Archives for February 2010

Psychiatric Polypharmacy Continues To Grow

The following links to an article about a study of prescribing practices by psychiatrists.  It shows that Polypharmacy (using combinations of medications) is growing significantly for treatment of depression.  The article also expresses concern that there is no evidence base to support this.

MedPage Today

Submitted by: Darrell H.

Genetic Studies Offer Clues About Addiction Risks And Treatments

A summary of what recent research has shown about the genetics of addiction.

Genome Web
Submitted by: Darrell H.

Atypical Antipsychotics Increase Cardiometabolic Risk In Children

The latest study about the effects of atypical antipsychotics in children.  This article comes from Psychiatric Times.

Psychiatric Times

Submitted by: Darrell H.

Most Antidepressants Miss Key Target Of Clinical Depression

The following is  a news article about a new study on depression and how the brain works.  According to it most antidepressants do not affect one of the key targets for treating depression.

Science Daily

Submitted by: Darrell H.

FDA Approves New Long Acting Injectible Antipsychotic

The FDA has approved a new long acting injection of the antipsychotic Zyprexa.  The following article tells about the treatment protocol that must be used when using this product.  Many critics feel that this protocol is such that this treatment is practically unusable.

Medical News

Submitted by: Darrell H.

Compassionate Allowance Outreach Hearing on Schizophrenia

The following link contains information and details about the Compassionate Allowance Outreach Hearing…

Social Secutiry Online