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Taking newer types of antipsychotic drugs could increase a person’s risk of developing dangerous blood clots, according to a new University of Nottingham study published on British Medical Journal.Ven ...


A pilot study has suggested the hallucinogen Psilocybin may be feasible and safe to administer to patients with advanced-stage cancer and anxiety, with promising effects on mood.In recent years, there ...


Naltrexone, a drug commonly used to treat alcohol and drug addiction, has a similar effect on the compulsive behavior of kleptomaniacs; it curbs their urge to steal.Kleptomania is a type of impulse co ...


Asenapine ( Saphris ) met the primary endpoint over one year of treatment in an extension study in patients with predominant, persistent negative symptoms of schizophrenia.Negative symptoms of schizop ...


Bipolar disorder appears to increase the risk of early death from medical illnesses, according to a literature review study published in the journal Psychiatric Services.The researchers comprehensivel ...


Saphris ( Asenapine ) is a psychotropic agent indicated for acute treatment of schizophrenia in adults and acute treatment of manic or mixed episodes associated with bipolar I disorder with or without ...


About 44% of individuals who had bipolar disorder as children continue to have manic episodes as young adults.Recent data has demonstrated an enormous increase in the diagnosis of pediatric bipolar di ...


Nearly every child who receives an antipsychotic drug is first prescribed one of the second-generation, or atypical drugs, such as Olanzapine ( Zyprexa ) and Risperidone ( Risperdal ). However, there ...


Second-generation antipsychotic drugs are not necessarily better than the first-generation drug Haloperidol ( Haldol ) at treating a first episode of schizophrenia.Second-generation drugs, introduced ...


Second-generation antipsychotic drugs are not necessarily better than the first-generation drug Haloperidol ( Haldol ) at treating a first episode of schizophrenia.Second-generation drugs, introduced ...


Two randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled studies assessed the efficacy of Quetiapine extended release ( Seroquel XR ) in patients with bipolar disorder: the first ( Study 002 ) examined acute ...


Taking the antidepressant Citalopram ( Celexa, Seropram ) before beginning treatment for head and neck cancer may help prevent depression during therapy, according to results of a pilot study. Trea ...


New research provides support for the use of St.John's wort extracts in treating major depression. A Cochrane Systematic Review backs up previous research that showed the plant extract is effective in ...


A research has shown that selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors ( SSRIs ), a group of drugs commonly used to treat depression, may double the risk of gastrointestinal bleeding. When the drugs are ta ...


Specific variations in two genes are linked to suicidal thinking that sometimes occurs in people taking the most commonly prescribed class of antidepressants, according to a large study led by scienti ...