News tagged with atypical antipsychotics
In older adults, antipsychotic drugs are commonly prescribed off-label for a number of disorders outside of their Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved indications – schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. The largest ...
Medications Nov 27, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 1 |
(Medical Xpress)—The use of antidepressants doubled in Australia between 2000 and 2011 and they now account for two out of every three psychotropic medications prescribed, a new study by the University of Sydney reveals.
Psychology & Psychiatry Nov 16, 2012 | 4 / 5 (1) | 0
(Medical Xpress) -- Researchers at Mount Sinai School of Medicine may have discovered why certain drugs to treat schizophrenia are ineffective in some patients. Published online in Nature Neuroscience, the research will p ...
Neuroscience Aug 13, 2012 | 3.7 / 5 (3) | 1 |
Scientists have discovered two genetic variants associated with the substantial, rapid weight gain occurring in nearly half the patients treated with antipsychotic medications, according to two studies involving the Centre ...
Genetics Jul 17, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
Nursing home residents over the age of 65 who take certain antipsychotic medication for dementia are at an increased risk of death, suggests a research paper published today in the British Medical Journal.
Medications Feb 23, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
Medical evidence suggests that psychiatric drugs known as atypical antipsychotics are effective in reducing symptoms for some off-label conditions, but not others, according to a new RAND Corporation study.
Psychology & Psychiatry Sep 27, 2011 | 4 / 5 (1) | 0
Day after day, Hazel Eng sat on her couch, a blank stare on her face. The powerful antipsychotics she was taking often cloaked her in sedation. And when they didn't, the 89-year-old lashed out at her nursing home's aides ...
Medications Sep 14, 2011 | not rated yet | 0