Friday, January 27, 2023

Antipsychotics and Chronic Illness

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A. The Chronicity Problem Becomes Apparent (1960s-1979s) It seems paradoxical that drugs that ameliorate acute psychotic symptoms over the short term will increase the likelihood...

Polypharmacy/Bipolar illness

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  A. Bipolar Illness Before the Psychopharmacology Era Prior to 1955, bipolar illness was a rare disorder. There were only 12,750 people  hospitalized with that disorder...

Early Death Associated With Antipsychotics

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There are a vast number of studies that document the diverse range of side effects caused by antipsychotic drugs. These adverse effects include brain...

Outcomes in the Era of Atypical Antipsychotics

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Once second-generation antipsychotic drugs came on the market (which are known as “atypicals”), there were claims by psychiatric researchers that they would lead to...

A Research Timeline for Antipsychotic Drugs

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1883     Phenothiazines developed as synthetic dyes 1934     USDA develops phenothiazines as insecticides 1938     Phenothiazines used to kill swine parasites 1949  ...

Antidepressants/Depression

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  A. The Natural Course of Depression Prior to the widespread use of antidepressants, the National Institute of Mental Health told the public that people regularly...

Antipsychotics/Schizophrenia

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The long-term outcomes literature for antipsychotics, which has been compiled over a period of nearly 50 years, consistently tells of drugs that increase the...