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What Works For Anxiety Disorders–Anti-Anxiety Drugs

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Anti-epileptic drugs (AEDs) are the main form of treatment for people with epilepsy. There are around 26 AEDs used to treat seizures.

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December 16, 2010 – 1:50 am | 1,609 views

FDA approves Latuda to treat schizophrenia in adults
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Latuda (lurasidone HCl) tablets for the treatment of adults with schizophrenia.
Schizophrenia affects about 1 percent of the U.S. population, ages …

How is schizophrenia treated?

December 11, 2010 – 5:35 pm | 333 views

Because the causes of schizophrenia are still unknown, treatments focus on eliminating the symptoms of the disease. Treatments include antipsychotic medications and various psychosocial treatments.
Antipsychotic medications
Antipsychotic medications have been available since the mid-1950’s. The older …

What medications are used to treat ADHD?

December 11, 2010 – 5:20 pm | 292 views

Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) occurs in both children and adults. ADHD is commonly treated with stimulants, such as:
Methylphenidate (Ritalin, Metadate, Concerta, Daytrana)
Amphetamine (Adderall)
Dextroamphetamine (Dexedrine, Dextrostat).
In 2002, the FDA approved the nonstimulant medication atomoxetine (Strattera) for …

Antidepressant Medications for Children and Adolescents

December 11, 2010 – 5:10 pm | 467 views

Antidepressant Medications for Children and Adolescents: Information for Parents and Caregivers
Depression is a serious disorder that can cause significant problems in mood, thinking, and behavior at home, in school, and with peers. It is estimated …

The Myth of Biological Depression

December 10, 2010 – 11:54 am | 347 views

The Myth of Biological DepressionUnhappiness or “depression” alleged to be the result of biological abnormality is called “biological” or “endogenous” or “clinical” depression. In her book The Broken Brain: The Biological Revolution in Psychiatry, …

Your Drug May Be Your Problem

December 10, 2010 – 11:30 am | 352 views

Your Drug May Be Your Problem:
How and Why to Stop Taking Psychiatric Drugs – Book Review
If you need specific advice about how to stop taking one or more psychiatric drugs, this is the book to read. …