The risks of adverse events are similar with short-term use of typical and atypical antipsychotic medications after cardiac surgery in seniors.
.There has been a sharp rise in the number of American seniors who take 3 or more medications that affect their central nervous system.
Both immediate and gradual discontinuation of the current antipsychotic medication are viable treatment options.
The use of antipsychotics was associated with an increased risk of acute respiratory failure in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
The primary outcome in this study was the change in total quality-of-life scores from baseline to week 24 after patients were randomly assigned to a treatment group.
70% of severely mentally ill patients on Medicaid were not tested for diabetes, despite having a two to three times greater risk.
Guidelines, however, say that antipsychotics should only be used short term for severe psychotic symptoms and agitation.
PDP patients treated with antipsychotics were four times as likely to died following three to six months of treatment than those not on the meds.
Dementia patients who were younger, female and lived in nursing homes were most associated with psychotropic polypharmacy.
Rexulti (brexpiprazole), from Otsuka and Lundbeck, is approved as a monotherapy in schizophrenia and an adjunct in patients with major depression.
Almost 60% of people diagnosed with a first episode of psychosis were also smokers.
WHO identifies over 700 adverse event reports from Africa of patients taking what they thought was diazepam but was actually haloperidol.
Patients with late life schizophrenia who had their antipsychotic dose reduced had fewer side effects without sacrificing medication efficacy.
Males were more likely to be given antipsychotics than females, and among young adults given the drugs, depression was most common diagnosis.
Parkinson's patients who took any antipsychotic were more than twice as likely to die within 180 days than those not on one.
Invega Trinza is dosed once every four months following monthly treatment of Invega Sustenna for at least four months.
One psychiatrist is calling on authorities to declassify psychedelic drugs to study their therapeutic potential for mental illnesses.
Patients taking a long-acting injectable antipsychotic had better medication adherence and control of symptoms than peers taking a pill version.
In survey, patients with schizophrenia and psychiatrists both expressed displeasure over efficacy and side effects of current antipsychotics.
PD psychosis is underreported and faces treatment challenges, though a new treatment on the horizon may change that.
A group of psychiatric associations is recommending that behavioral changes and other nonpharmacological interventions be used instead.
However, researchers found no weight gain in children and adolescents who took SSRI and SNRI antidepressants.
An study of people convicted of homicides found that using benzodiazepines was associated with a 45% increased risk of doing so.
A Phase II trial of Intra-Cellular's ITI-007 shows improvement in negative symptoms of schizophrenia without side effects seen in other antipsychotics.
One Danish scientist argues that the benefits of psychiatric drugs have been exaggerated and their harms minimized.
Invega Trinza, from Janssen, should be available to patients by mid-June.
Ongoing research indicates that biomarkers can predict the efficacy of an antipsychotic or potential side effects in a patient.
An evaluation of the CATIE trial finds high lipid levels may boost cognition in schizophrenia patients.
Measuring levels of cortisol and inflammation markers may help to determine if a patient will respond to an antipsychotic.
Abilify (aripiprazole) has annual sales of nearly $8 billion.
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