Antidepressant Treatment Concerns and Recommendations for Avoiding Adverse Events 11/17/2014

Adverse drug events are an important factor influencing health outcomes of individuals treated with psychotropic medications.

Nonmedical Psychotherapeutic Drug Use Among Mentally Ill Patients 11/17/2014

In drug-related emergency department visits, nonmedical use of psychotherapeutic drugs involves primarily antidepressants (60%) and antipsychotics (40%).

Nonpsychotropic Medication-Induced Psychosis 11/17/2014

Many nonpsychiatric medications have the potential to cause neuropsychiatric events ranging from anxiety to psychosis.

Some Anti-Inflammatories Beneficial for Schizophrenia 11/17/2014

Antidepressants’ Psychological Side Effects More Common Than Thought 3/19/2014

Untreated Depression and Shingles Vaccine Response May Be Linked 3/20/2013

Prevalence of Mental Health Disorders in Adults 11/20/2012

In 2009, U.S. adults experienced an average of 3.5 mentally unhealthy days during the previous 30 days.

Treatment of Depression in Patients With Epilepsy 11/20/2012

The prevalence of depression is significantly higher in epilepsy patients than in the general population.

Painkiller Abuse Associated With Depression, Suicide in College Students 7/18/2012

OCD and Its Treatment 11/16/2011

Obsessive-compulsive disorder is an extremely disabling disease that causes significant distress and compromised quality of life.1

Pharmacogenetics and Depression: Realized Dream or Great Expectation? 11/16/2011

Personalized drug therapy would have a positive effect on the management of this devastating illness.

Trends in Mental Health Disorders 11/16/2011

According to the 2007 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System survey, 40% of U.S. residents in 35 states had serious psychological distress.

Assessment and Management of Atypical Antipsychotic-Induced Metabolic Abnormalities 11/17/2010

Second-generation antipsychotics may cause weight gain, dyslipidemia, and hyperglycemia. 

Clinically Significant Acute Agitation: Consensus Update 11/17/2010

A behavioral emergency--also known as clinically significant acute agitation--typically is a dynamic, unpredictable encounter with a patient in whom the diagnosis is unknown or preliminary.

Drug-Alcohol Interactions: A Review of Three Therapeutic Classes 11/17/2010

Antibiotics, cardiovascular medications, and analgesics should not be combined with alcohol. 

Drug-Induced Serotonin Syndrome 11/17/2010

A potentially lethal condition, serotonin syndrome is caused most often when certain antidepressant agents are taken concurrently with other drugs that modulate synaptic serotonin levels.

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Panic Attacks 11/17/2010

Symptoms of a panic attack can mimic those of a heart attack or nervous breakdown. 

Patterns in Depression and Psychotropic Use 11/17/2010

Psychotropic medications are a major resource in the treatment of mental disorders.

Patients Report More Depression-Medication Side Effects Than Charted 5/20/2010

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Bipolar Disorder 11/19/2009

Sometimes called manic depression, this form of a mental illness is described as a fluctuation in mood extremes.

Nutrition and Clinical Depression 11/19/2009

Research results in the emerging area of nutritional neuroscience point to a link between what people eat and the quality of their mental state.

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Schizophrenia: A Review of Pharmacologic and Nonpharmacologic Treatments 11/19/2009

Owing to the complex nature of schizophrenia, treatment typically involves both pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic therapies.

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So Many Options, So Little Difference in Efficacy: What Is the Appropriate Antidepressant? 11/19/2009

These agents are equal in effectiveness, but it is hard to predict which one will work best for a given patient.

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Psychotropic Medication During Pregnancy 9/21/2009

In the public-health setting, a variety of mental-health conditions ranging from depression to bipolar disorder are encountered, but these illnesses are not always treated appropriately during pregnancy.

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Postpartum Depression 11/18/2008

While the birth of a child is exciting and monumental, many women experience short- or long-term mood disturbances in the postpartum period.

Patterns of Diagnosed ADHD and LD, 1997–2006 11/18/2008

Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and learning disability (LD) are two of the most prevalent disorders occurring in children aged 6 to 17 years.

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SSRIs and Serotonin Syndrome 11/18/2008

First described more than 40 years ago, serotonin syndrome remains unfamiliar to most clinicians.

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Optimizing Care for Patients with Depression in the Community Pharmacy Setting 11/18/2008

On a regular basis, most pharmacists must interact with patients who have mental illnesses.

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Eating Disorders 11/14/2008

An eating disorder is an abnormal eating behavior that leads to serious physical and emotional problems.

Recent Treatment Options for ADHD 3/20/2008

Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is characterized by inattentiveness, impulsivity, and/or hyperactivity and represents a common behavioral disorder of childhood.

Prevalence of Serious Psychological Disorders 1/23/2008

Serious psychological disorders (SPD) such as anxiety, depression, schizophrenia, and attention-deficit disorder have contributed to 48 million office-based physician visits, 3.7 million emergency department visits, 5.

Overview of Drug–Drug Interactions with SSRIs 1/23/2008

With the increasing development of newer and more complex drug compounds, pharmacists are being asked to bear much of the burden for detecting, preventing, and resolving adverse drug reactions and potentially serious drug interactions.

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Seasonal Affective Disorder 1/14/2008

Seasonal affective disorder, or SAD, is a type of depression that occurs each year around the same time, usually during the fall and winter months.

Metabolic Effects of Atypical Antipsychotics 11/19/2007

Atipsychotic medications are the mainstays for treating a number of serious psychiatric disorders, including schizophrenia, mania, delusional disorder, and psychosis.

Borderline Personality Disorder 11/19/2007

Borderline personality disorder (BPD) is a psychiatric condition in which patients display a "pervasive pattern of instability of interpersonal relationships, self-image, affects, and marked impulsivity that begins by early adulthood and is present in a variety of contexts.

Pharmacotherapy for Bipolar Disorder 11/19/2007

Bipolar disorder, also commonly referred to as manic depression, is a diagnosis of brain dysfunction characterized by severe alterations in mood and energy with a diminished capacity for daily functioning.

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Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder 11/14/2007

Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is a type of anxiety disorder that is named for its symptoms.

Treatment of Depression During Pregnancy 9/19/2007

Depression is prevalent, and the highest incidence for onset in women is during the childbearing years.