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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 ...


Researchers have found surprising evidence that an antidepressant, Citalopram ( Celexa, Seropram ), may perform as well as a commonly-prescribed antipsychotic, Risperidone ( Risperdal ), in the allevi ...


Studies with rats have revealed the potential in an entirely new class of antidepressants that take effect after only days of treatment versus the weeks required for current drugs. Depression can b ...


Adults with attention-deficit / hyperactivity disorder ( ADHD ) show a blunted response to the Methylphenidate ( Ritalin ), which increases brain dopamine levels. This suggests that dopamine dysfunct ...


Daily use of the antidepressant medications known as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors ( SSRIs ) by adults 50 years and older is associated with a doubled risk of some fractures. Depression a ...


Hyperprolactinemia and associated side effects often occur with antipsychotics. Researchers at Inje University, Republic of Korea, investigated the effect of adjunctive treatment with Aripiprazole ...


Many people, including significant proportions of active duty military personnel and veterans, suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder ( PTSD ), often in conjunction with other injuries or illnesse ...