First Generic Abilify Approved
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved the first generic versions of Abilify (aripiprazole).
FDA Warns of Rare but Serious Skin Reactions from Ziprasidone
FDA is warning that the antipsychotic drug ziprasidone (marketed under the brand name, Geodon, and its generics) is associated with a rare but serious skin reaction that can progress to affect other parts of the body.
Better Mental Health, Less Crime
People with mental illnesses are more likely to be victims of crimes than to commit violent crimes. But there remain some outliers among those with psychiatric disorders who do commit violent crimes.
Medicine to Help Mental Health Patients Quit Smoking
A cigarette habit can be hard to kick, especially for people with serious mental illnesses. Luckily, there's a medication that might make the quitting process easier.
Psychotic Disorders and Addiction Linked
Sometimes those with mental disorders can also experience other types of physical or mental illness. One such mental illness they may be at risk for is addiction.
Diabetes Risk in Kids Tied to Antipsychotic Meds
Medications used to treat mental health disorders can have serious side effects. Researchers wanted to know if these medications could lead to weight gain and increased diabetes risk in children and teens like they do in adults.
Less Mood Disorder, More Psychosis
Not every mental health disorder fits easily into a category. Some slide on a scale between two well-defined disorders.
A Family of Mental Health Disorders
Depression, autism and schizophrenia have very different symptoms. But new genetic research suggests that they may share a root cause.
Mixing Mental Health and Substance Use
If you're treating a teen for mental health, it's important to understand the big picture. The big picture includes how much they drink, smoke or use marijuana.
FDA Approves Adasuve for Agitation with Schizophrenia, Bipolar I
Alexza Pharmaceuticals, Inc. announced today that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Adasuve ( loxapine ) Inhalation Powder 10 mg for the acute treatment of agitation associated with schizophrenia or bipolar I disorder in adults.