Do Antipsychotics Meds Cause Diabetes?
With stability being the top priority for people taking antipsychotics, a number of health and quality of life concerns remain. One is the risk of diabetes.
Early Brain Changes in Mental Health
The daily life of psychosis patients varies greatly from your average"Joe". Looking into the brain begins to shed light on why we are all so different.
Pounds Encourage Prescription
Around the holidays, weight always becomes a topic of health consideration, while doctors seem to consider it year-round.
Medicaid Home Concerns
Across the nation, thoughts about the mental health of children in our foster care system yield worry. So much so that researchers decided to look into their antipsychotic usage to examine the validity of these concerns.
New Insights into Mental Illness
Psychiatric disorders such as depression, anxiety and schizophrenia have long been something of a mystery, but new research is identifying the brain circuits and chemicals that are involved in such illnesses.
FDA Approves First Generic Olanzapine
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved the first generic versions of Zyprexa ( olanzapine tablets) and Zyprexa Zydus ( olanzapine orally disintegrating tablets) to treat schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.
Schizophrenia in the Genes
Schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, once known as manic-depression, are common but debilitating mental illnesses. Patients suffer from delusions, hallucinations and severe mood problems.
Different Personalities Are Not So Different
Family history has been a known risk factor for mental illnesses like schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. Now, researchers find more similarity between these disorders.
FDA Drug Safety Communication: Saphris
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning the public that serious allergic reactions have been reported with the use of the antipsychotic medication Saphris ( asenapine maleate ).
Risperdal (risperidone) and Risperidone Recall
Ortho-McNeil-Janssen Pharmaceuticals notified healthcare professionals and the public of a recall of specific lots of Risperdal ( risperidone ) 3mg tablets and risperidone 2mg tablets.