Thursday, October 29, 2020

Antipsychotics Not Helpful for Anorexia

A review of all research on the use of antipsychotics for the treatment of anorexia nervosa found no demonstrable efficacy in terms of body...

Nurses Confront the Myths of Psychiatric Drugs

The July issue of Nursing Ethics takes on the myths of psychiatric drugs, saying that "psychiatric drugs are used only to control ‘patient’ behaviour...

Antipsychotics During Pregnancy Raise Diabetes Risk

Swedish researchers find, in a study of all women giving birth in Sweden from July 1, 2005 through December 31, 2009 that those taking...

Little Evidence on Effectiveness or Risks of Antipsychotics in Young People

Evidence-Based Mental Health reviews studies (from 1987 to 2011) of antipsychotics in people under 24 years old, finding weak evidence on comparative effectiveness of antipsychotics or...

Atypicals Associated with Diabetes in Adults Without Schizophrenia or Bipolar Diagnoses

Writing in Evidence Based Mental Health, researchers from Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital found that use of medication for diabetes was significantly...

Antipsychotics Aren’t Helpful to Children

Researchers from London, writing in European Psychiatry, reviewed "all RCTs involving children and young people with a diagnosis of childhood onset schizophrenia comparing any...

Long-Acting Risperidone (Consta) Increases Costs, Lowers Outcomes

Writing in the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, researchers from the Health Economics Resource Center studied the effects of long-acting injectable risperidone (Consta) on 369 patients...

Why the Delay Between Psychotropics’ Immediate and “Therapeutic” Effects?

Writing in Neuron that antipsychotics' "functional consequences and the subcellular sites of their accumulation in nervous tissue have remained elusive," researchers from Germany and...

Antipsychotics are Poor Sleep Aids

Research from Australia shows that "remained pervasive" in 70% of a sample of 83 patients medicated with antipsychotics and other medications, and concludes that...

Scant Evidence for Combining Antipsychotics

Researchers in Barcelona, Spain retrospectively reviewed the use of antipsychotics in 117,811 patients, of whom 9,855 were given combinations of antipsychotics and 13,763 were...

Antipsychotics for Anorexia: Weight Gain and Sedation as Treatment

A study published online today (May 26, 2012) in Current Psychiatry Reports recommends Zyprexa as "elusive" pharmacologic solution to anorexia nervosa. On the basis...

NMS in 2nd Gen. Antipsychotics: Similar, But Younger

A study released online today by the British Journal of Psychiatry shows that the clinical profile of neuroleptic malignant syndrome (NMS) is similar in 1st- v....

Nonwhites Twice as Likely to Receive Injectable Antipsychotics

Research published in the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry shows that of all 901 patients diagnosed with schizophrenia from July 2009 to June 2010 at a...

Disconnect Between Antipsychotic Prescribing and Metabolic Screening

Despite American Diabetes Association and APA recommendations of glucose and lipid testing for all patients started on antipsychotics, there is a disconnect between prescribing...

Baseline Lipid Monitoring with Antipsychotics “Disappointingly Low”

"Even in an academic setting with active discussions among psychiatrists regarding issues of metabolic risk ... baseline lipid monitoring is disappointingly low" according to...

Pharmacology Gets More Cooperation Than Psychosocial Advice

In a study of conformance to evidence-based treatment recommendations at mental health clinics among people diagnosed with schizophrenia, Canadian researchers found that conformance to...

Most Cases of Tardive Dyskinesia are Permanent

Only one out eight patients, out of 108 with tardive dyskinesia, recovered from the disorder in an Emory University Movement Disorders Clinic study. The...

Schizophrenia Prevents Cancer; Antipsychotics May Cause It

In a review of all 59,233 individuals diagnosed with schizophrenia in Sweden between 1965 and 2008, researchers from Sweden and the U.S. identified 6137...

Pharmacological Treatment of Schizophrenia: a Fifty-Year Review

Researchers in the U.S. and India reviewed the pharmacological treatment of schizophrenia since its introduction 50 years ago, trying to understand why it "remains...

Multiple Medications Associated With Poorer Outcomes

Research from Germany finds that people with schizophrenia or schizoaffective diagnoses given multiple medications - an antipsychotic plus a benzodiazepine or more than one...

No Advantage for Second-Generation Antipsychotics

In a study of 720 consecutive hospital admissions in a specific catchment area from 1991 to 2005, researchers found that there was no difference...

Prenatal Antipsychotic Exposure Causes Neuromotor Deficits

Researchers studying 309 6-month-olds at Emory University's Infant Development Laboratory found that infants prenatally exposed to antipsychotics showed significantly lower scores on a standardized...

Antipsychotics Increase Risk of Heart Attack in the Elderly

In a study of 10,969 older patients treated with antipsychotics in Quebec, Canada, researchers found a 2.19 times greater risk of heart attack in...

Second-Generation Antipsychotics Just as Likely as Older Drugs to Cause EPS

In a study of an earlier randomized controlled trial of antipsychotics, researchers from Yale and the U.K found that second-generation antipsychotics were as likely...

Psychiatric Drugs, Especially Antipsychotics, Contribute to Increasing Drug Costs

Antipsychotics have overtaken antidepressants as the most costly class of psychiatric medication in England, according to a study by Stephen Ilyas and Joanna Moncrieff...

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