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Abilify Is Top-Selling U.S. Drug -- But New Reports Question Long-Term Antipsychotic Use, Cite Need for Personalized Services

Art Levine | Posted 12.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Art Levine

The fresh attention to alternative and "evidence-based" therapeutic approaches, along with the new questions about the value of lifelong antipsychotic medications for people with schizophrenia, can potentially strengthen the way mental health providers respond to this often-devastating illness.

Made-Up Disease

Emma Tattenbaum-Fine | Posted 04.05.2014 | Comedy
Emma Tattenbaum-Fine

Ask your doctor. You may be suffering from Made-Up Disease....

FDA Approves Once-Monthly Abilify For Schizophrenia

Reuters | Posted 05.01.2013 | Healthy Living

Feb 28 (Reuters) - U.S. regulators on Thursday approved a once-monthly injectable form of Abilify, the blockbuster treatment for schizophrenia, whic...

My Phone Is Keeping an Eye on My Health

John Pavley | Posted 03.09.2013 | Technology
John Pavley

While it's great that we have modern medicine and pharmacology to alleviate the embarrassing problems of the natural aging process, I'm really much too busy to "grow old gracefully." I can't imagine retiring. That's where the apps come in.

4 Meds Your Aging Parents Should Not Be Taking

The Huffington Post | Anthonia Akitunde | Posted 11.28.2012 | Fifty

Caregivers of elderly parents with dementia may have to be wary of their loved ones' antipsychotic drugs. A new study found that four commonly prescri...

Inside Psychiatry: Anxiety Over Antipsychotic Drugs

Dr. Peter Breggin | Posted 09.27.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Peter Breggin

Richard A. Friedman notes in a recent New York Times article that by any standards, atypical antipsychotics are overprescribed. But he leaves out two groups that are especially vulnerable to abuse by these chemical agents: the elderly and children.

'Mass Psychosis In The U.S.'

Al Jazeera | James Ridgeway | Posted 09.13.2011 | Business

Has America become a nation of psychotics? You would certainly think so, based on the explosion in the use of antipsychotic medications. In 2008, with...

Long-Term Use of Bipolar Drug Questioned

Health.com | By Lynne Peeples | Posted 07.09.2011 | Home

The growing use of a popular drug in the long-term treatment of bipolar disorder is based largely on a single, flawed clinical trial that may be s...

The Tincture of Time and Talk: Helping Ailing College Students Develop an Emotional Sense of Direction

SaraKay Smullens | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
SaraKay Smullens

Emotional health challenges on college campuses today are overwhelming. What is going on? And what can we do about it?

Understanding the Placebo Effect

Eliezer Sobel | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Eliezer Sobel

My first foray into the nebulous world of antidepressants was in 1985 when I was put on Sinequan. It gave me severe cotton mouth, didn't do much for my mood.

Antipsychotic Drugs, Their Harmful Effects, and the Limits of Tort Reform

Dr. Peter Breggin | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Peter Breggin

There are many problems within our legal system that could benefit from reform. But so-called tort reform has already gone too far.