Blog Posts - Antipsychotic



Schizophrenia and Addiction: It’s A Common but Preventable Combination

It’s not uncommon that someone with schizophrenia would have an addiction to either drugs or alcohol. In fact, according to the National Institute of Mental Health, those who have schizophrenia are much more likely to have a substance abuse addicti...
by Recovery Advocates on Jan 7, 2015

No New Antipsychotic Is Good News?

Won't you have a piece of the pie too?Found this in "images" and it looks like it could be for a couple different antipsychotics, eventual side effects if a lot of weight is gained from them, and no action is being taken.The date that I quit the gene...
by Frankie's Joint on Jun 24, 2014

Adobe Systems (ADBE) Impressive Numbers, Alkermes (ALKS) Schizophrenia Drug Positive Data

Adobe Systems Inc. (ADBE) Shares of ADBE are trading on different levels, after the company delivered stronger financial results than expected, driven by accelerated adoption of Creative Cloud and Adobe Marketing Cloud. For the second quarter fiscal...
by PennyOmega.com on Jun 18, 2014

Janssen Pharmaceuticals Drugs Invega And Risperdal Are Linked, Again, To Gynecomastia / Male Breasts Enlargement Side Effect

New Medical Evidence Is Presented In March 2014 That Suggests Adolescent Males And Boys Can Develop Breasts Due To Their Use Of Risperdal Or Invega (Posted by Tom Lamb at DrugInjuryWatch.com) Risperdal (risperidone) is a popular antipsychotic drug us...
by Drug Injury Watch on Mar 17, 2014

The Association Of Antipsychotic Drug Risperdal (Risperidone) With Gynecomastia / Male Breasts Side Effect Is Subject Of Pharmaceutical Litigation Against Janssen

Legal Issue In These Risperdal Lawsuits Is Whether The Drug Label Provided Timely And Sufficient Warning About The Development Of Breasts In Boys And Men (Posted by Tom Lamb at DrugInjuryWatch.com) Gynecomastia is swelling of the breast tissue in boy...
by Drug Injury Watch on Jan 9, 2014

Nursing Home Abuse: Lack Of Informed Consent

A National Study has concluded that many nursing homes fail to obtain  informed consent prior to the implementation of medical treatments.  Informed consent is obtained only when the proposed medical treatment is explained to the resident and the r...

Nursing Home Abuse: Johnson & Johson Pharmaceuticals Pays 2.2 Billion Settlement As A Result Of Antipsychotic Drug Promotions

Johnson & Johnson, a pharmaceutical company has paid 2.2 billion dollars to settle claims that it improperly promoted the use of antipsychotics for nursing home residents.  As part of this settlement, Janssen, a J&J subsidiary, plead guilty...

Do people really need to stay on anti-psychotic medications over the long haul?

By David Joel Miller The conventional wisdom has been that one you were put on an anti-psychotic you were going to be on it for life. People who stopped taking their meds were at high risk for a relapse. Now comes a … Continue reading →...
by counseolrssoapbox on Sep 19, 2013

Antipsychotic drug use in children for mood/behavior disorders increases type 2 diabetes risk

  "Prescribing of "atypical" antipsychotic medications to children and young adults with behavioral problems or mood disorders may put them at unnecessary risk for type 2 diabetes, a Vanderbilt University Medical Center study shows. Young people...
by PolygenicBlog on Aug 22, 2013

Nursing Home Abuse: Antipsychotic Drugs To Control Behavior Is A Chemical Restraint

The Record had an excellent article on Sunday, July 14, 2013, on the use of psychotic drugs to control behavior and the attempts by nursing homes to wean residents off the drugs with more personalized attention.  Antipsychotic drugs, administered to...

Should an addict take psych meds?

How safe is it from someone in recovery from drugs or alcohol to take psych meds. Many recovering people are worried about the effects of taking psychiatric meds on their recovery. The recovery community has long been divided on this … Continue...
by counseolrssoapbox on May 16, 2013

Nursing Home Abuse: Medicare Paid Billions For Poor Nursing Home Care

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services issued a report in February, 2013 outlining the results of a study that was conducted in 42 states in 2009 with 1.1 million patient visits.  The study found that Medicare paid 5.1B for poor care in sk...

Questioning The Safety And Effectiveness Of 4 Common Antipsychotic Drugs Prescribed For Older Adults

In older adults, antipsychotic drugs are commonly prescribed off-label for a number of disorders outside of their Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved indications -schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. The largest number of antipsychot...
by PolygenicBlog on Dec 3, 2012

Heart attack deaths higher in schizophrenia patients

According to scientists at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) and the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES), death risk resulting from heart attack is higher in people with schizophrenia than in the general public.On averag...
by CNews on Oct 7, 2012

Nursing Home Abuse: Senate Bill Requiring Informed Consent For Antipsychotics

On September 20, 2012, Senators Kohl (D-WI), Grassley (R-IA) and Blumental (D-CT) introduced Senate Bill 3604, the Improving Dementia Care Treatment for Older Adults Act, which would require nursing homes, accepting Medicare and Medicaid, to obtain i...

Nursing Home Abuse: Use of Antipsychotic Drugs Is A Hidden Peril to Residents

On April 29, 2012, the Boston Globe published an extensive article on the hidden peril of antipsychotic drugs being used by nursing homes to control behavior of residents.  The article reports that federal data show that 185,000 nursing home residen...

En Belgique ça n’existe pas ……..POST N° 200…..Gang stalking….Victimes

ARTICLE N° 200, Sans interlocuteur officiel malgré des centaines de courriers et ce blog, malgré la remise à la police de 3.5 gigas de documents et preuves en août.  Ce blog est à peu de choses près  la rédaction d’une partie de la...

ABILIFY

ABILIFY ABILIFY is added to an antidepressant to help treat unresolved symptoms of depression in adults when an antidepressant alone is not enough. Treating depressive symptoms can be challenging For some people, finding the antidepressant that works...
by Psychology Videos on Aug 5, 2011


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