Psychology & Psychiatry

'Ego-dissolving' psychedelic drugs could assist with mental health

The altered state of consciousness and temporary lack of ego that results from using psychedelic drugs could help some mental health patients recover from their symptoms, according to academics at the University of Adelaide.

Medications

FDA requires Chantix, Zyban to have warning

(AP) -- The Food and Drug Administration will require two smoking-cessation drugs, Chantix and Zyban, to carry the agency's strongest safety warning over side effects including depression and suicidal thoughts.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Hospitalization more likely with mental health meds out of reach

Too often, mental health patients have problems accessing or paying for their prescription drugs under Medicaid. The results -- longer hospital stays and more emergency room visits -- are hard on patients and costly for the ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Study examines effects of stopping psychiatric medication

Despite numerous obstacles and severe withdrawal effects, long-term users of psychiatric drugs can stop taking them if they choose, and mental health care professionals could be more helpful to such individuals, according ...

Medications

FDA weighs approval of psychiatric drugs for kids

(AP) -- Three blockbuster psychiatric drugs currently approved for adults also appear to work in adolescents, though federal health officials have concerns about exposing younger patients to the drugs' side effects.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Cannabinoid 2 receptors regulate impulsive behavior

A new study lead by the Neuroscience Institute of Alicante reveals how manipulating the endocannabinoid system can modulate high levels of impulsivity. This is the main problem in psychiatric illnesses such a schizophrenia, ...

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