FDA declines to approve Proteus-Otsuka sensor-equipped pill, asks for more tests
The FDA declined to approve what would have been the first mass market drug to incorporate Proteus Digital Health's ingestible sensor. The drug, a collaboration between Proteus and Otsuka Pharmaceuticals, combines the Proteus system with the antipsychotic pharmaceutical Abilify. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - April 27, 2016 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

FDA wants more from Proteus, Otsuka on ‘smart pill’
Otsuka Pharmaceutical (TYO:4578) and Proteus Digital Health  said today that the FDA issued a complete response letter requesting more information from the companies for the combination of the Proteus “smart pill” and Otsuka’s Abilify anti-depressant drug. The Proteus pill is designed to signal a wearable patch after it reaches the stomach, recording and time-stamping data from the pill and other patient metrics. The data can be relayed via Bluetooth to mobile devices and, with consent, to healthcare providers. The federal watchdog is requesting new data from the companies, including information on the per...
Source: Mass Device - April 27, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Drug-Device Combinations Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Otsuka Pharmaceutical Proteus Digital Health Source Type: news

Drug and behavioural therapy are both effective for tics in people with Tourette syndrome
There are effective drug and behavioural treatments for tics in children and young people with Tourette syndrome. Although most of the studies included in this review were small with risk of , the effects found were moderate to large and likely to be clinically meaningful. This NIHR funded and qualitative study found that habit reversal therapy, where people with Tourette's are taught to replace their tic with a less noticeable alternative, was effective. The drugs with the best balance of benefits and harms – risperidone, clonidine and aripiprazole – are those most commonly used in the UK. (Source: Current Awareness ...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - April 7, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Facts You Should Know When Taking Abilify for...
Read about the use of Abilify for bipolar disorder and other health conditions, as well as information on its side effects and two black box warnings. (Source: About.com Bipolar Disorder)
Source: About.com Bipolar Disorder - March 28, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Authors: bipolar.guide at about.com Tags: health Source Type: news

Aripiprazole versus chlorpromazine for people with schizophrenia and schizophrenia-like psychoses
The objectives are as follows: To review the effects of aripiprazole compared with chlorpromazine for people with schizophrenia and schizophrenia-like psychoses. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - March 17, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Aripiprazole versus haloperidol for people with schizophrenia and schizophrenia-like psychoses
The objectives are as follows: To review the effects of aripiprazole compared with haloperidol for people with schizophrenia and schizophrenia-like psychoses. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - March 17, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Aripiprozale versus haloperidol for people with schizophrenia and schizophrenia-like psychoses
The objectives are as follows: To review the effects of aripiprazole compared with haloperidol for people with schizophrenia and schizophrenia-like psychoses (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - March 17, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Aripiprazole versus perphenazine for people with schizophrenia and schizophrenia-like psychoses
The objectives are as follows: To review the effects of aripiprazole compared with perphenazine for people with schizophrenia. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - March 17, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Aripiprazole versus sulpiride for people with schizophrenia and schizophrenia-like psychoses
The objectives are as follows: To review the effects of aripiprazole compared with sulpiride for people with schizophrenia and schizophrenia-like psychoses. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - March 17, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Common Test May Aid Personalized Depression TreatmentCommon Test May Aid Personalized Depression Treatment
Preserved set-shifting capacity may mark a subgroup of older patients with resistant depression who may benefit from aripiprazole augmentation. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - March 10, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Risperidone, aripiprazole treat irritability in children with ASD
Risperidone and aripiprazole, followed by N-acetylcysteine, appear most effective in treating irritability and aggression in youth with autism spectrum disorders (ASD), according to a systematic... (Source: Pediatric News)
Source: Pediatric News - March 2, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Risperidone, aripiprazole treat irritability in children with ASD
Risperidone and aripiprazole, followed by N-acetylcysteine, appear most effective in treating irritability and aggression in youth with autism spectrum disorders (ASD), according to a systematic... (Source: Family Practice News)
Source: Family Practice News - March 2, 2016 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Understanding & Giving Support to Someone with Schizophrenia
What comes to mind when the word schizophrenia is spoken? Likely images of a bedraggled man or woman, with wild hair and tattered clothing, chatting away with someone that you can’t see, as they amble down a city street. You might actually cross the street to avoid him or her, so as not to get caught up in their delusion. The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-V) describes the condition as “characterized by delusions, hallucinations, disorganized speech and behavior, and other symptoms that cause social or occupational dysfunction. For a diagnosis, symptoms must have been present for s...
Source: Psych Central - February 1, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Edie Weinstein, MSW, LSW Tags: Antipsychotics Atypical Antipsychotics Caregivers Disorders Family General Medications Psychology Psychotherapy Schizophrenia Treatment American Psychiatric Association Delusion Delusional disorder Diagnostic And Statistical Ma Source Type: news

Smart Pill Can Tell Doctor If Patient Is Taking Medication
BOSTON (CBS) – It may sound like science fiction or perhaps more like Big Brother — a medication that can tell your doctor whether you’ve swallowed it or not. Many patients take a drug called Abilify to treat schizophrenia, bipolar disorder or depression, but soon patients may be offered a high-tech version of Abilify, a “smart pill”. It looks like a regular pill but hidden inside is a sensor which when swallowed sends a signal to a patch on a patient’s arm that transmits a message to the patient’s mobile phone verifying that the medication was taken. The data can also be sent to the patie...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - December 22, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: deanreddington Tags: Health Local News Dr. Mallika Marshall smart pill Source Type: news

What It’s Like to Be Inpatient with Dissociative Identity Disorder: Part 2
Looking back on my/our times inpatient, I see an array of different experiences. While at first I felt locked up, caged and incapacitated, later on I felt safer and more in agency of myself. My first inpatient experience was in 2010. I was in a psychiatric hospital from April to June 2010. The rooms were cold, with white walls and loud air conditioning. I always fell asleep watching the wall, the shadows portrayed on it by the blinds. The worst of all was when the visits went from once a week to none. When my phone was taken away from me. When I wasn’t allowed to see my parents. Being caged in a room with no lock, no sec...
Source: Psych Central - December 17, 2015 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Lilu Tags: Caregivers Children and Teens Disorders Dissociation Dissociative General Medications Personal Stories Psychiatry Psychology Treatment Dissociative Disorder Hospital Involuntary Commitment Mental Disorder Psychiatric Hospital Source Type: news