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Latuda

December 16, 2010 – 1:50 am | 1,410 views
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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 | 284 views
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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 | 225 views
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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 | 294 views
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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 | 259 views
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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 | 281 views
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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. …