time to Relapse in Patients with Bipolar Disorder
... the Clinical Global Impression -- bipolar severity (CGI-BP-S) score
remained less than or equal to 3 and the subject's medications and doses of
medications remained unchanged.
(b) RMB = a fully independent, blinded, international board of 3
psychiatrists considered experts in the treatment o...
Midwest large cap life science group strengthening in the third quarter
...ck by an FDA turndown of its new prostate cancer drug while Lilly was affected in part by the new FDA action to put a black box warning on a number of psychotropic
drugs due to their potential for leading to teenage suicide. A Lilly drug was in this category.
Next week, we will take a look at the results from ...
Rapid SNP Genotyping of the Pharmacogenomically Important Allele CYP2D6*4 Using Real-Time qPCR on the DNA Engine Opticon 2 System
class of enzymes, is involved in the metabolism of clinically important
drugs including cardiovascular agents and psychotropic
drugs. 1 The human
CYP2D6 gene contains numerous Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms (SNPs) that
alter enzyme activity, with effect...
Psychotropic in Biological Definition
...961 , see http://www.incb.org/e/conv/1961/index.htm
UN Convention on psychotropic
Substances from 1971 , see http://www.incb.org/e/conv/1971/index.htm
UN Convention Against Illicit Traffic in Narcotic Drugs and psychotropic
Substances from 1988 , see http://www.incb.org/e/conv/1988/index.htm